Verizon Wireless has launched the 4G LTE-enabled HP Pavilion dm1 notebook, famous for being the first notebook to come out with AMD’s new fusion series of chip.
The notebook is targeted at those who use their laptops outside the limited range of their home or office WiFi, but don’t want to compromise on WiFi-like speeds thanks to its 4G network. It also launched the 10-inch Galaxy Tablet.
At $600, however, the notebook will be costlier than the netbooks that are usually bundled by mobile service firms as 3G access devices.
However, thanks to the 4G LTE connection, the unit will support much higher speeds compared to others. Thanks to AMD’s fusion technology — which combines the ATI graphics technology with AMD’s own processor know-how — the 11.6 inch notebook is estimated to be good for around 8-10 hours on a single charge on prudent use.
The 1.2-inch notebook will allow customers to “stream high-definition content; play games; video chat; and download music, photos and videos within seconds rather than minutes,” Verizon said.
However, the two data plans on offer may leave something to be desired. A modest allocation of 5 GB will cost $50 per month while $80 will buy you 10 GB of wireless data usage. Keep in mind that 1 GB of data is only good for watching between 1 to 2 hours of Youtube video.
For those who don’t watch online video, the 5 GB pack should be good for a month.
Other specs are as follows:
4G LTE – download speeds of 5-12 Mbps and upload of 2 to 5 Mbps in 4G areas
Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit
11.6-inch High-definition HP BrightView LED Display (1366 x 768)
1.60 GHz AMD Dual-Core Processor E-350
320 GB hard drive with HP ProtectSmart hard drive protection
Memory: 2 GB 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
Weight: 3.52 lbs