Smart Bro’s Gadget Plans bundle laptops with broadband Internet connection through pocket WiFi

It used to be that only phones, phablets, and tablets got bundled with postpaid plans or pocket WiFi gadgets. Now, Smart Bro caters to students who need laptops to get their school work done. (Actually, students will tell their parents and their parents will do the actual spending.)

Smart Bro’s new laptop bundles, available for as low as P999 a month, provides students fast broadband Internet through the pocket WiFi thrown in, which in turn comes with 50 hours of Internet surfing every month.

Here are the laptops.

ASUS Transformer Book T100 – stand alone tablet or mini laptop

Available under Plan 1299, the ASUS Transformer T100 is a 10-inch Windows 8 tablet with a full-sized keyboard dock that houses 500GB of storage. It’s both a stand-alone tablet or a laptop look-a-like because of the keyboard. With 10 hours of battery life plus MS Office Home and Student 2013, there’s no excuse not get work done at school or outside the house. (Photo above shows the T100 Reggie got from Smart Bro even before the official launch of the Smart Bro Gadget Plans,  a testament that these hybrid Windows 8 notebooks can actually get work done.)

Acer Iconia W4 – fits nicely in your hand, but the keyboard makes it ready for student work

10″ tablets aren’t for everyone, which is why there’s the Acer Iconia W4: an 8-inch tablet powered by an Intel Bay Trail Z3740 chip and Windows 8.1 OS, which comes with a full-sized Bluetooth keyboard cover. Available under Plan 999. Don’t belittle that small screen, as the IPS display brings out sharp images and great viewing angles.

It’s safe to say the student will watch dozens of videos on this tablet, that is, apart from getting school work done. The keyboard might be a little cramped for older users, but then kids can adapt to anything these days.

Both of the ASUS Transformer T100 and the Acer Iconia W4 come with a Pocket WiFi that provides 50 hours of Internet surfing every month, protected by an Anti-Bill Shock Guarantee.

Smart Bro’s Anti-Bill Shock Guarantee means parents won’t have to worry about paying a high amount in their monthly bills as the subscription automatically becomes unlimited once the usage reaches P1,899 for Plan 1299 or P1,599 for Plan 999.

Other laptops, also available through Smart Bro’s Gadget Plus Plans, include the Samsung ATIV Book 2 and the Acer Aspire V5 122P Touch. Both come with a Power Plug-It and 50 hours of Internet surfing every month.

To apply for these new Gadget Plus Plan bundles, simply need to proceed to selected Smart Stores nationwide or order from the Smart Online Store.

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Irwin Allen Rivera loves his wife's cooking so much he's now twice the man he used to be. His English essay won a Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature in 2012. His philosophical-horror story appeared in Philippine Speculative Fiction 8 (2013). He was managing editor and lead writer of Sites and Symbols 2 (2005), a coffee-table book about buildings in UP Diliman - his alma mater (BA Philosophy; MA Creative Writing continuing). He worked at the UP Diliman Information Office before shifting to web content writing. His sudden fiction, "Notwithstanding Pigs," initially a Friendster testimonial, appeared in Philippines Graphic (2006) and in Very Short Stories for Harried Readers (2007). He used to write for