Altair and HP launch Verizon LTE-powered Chromebook 11 for $379

Altair and HP launch Verizon LTE-powered Chromebook 11 for $379

Summary: The Chromebook 11 is a fantastic Chrome-OS device thanks to its great display, compact size, and ability to charge via microUSB. You can now purchase one with an integrated LTE radio for $100 more.

Altair and HP launch LTE-powered Chromebook 11 for $379
(Image: Best Buy)

The HP Chromebook 11 is my favorite current Chrome-OS device and I am currently rocking the blue and white one. HP and Altair just announced a LTE version that is available at Best Buy for $100 more than the WiFi-only model.

While I like having integrated LTE in my tablets, I am not yet sold on having it in a Chromebook with the premium fee. You can save $50 on the price by activating the HP Chromebook 11 with Verizon for $10 per month.

This LTE model has a LTE radio powered by Altair for the Verizon Wireless network and one thing that makes it a bit unique is that there is no 3G capability inside. It is a LTE-only, with a WiFi radio too, for cellular connectivity.

The rest of the device is the same as the existing Chromebook 11 with an 11.6 inch IPS display, Samsung Exynos processor, 2GB RAM, and 16GB of integrated storage.

I plan to stick with my existing WiFi-only HP Chromebook 11 until I see another Chromebook launch with a faster processor, higher resolution display, and more internal memory.

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  • Sprint

    Does anyone know if this will work on the Sprint network?

  • or, costco has the HP 14" chromebook with 200G/month of 4G for $380

    From Costco:

    HP 14-q063cl Chromebook | Intel Celeron | 100GB of Google Drive Storage | 200MB of Free 4G for 2 years

    i DO own the 14" chromebook, and we (myself, wife, and daughter) love it. Powered off to online in ~15 seconds. For those ID-10-Ts in the crowd, you CAN use the Chromebook for documents, presentations, and spreadsheets OFF-LINE (it automagically sync's with our (separate) google docs when we do go online. It also plays videos via the USB drive really well in full 720p HD. Of course, our friends at M$ don't want you know that, 'cause it makes them look like the over-priced has-beens they are. (feel free to jump in here, loverock!)

    I got mine for $180 ('older' generation) at staples on Thanksgiving night. :)
  • Altair?

    What, they still have some left over 8800s... or perhaps this is an updated kit :-)
  • looks to be $273.

  • Chrome OS based Laptops and PC's a considerable Risk....

    Clearly the manufacturers know something the average consumer doesn't. Apparently Chrome OS is the future. But how can it be being almost entirely Web dependent. I am still yet to see a Chrome Book out in the wild. Perhaps they are kept in closets. Who knows.

    Furthermore it is a considerable risk being taken by the manufacturers in producing Laptops when the trend is now very much towards Tablets.