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How come that the number of laptops with 4G(LTE) is relatively small?

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Out of curiosity:

 

why is it that the number of laptops with 4G is relatively small.

Even the more expensive ones, like HP Spectre x360 15-ch010nd, don't have this feature.

4G seems more or less be limited to 'business' type of laptops.

 

Is it an expensive feature or what?

Most laptop users have to resort to using non-secure hotel WiFi.

 

Even cheap 100-150 dollar smartphones have 4G built in.

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How come that the number of laptops with 4G(LTE) is relatively small?


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.... Even cheap 100-150 dollar smartphones have 4G built in.


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Probably they are same price but I users can always use smartphones hotspot. By the way, phones are designed that way, they need 4G to work. I believe marketing people dictate the products. They don't want to produce thousands and only get  dozens.

 

Hope this makes sense.

 

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How come that the number of laptops with 4G(LTE) is relatively small?

Thank you for your quick response.

 

Well, my saying that even cheap smartphones are equipped with 4G means that probably it is not such much of a pricematter, considering the massive volumes and assuming that the 4G chip for a laptop is more or less the same as the one used in smartphones.

 

HP and other brands limit the 4G to their business models (Probook, Elitebook).

Even the cheaper HP ProBook 650 G4  starting at usd 1150, being much cheaper than the usd 1799 HP Spectre x360 15-ch010nd),  includes the 4G HP lt4132 LTE/HSPA+ Mobile Broadband Module.

 

 

 

 

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