Samsung made an LTE version of the Chromebook Plus V2

Shawn Knight

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Samsung earlier this year spruced up its Chromebook Plus convertible with a new processor, a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera and a few other extras. The newly minted Chromebook Plus V2 looked like a capable machine but it lacked one key feature that's tough for Internet-dependent users to overlook – LTE connectivity.

Samsung this week rectified the potential shortcoming with the introduction of the Chromebook Plus V2 (LTE).

The new system is essentially identical to the original V2 – Intel Celeron 3965Y processor, Intel HD Graphics, 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage – albeit now with integrated LTE connectivity. That convenient connection carries a $100 premium over the cost of the original Chromebook Plus V2 (in addition to any recurring fees from a linked data plan) but that’s par for the course these days.

The only reservation I’d have with buying an LTE-equipped system at this point in time relates to how close we are to the arrival of 5G. If you simply can’t wait a year or two, that’s understandable, but if a new connected laptop is more of a luxury than a necessity, it’s probably best to wait and pick something up that will be compatible with next-gen wireless networks.

The Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 (LTE) launches on November 2 starting at $599.99. You’ll be able to grab it from Samsung’s website as well through Best Buy and Verizon.

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So will this be limited to one carrier again, like many samsung tablets?

I'd rather they get LTE that can be used on any US carrier rather then just one carrier at complete random.

Uncle Al

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The writer's acknowledgement of "par for the course" is very un-journalistic and should be discouraged. Part of the obligation of a free press is to point out the inequalities of any product, service, process or procedure. To accept that which is forced on a free public is to discourage individual thought and action. If you need an example to lead you, take a look at the works of Ralph Nader, the champion of fair play ......