With Verizon’s LTE network impressing us a little bit more every day we thought some of you might be interested to see a new netbook which the U.S. carrier recently officially announced, this is the Compaq Mini CQ10-688nr and it is the first-ever 4G LTE netbook which has ever been available.
In terms of specs you get a Windows 7 Home Starter 32-bit, a 10.1 Anti-glare LED Display (1024 x 600), an Intel Atom N455 (1.66 GHz) processor, 1GB DDR3 RAM, a 250 GB HDD, WiFi b/g/n, VGA-out, a built-in webcam, a built-in microphone and a memory card slot. Verizon say that users should expect download speeds of 5 to 12 Mbps and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps from the internal 4G LTE modem, however this will depend heavily on coverage in your area. In case you was wondering it weighs 3.10 lbs.
This model will be available from tomorrow, it will cost $449.99 when purchased as part of a new two-year customer agreement. Monthly costs depend heavily on how much data you will be using, for $30 a month you get 2GB, for $50 a month you get 5 GB and for $80 a month you get 10 GB. Do you think that the netbook’s price should have been subsidized more?
If you are worried about 4G LTE speed you should check out this article, it shows the Verizon Galaxy Tab 10.1 connected to Verizon’s 4G LTE network and it consistantly delivered around 28Mbps down and 8Mbps up, at one point it shot up to 44.44Mbps down and 9.39Mbps up – pretty incredible eh?
As previously mentioned this is Verizon’s first-ever netbook offering to feature built-in 4G LTE connectivity, however if your not a fan of the small form-factor which this netbook offer you should check out the HP Pavilion dm1-3010nr notebook here, it costs $599.99 as part of a two-year deal and boasts plenty of improved specs over the the Compaq Mini CQ10-688nr. Remember that this is a notebook not a netbook, therefore it not as portable as the new Compaq.
Does the Compaq Mini CQ10-688nr interest you? If not, what puts you off?