HP’s Chromebook 11 with built-in 4G LTE functionality is now available at Best Buy stores for $379. This is $100 more than the WiFi-only model, which is priced at $279. The 4G-capable Chrome OS laptop has an Altair 4G chip, and runs on Verizon’s network.
The new LTE-enabled Chromebook is otherwise exactly same as the WiFi-only model. It has an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel IPS display, Samsung Exynos 5250 dual-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage.
This model can be used on Verizon’s network for an additional $10 monthly charge for data, Altair said in a statement. You’ll also get a $50 account activation rebate, which brings down the price to $329. That’s not bad for a 2.3 pound laptop which you can carry and use just about anywhere.
It is one of the cheapest Chrome OS laptop with an LTE chipset, and according to Engadget, it will cost the same $279 as the Wi-Fi only model if you sign a two year contract with Verizon.
For those who are interested in WiFi-only model, the non-cellular Chromebook 11 laptop is also available onGoogle Play. Sales were halted recently after problems were reported with the laptop’s charger, but HP quickly rectified the issue.