Now, you don’t have to rely on a Hotspot or WIFI for connecting to the internet.
Imagine your laptop has a sim card slot that can be used to connect to the internet. …. Cool !!!
Acer has recently launched the Spin 7 Notebook that comes with 5G connectivity. HP is not far behind, they have previously launched the HP 14 that comes with 4G LTE support.
Let’s check out both the laptops in detail.
1). Acer Spin 7 Notebook With 5G Connectivity
Acer Spin 7 Notebook is launched in India recently and is the first 5G laptop in the country. (There are plenty of 5G Phones).
Powering the machine is the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 8CX Gen 2 5G processor( Qualcomm likes to call it the Snapdragon platform instead of Snapdragon Processor as it also has a GPU for gaming and a Modem for connecting to the internet).
The newly launched laptop has sleek magnesium-aluminum alloy chassis but there is a slightly thicker bottom bezel.
Acer claims the laptop can deliver up to 29 hours of battery life. (It can, maybe, in the same way as Demonetization helped to remove the black money from India).
The laptop comes with a Sim Card Slot that you can use with any Telecom operator of choice – Airtel, Vodafone-Idea, BSNL, or JIO.
However, the 5G network roll-out in India is yet to start, so you have to rely on 4G connectivity till then.
Let’s dive into the specifications and features offered by the Acer Spin 7.
The Acer notebook has 14 inches FHD (1920*1080p) IPS touchscreen display with stylus support. It has 250 nits peak brightness and anti-bacterial corning gorilla glass protection and a 360-degree hinge.
You can use it in tablet mode that is helpful in reading articles or watching videos.
Powering the convertible is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8CX Gen2 5G compute platform with a Qualcomm Kryo 495 Octa-core processor, based on 7nm architecture.
It has up to 3.0 GHz turbo boost frequency. For graphics, the laptop includes Qualcomm Adreno 685 GPU.
Moreover, it pairs 8 GB LPDDR4 SDRAM.
For storage, you will get 512 GB UFS high-performance storage. The device runs on Windows 10 Pro operating system.
Acer Spin 7 packs a 56 WHr battery which is claimed to deliver 29 hours of battery life.
That’s a big claim. Even if it delivers 50% of the claimed battery life, we are in for a treat.
The laptop is not too bulky and weighs 1.4 kg, and measures 15.9 mm in thickness.
This device is fan-less, so it works silently under heavy loads.
The ports include – 2* USB Type-C, a 35 mm headphone/microphone combo jack, and Kensington lock.
The connectivity options are WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, 4G LTE, and 5G-Sub 6 GHz and mmWave.
The Notebook has an ergonomic backlit keyboard.
It has a 720p webcam and a fingerprint scanner.
The Acer Spin 7 laptop launched in India with the price tag of INR 1,34,999 with a single Steam Blue color.
It will be available to purchase from Acer Exclusive stores, Acer Online stores, and other -commerce partners.
2). HP 14 (Intel Core i5) With Built In 4G LTE Support
Model – 14s-er0003TU
The HP 14 is another laptop that you can purchase that comes with a built-in Sim Slot to connect to the internet.
The Notebook is ideal for office goers or people who travel and always have need to access the internet.
The Laptop is available for purchase at a starting price of Rs. 57,999 on major e-commerce stores.
The HP 14 Notebook is powered by the 10th Gen Intel Core i5-1035G1 Quad-Core Processor (1.1 GHz base frequency, and with up to 3.7 GHz boost clock speed and has a 6 MB cache.
Further, there is a 14 Inch Display with 1920*1080 Pixels with Full HD resolution and 250 nits of brightness.
The battery capacity is huge, and it comes with a 70 Whr Battery that can easily last up to 9 hours of standard usage. There is also fast charging tech that allows for 50% charging in just 45 minutes.
There is 8 GB DDR4 onboard Ram that is user expandable up to 16 GB. We have got 256 GB M.2 SSD storage and there is 1 TB of 5400 RPM HDD.
The laptop comes pre-loaded with Windows 10 home and MS Office 2019. It is not too bulky and weighs 1.5 Kg.
There is a multi-touch trackpad and an ergonomic keyboard that doesn’t have backlight support.