Orange offering up free Eee PC

Handing out laptops in return for wallet–wilting mobile deals is nothing new. Carphone Warehouse has been at it for months. But Orange has caugh

Of course, there’s a snag. And it’s a pricey one too – you’ll need to sign on the dotted line for a £25 a month contract, including 3GB of data and 100 texts for a lengthy 24 months.

That works out at a massive £600, for a laptop that’s soon to be replaced by the 900A model, which will pack a faster Intel Atom processor.

Still, in terms of free laptops, it’s the best one going by a distance. Our advice? Tread with caution. Maybe buy a netbook separately and weigh up some of the cheaper mobile broadband offers out there.

If you’re confused about what netbook to get, then check out our feature giving you the lowdown on what to consider before getting one.