If you are looking for a laptop which boasts 4G connectivity we may have come across the perfect solution for you, this is the Dell Latitude E6420, this laptop has a high price and the 4G connectivity option is not cheap either, however we are sure that this will not bother some of you.
There are plenty of configurable options available when choose to customize your Dell Latitude E6420, the standard model features a 14-inch multitouch LED backlit display which supports a resolution of 1366×768 and in terms of performance-related specs you get the Intel Core i5-2520M (2.50GHz) processor, 2GB of DDR3 RAM, a 250GB HDD and Intel 3000 HD graphics. You also get Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit, an 8X DVD writer and 3 years Basic Hardware Service / NBD Limited Onsite Service After Remote Diagnosis. This model costs $1,284.00, however if you want 4GB of RAM instead you have to pay $1,374.00.
When we were looking through some of the connectivity options we spotted that you could add the Dell Wireless DW5800 4G mini card (with Verizon activation), this costs $249 and also requires you to sign up to a data plan, according to Engadget your plan will cost $30 a month for 2GB of data, $50 a month for 5GB or $80 a month for 10GB.
To be honest with you we were a little shocked by just how much this internal 4G card costs, especially as you can alternatively pick up the Pantech 4G LTE USB Modem (UML290) here for just $49.99. Also these days there are lots of smartphones out there will built-in mobile hotspot functionality, we think that if you use this sensibly it would work out a lot cheaper.
We done some simple calculations and if you buy the 4G card add on and sign up to the 2GB a limit a month data plan you will be paying $609.99 for a year’s access to Verizon’s 4G LTE network, this will give you 24GB of data for the year, which isn’t a lot spread across 365 days. Also if you go over your monthly allowance you get charged $10 for every extra 1GB used.
You can find out more about the Dell Latitude E6420 here, despite it being great for business we can’t help but think that there are better ways to spend your money, do you agree?