Verizon Wireless Introduces 4G LTE-Powered HP Notebook
Network operator Verizon Wireless announced the HP Pavilion dm1-3010nr Entertainment PC will be available online via Verizon's Website starting July 28. Powered by Verizon's 4G LTE (Long-Term Evolution) network, the notebook allows customers to stream high-definition content; play games; video chat; and download music, photos and videos within seconds rather than minutes via the 4G network connection.
The Pavilion dm1-3010nr, previously announced at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, will be available online for $599.99, and customers will have the option to choose one of the following mobile broadband data plans: a $50 monthly access plan for 5GB monthly allowance or an $80 monthly access plan for 10GB monthly allowance. Measuring less than 1.2 inches thick, the dm1-3010nr boasts CoolSense Technology, which combines advanced hardware and intelligent cooling software to keep a notebook cooler. With 4G LTE, customers can expect download speeds of 5M to 12M bps and upload speeds of 2M to 5M bps in 4G mobile broadband coverage areas, according to a company release.
In addition, the notebook features Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, an 11.6-inch high-definition HP BrightView LED display, the 1.60GHz AMD Dual-Core Processor E-350, a 320GB hard drive with HP ProtectSmart hard drive protection, 2GB DDR3 RAM memory, a VGA Webcam with integrated digital microphone, and a multiformat digital media card reader for SD cards and multimedia cards.
Verizon also said it will begin selling the 4G LTE Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 July 28, becoming the first provider of a 4G-powered Samsung tablet. The 16GB model costs $529.99, and the 32GB model is $629.99, both with two-year contracts. The data plans from which Tab 10.1 buyers may choose are $30 a month for up to 2GB, $50 a month for 5GB or the heftier $80 a month for 10GB for power users.
Earlier this month, Verizon announced it was turning on its wireless network in 28 additional markets this week, bringing the 4G LTE network to a total of 102 cities across the country. Consumers and businesses can choose from 10 4G devices-three smartphones, a tablet, two hotspots and three USB modems, as well as the HP notebook-to access the network.
When customers travel outside of a 4G coverage area, the devices automatically connect to Verizon's 3G network. Customers in 3G coverage areas who purchase 4G devices will be able to take advantage of 4G speeds when the faster network becomes available in their areas. The company's 700MHz spectrum gives Verizon specific advantages with 4G, including a contiguous, nationwide network license.
The company is also working with rural communications companies to collaboratively build and operate a 4G network in those areas using the tower and backhaul assets of the rural company and Verizon's core 4G LTE equipment and premium 700MHz spectrum. So far, 10 rural companies have announced their participation in the LTE in Rural America program and have leased spectrum covering, in total, more than 2.1 million people in rural communities and nearly 62,000 square miles.