Verizon’s Upcoming LTE Chromebook Scores No Design Points


A Verizon-branded Chromebook would be available soon. The computer will support LTE and will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 7c chip.

According to a new leak, Verizon may soon announce a new Chromebook with LTE support. The next computer will be the carrier’s first-branded Chromebook and is expected to be affordable based on its entry-level specs.

There are very few Chromebooks with LTE support available on the market. However, until more options become available, an alternative for those who wish to connect to the internet when there is no Wi-Fi or wired connection is to use the available mobile data functionality. on Chrome OS. With this, users can instantly attach their Chromebook to their phone and connect to the internet using their mobile data.

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The upcoming Verizon Chromebook is a rebadged product from Orbic, which offers exclusive devices through Verizon. According to About Chromebooks, the computer was originally called Orbic Chromebook 4G, and it has an 11.6-inch screen. From the images on Orbic’s website, the Chromebook isn’t eye-catching. The screen is surrounded by thick bezels, and the body appears to be polycarbonate. While the latter isn’t a drawback, it does give the Chromebook an overall look that makes it seem like it was designed to be used by children. Photos also show that the Chromebook has bottom-firing speakers and a 180-degree hinge.


Aging specifications

Verizon's LTE Chromebook is made by Orbic

Design isn’t the only gripe potential buyers may have with Verizon’s Chromebook, as the specs are best described as aging. The 11.6-inch screen has HD resolution but its level of brightness, which will determine its quality, especially when used outdoors, is unknown. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c powers it, and it’s not the all-new one announced last week at Snapdragon Summit. This one is the third-gen Snapdragon 7c which is expected to appear in devices next year. Nor is it the second-gen Snapdragon 7c that can be found inside the Lenovo Chromebook Duet 5. It is the first-gen chip that was announced last year, the same inside the Acer Chromebook Spin 513. The processor is associated with 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage. The datasheet also mentions that it has a battery capacity of 8,000mAh that can provide up to 10 hours of use. The laptop will ship with a 1MP webcam and come with a 40W USB-C charger.


The price of the Chromebook is unknown, but it should be cheap as Verizon is probably offering it at a discounted price to sell buyers a data plan with it. For those who want an LTE Chromebook now, Samsung’s Galaxy Chromebook Go has an LTE version (available in Verizon, T-Mobile, and AT&T variants) which is currently available for $ 249.99 ($ ​​100 off) on Samsung’s website. It has an eye-pleasing design, a larger 14-inch screen, an Intel Celeron N4500 processor, a 5480mAh (42.3Wh) battery that can last up to 12 hours, and support for USB charging. -C 45 W.

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Sources: About Chromebooks, Orbic


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