Electricals giant Best Buy is trialling the sale of discounted laptops with internet contracts, echoing a similar initiative used by joint-venture partner Carphone Warehouse in Europe.

Customers at selected stores can buy lower priced laptops if they sign up for two years with a broadband provider. Best Buy chief executive Brian Dunn said: “There are so many places, people want a brand they can trust that will help them do things they want to do.”