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

Discussion in 'Notebook News and Reviews' started by Charles P. Jefferies, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. Charles P. Jefferies

    Charles P. Jefferies TG Lead Moderator Super Moderator

    Jul 10, 2005

    [​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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  2. trwrt

    trwrt Notebook Consultant

    May 30, 2008
    When you say the responsiveness of the machine is "laudable", did you perhaps mean "laughable"?
  3. IKAS V

    IKAS V Notebook Prophet

    Aug 2, 2008
    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.
  4. Luscious

    Luscious Notebook Consultant

    Apr 9, 2008
    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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