HP Chomebook with Wifi and T-Mobile LTE Connectivity

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  1. Frank the Perv

    Frank the Perv Banned

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    http://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/devices/chromebooks.html#hp-cb-14

    http://www8.hp.com/us/en/ads/free-mobility/overview.html

    http://www8.hp.com/us/en/ads/chromebooks/specs.html


    So this is pretty interesting to me.

    If I understand it correctly, I can buy this laptop and have a $50 laptop lifetime subscription to the T-Mobile cell network.

    Enjoy 200MB of free data each month, no annual contract, for the life of your device.

    That seems pretty good to me.

    So on the road, at airports, wherever the T-Mobile network reaches, I have connectivity -- again, if I'm understanding this correctly.

    From my quick search, it seems that 200MB of data can go pretty far if you are just web-surfing, doing email.... stuff like that. But I'm not clear on that. There is conflicting info on that topic.

    If I used GPS on the laptop, how fast would that burn through data?

    I'm kind of thinking that this type of lifetime cell connectivity offer might not be around for long.

    What are your thoughts?



    Thanks,

    -ftp
     
  2. J_L

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    If that's true, it would be a great deal. Probably another US-only deal subject to change though.

    As for GPS, that by itself wouldn't use any data, but displaying map data would. Not sure if Chromebooks can download offline maps, I will double-check later.

    Edit: I've found no offline map apps for some reason.
     
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  3. SirDrexl

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    I'd read the terms very carefully to see what happens when you reach the limit. Hopefully they would just cut you off, but the worst-case scenario is that they could charge you (a lot!) for the overage.
     
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