This fall HP will offer a new version of the Pavilion dm1 laptop designed to connect to T-Mobile’s 4G HSPA+ mobile network. And customers will be able to use up to 200MB of data per month for two years for no additional cost.
While 200MB isn’t a lot of data, it’s enough to occasionally check your email, send documents, or get a little work done while you’re on the go… if you’re not on the go all that often. Just don’t expect to stream full-length movies from YouTube or Netflix on the free plan.
I suspect T-Mobile would be happy to let you pay to upgrade to a plan with more bandwidth once your appetite is whetted, though.
The HP Pavilion dm1 with 4G does have a higher starting price than the WiFi-only model. HP charges $499 and up for the T-Mobile model, compared with $399 and up for the model without cellular data.
Aside from the new mobile broadband option, the Pavilion dm1 with T-Mobile is a lot like the last Pavilion dm1 notebook I reviewed.
It has an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display, an AMD E2-1800 Brazos 2.0 processor (which is a budget processor that’s a few steps above an Intel Atom, but not exactly bleeding edge), up to 8GB of RAM, and up to a 640GB hard drive or 128GB solid state disk.
The new model will come with Windows 8 rather than Windows 7.
The HP Pavilion dm1 with T-Mobile 4G should ship on October 6th.
200MB free? I’d go through that in less than an hour. Pffft…
Awwww I’ve been holding off buying the dm1 for months hoping for a new i3 ivy bridge model, and all we get is another Brazos 2.0 version.
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