When considering buying a laptop, one doesn’t typically think about heading over to Verizon Wireless to do so. But nevertheless, Verizon does sell laptops, albeit a little differently than places like Best Buy does. Well, just recently Verizon unveiled the latest addition to the company’s connected notebook PC lineup, the HP Pavilion dm1-3010nr.
This new Pavilion laptop is the first model from Verizon to feature an embedded 4G LTE modem for high-speed 4G connectivity directly out of the box. As far as specifications are concerned, this new model doesn’t hold anything back either.
Some of the more impressive specs include an 11.6″ 1366 x 768 LED display, 1.6GHz dual-core AMD processor, 2GB of DDR3 RAM, a 320GB hard drive, a VGA webcam and Windows 7 Home Premium. This device is set to go on sale tomorrow, July 28th, for $599.99. Before purchasing, users will need to choose between one of two data plans, $50 per month for 5GB or $80 per month for 10GB.
Key features from Verizon’s press release include:
- 4G LTE with download speeds of 5 to 12 Mbps and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps
- Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
- 11.6″ high-definition HP BrightView LED Display
- 1.60GHz AMD Dual-Core Processor E-350
- 320GB hard drive with HP ProtectSmart hard drive protection
- 2GB DDR3 RAM
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- VGA webcam with integrated digital microphone
- Multi-format digital media card reader for SD cards and multimedia cards
The best thing this device has going for it right now is definitely the 4G LTE speeds. That is going to be the main seller for people interested in this device though I can’t imagine it being worth the $50 to $80 per month plan subscription.
Source: BGR – Verizon Wireless unveils $600 4G LTE-enabled HP Pavilion Laptop