It's Verizon Wireless' first LTE-powered laptop, but is it really anything to write home about? The familiar HP Pavilion dm1 -- which emerged last year
on Big Red's 3G network -- has undergone a minor revision, this time surfacing with a 4G radio and a far more respectable processor. The dm1-3010nr is expected to ship two days from now (you know, alongside that grotesquely overpriced
Galaxy Tab 10.1 LTE), with an 11.6-inch (1366 x 768) LED display, 1.6GHz AMD Zacate E-350 APU, 320GB hard drive, 2GB of DDR3 memory, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, a VGA webcam, multi-format card reader and a 64-bit copy of Windows 7 Home Premium. It measures in at 1.2-inches thick and weighs 3.52 pounds, and so far as we can tell, the $599.99 asking price doesn't
require a constricting two-year data agreement. We're awaiting specific word from VZW to confirm, but as of now, it looks as if you can get 5GB per month for $50, or 10GB for $80. Looking for that $30 / 2GB plan? Tough luck, bub -- she ain't available here.
: We've confirmed with VZW that no two-year contract is required with that price. You buy it outright, and then pay month-to-month for data.
HP Pavilion dm1-3010nr for Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless Introduces First 4G LTE Powered Notebook
BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Verizon Wireless today announced the HP Pavilion dm1-3010nr Entertainment PC with 4G LTE will be available online at www.verizonwireless.com on July 28.
Previously announced at this year's Consumer Electronics Show and powered by Verizon's 4G LTE network, the HP Pavilion dm1-3010nr allows customers to stream high-definition content; play games; video chat; and download music, photos and videos within seconds rather than minutes. Measuring less than 1.2-inches thin, the HP Pavilion dm1-3010nr offers the performance of a notebook with the mobility of a netbook. The notebook's HP CoolSense Technology combines advanced hardware and intelligent cooling software for a notebook that feels noticeably cooler.
* 4G LTE – customers can expect download speeds of 5 to 12 Mbps and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps in 4G mobile broadband coverage 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
Pricing and availability:
* The HP Pavilion dm1-3010nr will be available online at www.verizonwireless.com for $599.99.
* Customers will have the option to choose one of the following mobile broadband data plans:
o $50 monthly access for 5GB monthly allowance
o $80 monthly access for 10GB monthly allowance