Compaq Mini Netbook with Verizon 4G LTE Review: A Good Deal? Discussion

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  1. Charles P. Jefferies

    Charles P. Jefferies TG Lead Moderator Super Moderator

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    [​IMG]This 10-inch netbook features built-in Verizon 4G LTE wireless and is available exclusively from Verizon for $149.99 with a two-year contract. Our review looks at the netbook itself and the Verizon wireless network to help you find out if this is a good deal for your budget.



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    trwrt Notebook Consultant

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    When you say the responsiveness of the machine is "laudable", did you perhaps mean "laughable"?
     
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    Just get a mobile hotspot like a Samsung 4GLTE or 4G MiFi, most are free when you sign up for a contract( same price for data usage ) and even better you can use it on any wireless device and not be crippled by a ATOM powered netbook.
    If your area has a 4G network and feel its worth the charges a mobile hotspot is a much better solution.
    I have one and get much better speeds on the hotspot than I do my home network.
     
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    VZ loves to gouge their customers. That $199 entry price will seem like pennies once you start paying triple-digit overage charges every month over the subsequent 24 months every time you exceed your monthly data cap. To be honest, I wouldn't recommend this getup even if it was being given away for free!!!

    Alternative solution #1: buy a Clearwire hotspot and enjoy unlimited 4G with no overage charges on ALL your wifi devices. It's the ONLY way to tether a notebook and use the web properly.

    Alternative solution #2: pony up an extra Franklin or two for a 11.6" HP dm1 with ULV Sandy Bridge. The mobility and performance is exceptional.
     
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