An LTE netbook is a small, portable computer with a built-in wireless modem that can send and receive with the LTE technology.
Networks usually have a screen with a screen size less than twelve inches, and the keyboard is much smaller. They are designed as a device with which it mainly goes mobile to the Internet. For other functions, such as writing or creating graphics are much less suitable.
Currently there are three LTE netbooks, which have already been presented to the public. All three are not on the market. The first netbook has been released for the LTE network of U.S. LTE operator Verizon Wireless.
The LTE Modems
The built-in LTE Modem into the netbook is a small wireless transmitter that is located inside the computer, and not visible from the outside. While sticks, routers an modems are connected in card form from the outside through a slot to the device, they are hidden under the hood here. The advantage of slots, such as the USB ports free for the other functions such as USB memory sticks.
These LTE modems to be installed in portable computers offer the chipmaker to already. They will be installed by netbook manufacturers buy only in more devices, if a sufficiently large market for such LTE netbooks has formed. First choice as a modem first LTE surf sticks will be, with which existing mobile computers for the new wireless data technology to be retrofitted.
Three Netbooks in the race
There are currently three LTE netbooks, which were presented to the publice. All three have been upgraded on the basis of existing models with an LTE radio modem. It is already clear that this will be the path of development, based on the most mobile LTE computer company, a successful model is upgraded with the new technology and is possibly still in the area for camera or hard disk.
South Korea’s Samsung showed the first LTE netbook at the beginning of 2010, the Samsung N150 LTE. It has been long on the market and according to experts, it’s a netbook with many others features such as LTE-enabled version with built-in wireless modem.
The first LTE netbook you will probably be able to buy is in the USA, since the Apple New iPad released, many PC manufacturers follow the trend, but there are many factors under worry. First, the 4G LTE band compatibility is big problem, because in different areas, the deployed 4G LTE spectrums are completely different, so there will be many brand models for even a single netbook. If one manufacturer want to produce on model to compatible with all the 4g LTE networks, it’s obvious unpractical. With higher price, the customer may not give a shit. Second, the power supply is a big headache in 3G netbook. The operation system Android and IOS both consumes power in large volumes; the battery with the device is not enough. When running on 4G, netbooks need more power, then it’s also a problem for manufacturers.
But with mobile power bank, the netbook could find a acceptable solution for power. HUAWEI E5756 is a device with power bank and WiFi router functions 2 in 1. It’s a good solution during this time, but it support HSPA+ 42Mbps download speed ,which seems for 3G Advanced network, not 4G.