Verizon now offering 4G LTE on Compaq Mini
The past month has seen a flurry of notebooks receive Verizon LTE modules, including the Dell E6420 and HP Pavilion dm1, and now another HP laptop can browse the web with blazing 4G speeds. The Mini CQ10-688nr from Compaq (a subsidiary of HP) is the newest member of Verizon’s LTE laptop family, and should be available in the following days.
According to a press release by Verizon, the CQ10-688nr will be available starting on the 4th of August from Verizon’s online store. Of course, the netbook has been outfitted with a Verizon LTE modem, which allows access to the company’s 4G network and its supposed 5-12 Mbps download speeds.
With regards to the rest of the specs, the Compaq Mini comes with a 10.1” LED display with a native resolution of 1024x600 pixels, an Intel Atom N455 1.66GHz CPU, 250GB of storage, 1GB of DDR3 RAM, and Windows 7 Home Starter. The laptop also weighs only 3.10lbs (1.4kg) and includes access to HP’s Cloud Drive online storage.
While the $450 price tag for the CQ10 can be stomached, the 4G packages offered by Verizon are on the pricey side. After removing their previously available unlimited data plans, new Verizon 4G customers will have to choose from capped monthly allowances that range between 2GB for $30, 5GB for $50 and10GB for $80.