Wireless provider Verizon has just announced that by the end of this month it will add its first LTE-enabled laptop to the company's product lineup. This is going to be a special HP Pavilion dm1 model that is powered by an AMD Fusion APU.
According to Verizon, the 4G LTE radio added to the device is able to support download speeds of 5 to 12 Mbps and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps in areas where 4G mobile coverage is available.
Outside of this change, the Pavilion dm1 notebook
hasn't suffered any modifications and it still packs inside its less than 1.2-inches thin chassis a dual-core 1.6GHz E-350 APU that is accompanied by 3GB of memory (upgradable to 8GB if you so desire) and a 320GB hard drive.
The E-350 APU
is one of the first AMD Fusion chips released, and it pairs together an on-die GPU with two Bobcat processing cores.
In this case, the GPU is called the Radeon HD 6310M, being clocked at 500MHz and featuring 80 stream processors and AMD's UVD3 video decoding engine that is fully capable of supporting accelerated 1080p video content playback.
The rest of the hardware configuration sports a 11.6-inch LED-backlit 1366x768 BrightView display, an SD card reader as well as 3 USB ports, HDMI and VGA out, and an Ethernet port.
Including the 55WHr battery that is able to deliver up to 9 hours and 30 minutes of running time, the Pavilion dm1 weights only 3.52 pounds (about 1.59 kilos).
Pavilion dm1-3010nr will be available online on Verizon's website starting with July 28, for $599.99.
Customers will have the option to choose between a $50/month data plan that includes 5GB monthly allowance and an $80/month data plan that provides 10GB of monthly allowance. None of these plans requires a two-year contract.