Windows 8 tablet and laptops with SIM card slot: Specs, prices and reviews

Are you planning to buy a Windows 8 laptop that offers internet connectivity via SIM card slot? If so you should go through this post to know specs, price and reviews for some of such devices to find out your best option.

Windows 8 laptops with SIM Slots

Though being packed with Windows 8 operability, the latest computing devices are already coming with innovative touch features in market but the added flavor of innovative technologies and trends like – NFC, 4G LTE support and SIM card slot enriching taste of tech recipe. There are a number of Windows 8 laptops in market with SIM card slot allowing you to insert your SIM into the device for connecting to high-speed internet and talk to your acquaintances over VOIP. Out of such devices here under I have selected some ultimate tablets and laptops specifically designed to suit your personal and business needs.

My first pick is the 10 inch "V98 tablet" from ZTE supporting NFC, 4G LTE and accelerometer technologies.

The second 10.1 inch "ElitePad 900" convertible laptop from HP, that comes with large internal storage.

The third pick is 11.6 inch "Stylish Q702" transforming tablet from Fujitsu embedding business features like TPM, CompuTrace support and Anti-Theft technology.

The fourth is 10.1 inch Iconia W510 laptop from Acer with Tri-mode functionality.

Also Check Out: Review of Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 (8.0) at Rs. 21 K

ZTE V98 tablet

ZTE V98 tablet
During Mobile World Congress (MWC-2013), ZTE showcased their V98 tablet with 10 inch diagonal display screen and a SIM card slot. ZTE not only tried to give an attractive look to the device but also packed it with a number of innovative features such as NFC, 4G connectivity, accelerometer and Gyroscope. The device looks nice with strong built-up as its body is covered with 8.9mm thick aluminum cover protection.

Specification and features

V98 tablet has a 10-inch diagonal display with standard touch screen of 1, 366 x 768 pixels. It's display screen is made up of an unbreakable glass sheet hence adding extra strength to build-up of the device.

Being running on Microsoft's latest operating platform it is already packed with the latest operating features like multi-touch support and an Intel powered Atom Z2760 processor clocking at 1.7 GHz is used to power up the V98 with 2GB of RAM. 64GB of internal storage on device makes it more reputable which is double the size of contemporary Win-8 devices. In addition to this, a microSD card slot also available on machine to further upgrade system with more 32GB of internal storage.

Loaded with 7,000mAh battery, V98 has sufficient power backup to serve its customer full day long, on a single full charge. ZTE V98 will come to you equipped with many new technologies like 4G LTE high speed network support and NFC capability - allowing user tap V98 with other NFC capable smartphone or tablet for share contact, files and web pages, very fast. Its accelerometer feature provides adaptability to screen orientation changes for both horizontal and vertical while gaming.

• Solid built and good looking tablet
• Latest operating system with NFC and 4G LTE support
• Large storage

• Atom processor performs to low level when compared to other Intel Core processors in market


Still there is no official price information available for device from ZTE but it is expected to remain within the range of $600.

HP ElitePad 900 hybrid laptop

HP ElitePad 900 Tablet
The ElitePad 900 is another Windows 8 tablet with SIM card slot facility. HP produced this product in association with a California based techno giant - Pao Alto. This is a convertible notebook with a rugged case for providing complete damage protection from external impact and drops. The light weight machine with only 1.5 pounds weight is 0.36 inch in thickness very easier to carry anywhere and designed targeted at corporate world customers.

Specs and features

This 10.1 inch device with 1,280 x 800 pixels screen resolution is expected to be mile stone for the future prospectus of both HP and Pao Alto in tablet manufacturing sector. This is also a Windows 8 device energized with power of latest dual-core Atom processor running at 1.8 GHz with 2GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage giving optimum performance even under high work load. There is also a microSD card slot and an 8 MP camera on device.

ElitePad 900 will be available to customers with two optional jackets – first, the expansion jacket bearing USB, HDMI and extended battery with ElitePad rugged case and the second, ElitePad productive jacket includes – an integrated keyboard, multiple connectivity ports as well as an SD card reader. The keyboard can be attached to tablet for converting it into a standard laptop whose inbuilt battery will provide extra power backup to users. A number of security software like HP Device Encryption and HP Client Security are also available on device for resolving security issues.

Pricing and availability

The expected price range for ElitePad will be around $650.

Fujitsu Stylish Q702 hybrid laptop

Fujitsu Stylish Q702 Tablet
The next generation 11.6-inch stylish Q702 is the convertible tablet-laptop from Fujitsu standing out of tablets' crowd with it unique features. The device is completely designed targeted at business customers and comes equipped with various business apps and features like - Intel Anti-Theft technology, TPM, CompuTrace support.

Specs and reviews

The Fujistu device features 11.6 inch HD display with AH-IPS anti-glare screen. The capacitive 10-point multi-touch screen comes with 1,366 x 768 pixels of resolution protected with Gorilla Glass 400 nits brightness. This is highly portable model with its compact shaped body and comes with a dockable keyboard for converting tablet to notebook to work more efficiently and vice-versa. At the bottom of device, there is a SIM card slot for 4G network connectivity.

Running on Windows 7 operating system (upgradeable to Windows 8), the stylish Q702 machine is powered up by Intel's Ivy Bridge Core i5 processor clocking a 1.8GHz and coupled to 4/8GB of DDR3 RAM and 64/128GB of SSD (solid state drive) for reasonably quick boot. The Intel HD graphics 4000 GPU on device enhances to seamless system performance.

Fujitsu packed it's device with various connectivity ports and technologies like – 4G LTE networks, HDMI port, Wi-Fi and multiple USB ports. A powerful battery on device serves user up to 9 hours long.

Pricing of Stylish Q702

This is an expensive offer from Fujitsu that will be priced around $1099 to customers.

Acer Iconia W510 convertible laptop

Acer Iconia W510 tablet
Iconia W510 laptop from Acer is one the Windows 8 convertible devices coming with keyboard dock for providing transforming ability. The device also has a powerful battery giving longer power backup for the user with – "Always On, always Connect Technology" and also shows a very unique - Tri-mode functionality.

Specs and reviews

The W510 tablet boasts of a 10.1 inch IPS multi- touch capacitive screen with 1, 366 x 768 pixels of screen resolution. It has very highly portable structure with just 9mm thickness and 1.3 pounds weight. The Acer machine encompasses an Intel Core Atom Z2760 processor clocking at 1.8 GHz coupled to 2GB of RAM and 64GB of solid state drive for fast booting performance.

The device also features a SIM card slot for internet access, a MicroSD card slot for memory expansion, mini-USB port for wireless data transfer and a mini-HDMI port for video streaming to external large digital output device.

The Tri-mode functionality (touch, type and view contents) keeps the device isolated from crowd of other Windows 8 tablets which allows the machine to switch in-between three modes. The very first "tablet mode" enables you operate it as a simple touch screen device. The second is "notebook mode" allowing you typing your text on device via attached keyboard and the third "Presentation mode" where its touch screen can rotate up to 295 degrees on its axis for enhancing presentation.

• Good cooling system
• Nice finishing, highly portable
• Latest operating system

• Stability issue
• Comparative Low performance of Atom processor

Iconia W510 Pricing

Its 32GB SSD model of W510 is available at $499 where the other 64GB SSD model with keyboard is available at $749.

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Guest Author: Coppernicus24 Jan 2014

The Acer Iconia W510 does not come with SIM-card slot. Please check and confirm.

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