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Verizon Introduces First LTE Netbook

by Sean P. Aune | August 2, 2011August 2, 2011 7:00 pm PDT

Verizon is really working on getting a device for every taste on to its 4G LTE network it seems.  Last week came the announcement of a computer and tablet with support for the network included, and now here comes a netbook that will also allow you to get things done while being mobile.  Seeing as last week’s laptop was from HP, it does make some sense that this newest additional netbook is from Compaq, a brand the company purchased several years ago.

While last week’s HP Pavilion DM1 wasn’t exactly a monster device, the Compaq Mini is very clearly a netbook due to its size and specs.  The hard drive is fairly impressive at 250 GB for a device of this size, but the remainder of the specs just leave you kind of going ho-hum.  With the multitude of choices you have out there now for other solutions, it’s surprising that netbooks are still lurking around, but not only are they, you can lock yourself down to a data contract with one as well.
Compaq Mini CQ10-688nr

Compaq Mini CQ10-688nr Tech Specs

  • 4G LTE- download speeds of 5 to 12 Mbps and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps in 4G Mobile Broadband coverage areas
  • Windows 7 Home Starter 32-bit
  • 10.1” WSVGA Anti-glare LED Display (1024 x 600)
  • 1.66 GHz Intel Atom Processor N455
  • 250 GB hard drive
  • Memory: 1 GB DDR3 RAM
  • VGA webcam with integrated digital microphone
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Multi-format digital media card reader for SD cards, multimedia cards, memory stick and memory stick pro
  • Weight: 3.10 lbs

You can pick up the Compaw Mini beginning August 4th for $499.99 with the usual 2 to 10 GB data plans.

What do you think?  Any interest in the Compaq Mini CQ10-688nr?


Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...

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