Windows 8 tablets and ultrabooks with LTE connectivity: Specs, price and reviews

LTE – the long term evolution is the 4th generation network technology giving users very fast uplink and downlink speed. This post covers specs, price and reviews for some Windows 8 tablet and laptops equipped with LTE technology.

LTE or 4G Technology :

LTE network stands for 'Long Term Evolution' technology which is a radio access technology delivering up to 100 Mbps wireless speed for accessing multimedia applications and HD content-movies at very higher downlink and uplink. This is also known as 4G – Fourth generation technology that is widely adopted by mobile service carriers for providing very high speed networks for their forthcoming generation networks. For complete information on LTE technology, you can visit my earlier post on LTE – the 4th Generation network technology also. Most recently, many ultrabook and tablets manufactures have also started designing their machine with this innovative technology. In this post, I am going to illustrate specs, price and reviews for many such Windows 8 tablet and ultrabooks.

Here my first pick is Samsung Series 7 gaming ultrabook with 17.3 inch LED glossy display core i7 processor and 2 megapixels camera and the second pick is the lightweight EliteBook Revolve tablet from HP with 11.6 inch display, LTE and NFC technology where the last pick is Panasonic FZ-G1 Windows 8 Pro Tablet with 10.1 inch display and two cameras.

Samsung Series 7 ultrabook

Samsung Series 7 laptop Samsung Series 7 is one of the most wanted ultrabooks nowadays which is coming with 17.3 inch 3D LED glossy display and 1,920 x 1,080 pixels screen resolution as well as 400 nit of brightness. Showing excellent wide viewing angles and high performance AMD Radeon HD 7870M GPU, this is the first gaming laptop from Samsung available at an expensive price range in market with high end graphics and amazing features for gaming. Samsung packed their device with LTE connectivity feature to let their customers feel immense networking experience while downloading and uploading.

The machine is capable to upgrade to Windows 8 operating system and powered up by very fast quad-core i7 3610QM processor clocking at 2.3 GHz and 16GB DDR3 RAM (1,33MHz). In respect of internal storage, the device owns 1.5TB of hard drive with 2x750 GB storage (7200 rpm) and 128GB SSD for very fast boot up and also having a preloaded utility also called Samsung Fast Boot. Being operating on Windows 7 and ability to upgrade to Microsoft's latest operating platform, the Series 7 ultrabook is a fantastic device for gaming and surfing so fits for everyday use of family and business purpose. Laptops like Samsung Series 7 are also armed with Windows 8 apps like Metro Interfaces, Windows 8 charms, Advance Internet Explorer and better Antivirus security system for surprising its users.

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The device supports connectivity of 2.0 MP webcam, and Wi-Fi antenna for wireless internet, stereo speakers, audio mute and YouCam software, 5.1 and 7.1 channel audio (to connect with an external receiver or speaker) and subwoofer (underneath offer up loud, powerful sound for gaming and watching movie). The device has a large sized superb backlit keyboard with imminent number pad having concaved surface keys and it touchpad is really good for giving nice feeling while playing games.


This is an expensive gaming offer from Samsung that will be priced at $1699 to customers.

HP EliteBook Revolve Windows 8 convertible laptop

HP EliteBook Revolved As an advanced version of HP 2730p EliteBook tablet PC, the HP Elitebook Revolve is a lightweight ultrabook with very strong processing capacity and higher end configuration that runs on Windows 8 operating system. Unlike its earlier version, this Win 8 machine comes packed with a backlit keyboard and has capability to convert into a standard laptop. The device screen comes with a hinge at the center of keyboard allowing display screen to be twisted and folded over full sized keyboard for converting into tablet mode.

Unlike earlier version EliteBook 2730p tablet with 12.1 inches display, the Revolve comes with 11.6 inch display with antiglare coating and LED backlit with ability to swiveling around for giving different viewing angles and giving better presentation to users. Earlier version 2730p tablet was powered up by a 1.8GHz processor and 4MB RAM, on the other hand, company has not revealed complete specs for its new device yet but confirmed to have a new generation Intel processor with 4G LTE port, USB 3.0 and NFC capability also. The machine also expected to have fingerprint reader for access control as well as other protective software like its predecessor.

Pricing and availability :

Price for HP EliteBook Revolve has not been revealed by the company but it expected to be more expensive than EliteBook 2730p which was priced at US$1,670. It will arrive in market in Mar 2013.

Panasonic FZ-G1 Windows 8 Pro Tablet

Panasonic FZ-G1 Tablet In continuation to offering most tough and rugged tablets, Panasonic once again announced another Windows 8 Pro tablet FZ-G1 under their Touchpad family. Recently, Panasonic shown off their two awesome devices during CES 2012 and both the gadgets are running on Microsoft's new operating system. Just like their predecessors FZ-G1 tablet is also a strong built ruggedized tablet constructed very strongly with plastic shell and black rubber edges.

The Panasonic machine features a 10.1 inch display with higher 1, 920 x 1,200 (WUXGA) pixels and brightness rating of 8010 cd/m2 as well as 8GB of DDR3 RAM and 256 GB SSD memory giving system very fast booting and an optimized performance. Customers are also given an option to opt for a micro SDXC removable storage. Powered with Intel's third generation dual-core i5-3437U vPro processor is clocking at 1.9GHz. The Panasonic machine weights around 2.43 lbs and measures to 10.6 x 7.4 x 0.74 inches and provides really a long battery backup of up to 8 hours to keep you away from outlet for more time.

Panasonic well engineered this Windows 8 Pro tablet with various connectors like Micro USB, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Micro USB as well as innovative 4G LTE or optional 3G network technology for giving you a very fast download and internet browsing speed. The tablet also has two 1.3 MP front and 1.3 MP auto focus rear cameras with LED light.

Pricing and availability

Still the prince information for this rugged tablet is disclosed from Panasonic but this is also expected to be an expensive offer for customers and still you will have to wait for some more time for having this awesome tablet PC.

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