Verizon ships first 4G LTE-enabled HP notebook

Verizon announces that it's about to ship the first notebook with a built-in 4G LTE cellular connection.

The first first 4G LTE-enabled notebook from Verizon.
The first first 4G LTE-enabled notebook from Verizon. Verizon

If you want to enjoy fast (super fast, that is) cellular Internet access on the go now, you can either get the LG VL600 modem or the Samsung 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot and use it with your laptop. But what if you also need the laptop itself?

In this case, it might be a better idea to get what Verizon is about to ship, the first 4G LTE-enabled PC, the HP Pavilion dm1-3010nr Entertainment PC.

The 4G LTE-enabled laptop was first introduced during CES 2011 with the idea that it would allow customers to stream high-definition content, play games, do video chatting, or any other broadband-intensive applications, right out of the box. Verizon says that the laptop itself is super thin, at just 1.2 inches, making it a good companion for those who travel frequently.

Specs-wise, the computer seems rather underpowered, as it's equipped with a 1.60 GHz AMD dual-core E-350 processor, 2GB of DDR RAM, and a 320GB hard drive. The laptop's 11.6-inch LED screen supports a maximum resolution of 1,366x768 pixels. Other than the interpreted 4G LTE, it also has built-in Wireless-N. Verizon says the whole package weighs around 3.5 lbs.

The HP Pavilion dm1-3010nr runs Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit and will be available on Verizon's Web site on July 28 for $600. According to Verizon, customers will have the option to pick one of two data plans that cost $50/month for a 5GB data cap or $80/month for a 10GB data cap.

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