The cost is $219, when purchased from the company, Neo Direct, Inc.
The link to there site is here: http://www.neo-direct.com/NEO/default.aspx
Some of the impressive points to consider, other than the hardware, are:
- They offer a 30 day guarantee and 3 year warranty.
- Connectivity is very simple: USB cables!
- Battery life is great! About 700 hours on 3 AA batteries, and you can buy a rechargeable one for about $30 extra. I was concerned about the data disappearing if the batteries died, but it has a back-up lithium battery just in case!
- It has an IR (infrared) port, or Beamer, for sharing files wirelessly, and can be connected to your PC and a Printer at the same time.
Please, let me know if you like or dislike the Alpha Smart!