The 8 Best Laptops With LTE

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This wiki has been updated 8 times since it was first published in August of 2019. Sometimes it's hard to find a reliable Wi-Fi connection, especially if you're frequently on the move. While it's still a relatively niche market, there is a decent selection of 4G LTE-enabled laptops and, thanks to advanced manufacturing techniques, they're getting more efficient all the time. Here are some of the most powerful and compact options, offered at a wide range of prices. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best laptops with lte on Amazon.

8. Samsung Galaxy Book

7. Microsoft Surface Go

6. Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Tablet

5. HP Envy X2

4. Microsoft Surface 3

3. Acer Swift 3

2. Microsoft Surface Pro

1. Lenovo Thinkpad Carbon X1

Special Honors

Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 This is one of the first Chromebooks available with a built-in LTE modem, and because it uses Google's iconic operating system, it's much more efficient than similar Windows machines that also use ARM processors. It's currently only available with support for Verizon's network, but given that their data speeds and availability are far and away the best in the USA, many users will find that acceptable. samsung.com

Samsung Galaxy Book2 The Samsung Galaxy Book2 is offered on the Sprint, Verizon, and AT&T networks. It uses an octo-core Qualcomm CPU and delivers battery life that average Windows laptops can't quite touch. Plus, it has an ultra-attractive AMOLED display, which very few others have. At only around $1000, it falls in the middle of the pack as far as cost goes. samsung.com

Editor's Notes

August 05, 2019:

For a few years now it's seemed like always-on, LTE-enabled laptops have been just around the corner, but it looks like we're finally getting some ultra-versatile options that are both reasonably priced and powerful enough for everyday use for a variety of tasks. Both Lenovo Thinkpads, as well as the Microsoft Surface Pro, are extremely strong choices, capable of doing pretty much anything a standard laptop can do. They do, however, cost quite a bit. On the opposite end are the ultraportable 2-in-1s such as the Surface 3, Surface Go, and first-generation Samsung Galaxy Book. While they don't have nearly the same processing power, as long as you aren't heavily multitasking, they're perfectly fine machines.

In the middle are the HP Envy X2 and the Acer Swift 3. The former has great battery life thanks to its ARM processor, but such efficiency comes at the cost of somewhat sluggish performance at some tasks. The Acer, on the other hand, is one of the most well-rounded LTE-enabled laptops, offering fast load times and overall good performance at a price that won't break the bank. If you need something highly portable and don't mind tracking down your own wireless keyboard, check out our list of 4G LTE-enabled tablets as well as our roundup of tablet keyboards.


Christopher Thomas
Last updated on August 09, 2019 by Christopher Thomas

Building PCs, remodeling, and cooking since he was young, quasi-renowned trumpeter Christopher Thomas traveled the USA performing at and organizing shows from an early age. His work experiences led him to open a catering company, eventually becoming a sous chef in several fine LA restaurants. He enjoys all sorts of barely necessary gadgets, specialty computing, cutting-edge video games, and modern social policy. He has given talks on debunking pseudoscience, the Dunning-Kruger effect, culinary technique, and traveling. After two decades of product and market research, Chris has a keen sense of what people want to know and how to explain it clearly. He delights in parsing complex subjects for anyone who will listen -- because teaching is the best way to ensure that you understand things yourself.


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