July 21st, 2015
There are a number of Chrome OS laptops that come in WiFi-only models or versions with mobile broadband support. Some even offer some free mobile data for two years. And if that’s not good enough for you — no there’s an option to pick up a Chromebook that comes with 200MB of free data per month as long as you own the laptop.
As GigaOm reports, you can pick up the HP Chromebook 14 from Costco or Walmart and get 200MB of free data on T-Mobile’s 4G network forever… or at least until you give up the laptop.
While there’s only so much you can do with 200MB of data, that’s still a pretty good deal for a laptop that sells as little as $350.
The HP Chromebook 14 features a 14 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display, 4GB of RAM, 16GB of solid state storage, and an Intel Celeron 2955U Haswell processor. It has 2 USB 3.0 ports, 1 USB 2.0 port, an HDMI port, and headset jack, and in addition to the mobile data, customers get 100GB of Google Drive cloud storage space for 2 years.
The 200MB of 4G data per month is probably enough to check your email on the go occasionally, or maybe even get some work done… once or twice a month. If you spend most (but not all) of your time around WiFi hotspots, it’s a nice bonus feature. Or maybe it’s just a gateway drug and T-Mobile is hoping to get you hooked so that you’ll sign up for a paid plan with more data.
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