One Year of AOL: Free PC

By Deane Barker on December 4, 2003

AOL unveils a $299 PC deal: Cheap, though you have to tack on the AOL premium. You can get decent dial-up for, say, $12 a month, or $10 less per month than AOL. So you’re spending an extra $120 a year for AOL, which makes the computer actually cost $419. Still cheap.

America Online confirmed Thursday that it is offering a $299 bundle of PC, 17-inch monitor and color printer to subscribers who sign up for its Internet service for one year—its latest effort to prop up its subscriber base.