Laptops With SIM Card Slots

Top Windows 10 & Chrome Laptops With SIM Card Slots & 4G LTE

In this post, we are going to talk about the Top Windows 10 & Chrome Laptops With SIM Card Slots & 4G LTE connectivity. The days would soon be gone when a user is required to tether their laptop to their phones for high-speed 4G LTE data connectivity on the go. However, technology has changed and improved a lot. Nowadays, you can go for a laptop with a built-in LTE modem to directly connect to a mobile cellular connection. In most case, most vendors would provide the LTE 4g/3G as an option for people who wants it. So, we compiled a list of the models which offer you this. In this article, we are presenting you those rare laptops with a Sim card for wireless data connectivity.

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Why are they rare? Well, if you search online, you will find out that manufacturer’s likes to keep productions of such laptops limited. It is because of supply/demand issues we presume. On the top of that, there are various complicated cellular contracts one would require to sign up with data providers. In some cases, users might be locked with one carrier and switching might be difficult. However, this is going to change soon, since E-SIM options would be coming up soon. Devices such as Lenovo Miix 320 is already announced with an E-Sim option for Global data connectivity.

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However, in the current scenario, we have already made your work whole lot easy by compiling the following list of top Laptops with sim card slot for data connectivity:

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When we talk about cellular connectivity on a laptop, there are different variants for it. For example, an E-SIM laptop will not have a physical slot but will need a cellular modem and a software SIM to provide you GSM connectivity. However, traditional laptops with a physical SIM card slot is still available and is also listed below. Then there are these new-gen Windows 10 Always-On laptops with Snapdragon processors. In short, do verify your model before the final purchase. So, lets start with our recommended list. Here we go!

1. Microsoft Surface Pro 5 (a.k.a Surface Pro)

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Microsoft released the Surface Pro in June 2017, but without the incremental model number moniker. The new Surface comes with the latest 7th Gen Intel processors, starting with the energy efficient Core M and all the way up to Intel Core i7. With such a wide range of selection available, one can grab one of these for as low as $799. The latest lineup will also come with an e-sim, and a Sim card slot is optional. The built-in LTE models will come at a premium over its conventional WiFi models.

Here are the quick specifications below.

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Processor Intel Core i7 7th Gen “Kaby Lake” processor

up to 4 GHz Turbo Clock Frequency

Processor Speed 1.5 GHz to 4 GHz with Intel Burst Technology

(Depends on the Model Range Selection)

Display Size and Type 12.3” Touchscreen with PixelSense and pen input.
Maximum Resolution 2736 x 1824 resolution with 10 points multi-touch and pressure-sensitive surface pen support
Storage Capacity Up to 512 GB of SSD flash storage
Operating System Windows 10 Pro
RAM 4 GB – 16 GB RAM (Based on Selection)
Wireless Compatibility 802.11AC + BT
Product Dimension 11.5 x 7.9 x 0.33 inches
Weight 1.37 lbs

2. Google Chromebook Pixel (4G LTE)

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The Pixel brand from Google needs no introduction. Introduced by Google in 2013 to promote Chromebooks with premium features, this laptop is the undisputed king amongst Chromebooks. Fast forward to 2017, the hardware looks a bit dated but still a decent laptop. But do remember that Chrome OS runs buttery smooth with 4 GB of RAM and a fast SSD drive. The display is still superb by today’s standard, and one of the variants sports an LTE chip along with a SIM card slot.

If you are a Chromebook fan, this laptop should be on your watch list for an all rounded smooth experience. Here are its high-level specifications:

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Processor Intel Core i5  (2+2) CPU cores

Type: Core i5-3427U

Intel HD Graphics 4000

Processor Speed 1.8 Ghz
Display Size and Type 12.85″ Inches display

3:2 Aspect-Ratio

Maximum Resolution 2560 x 1700 pixel resolution
Storage Capacity 32 GB & 64 GB SSD
Operating System Chrome OS
RAM 4 GB DDR3 SDRAM
Wireless Compatibility 802.11 BGN
Product Dimension 11.72 x 0.64 x 8.84 inches
Weight 3.4 lbs, making it highly portable

3. Lenovo Miix 310

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 You get easy access to laptop and tablet modes thanks to the detachable keyboard. It comes with a 33 WHr battery that is capable of delivering 10 hours of working battery life. Compared to previous generation machines of the same budget, the battery life has increased up to 10%. It won’t let you feel confined to a physical keyboard nor the budget. Ultimately, it is an on the go portable tablet + laptop. Have quick looks at specs:

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Processor Intel Atom with 4 CPU cores
Processor Speed 1.44 GHz
Display Size and Type 10.1 Inches LED-lit display
Maximum Resolution 1280 x 800 pixel
Storage Capacity 64 GB SSD
Operating System Windows 10
RAM 2 GB DDR3 SDRAM
Wireless Compatibility 802.11 BGN
Product Dimension 9.68 x 0.36 x 6.81 Inches
Weight 1.41 lbs, making it highly portable

4. Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 4G:

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Even before the worldwide release, this laptop has already created enough buzz thanks to similarities Mac book air in many terms. Many gaming beginners are looking forward to it since it holds gaming components inside. It comes with Nvidia GeForce 940 MXA graphic card paired with 8 GB of DDR4 RAM. Storage space of 256 GB solid state drive is too decent enough for any user. It can be stretched with additional 256 GB thanks to additional SATA slot available. Here is a quick glance at great specs:

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Processor Intel Core i5 with 4 CPU cores
Processor Speed 2.7 GHz Processing Speed
Display Size and Type 13.3 inches FHD full HD display
Maximum Resolution 1080 x 1920 of maximum resolution at 166 PPI
Storage Capacity 256 GB PCIe x 4 NVMe SSD + 1 GB GDDR5
Operating System Windows 10
RAM 8 GB RAM
Wireless Compatibility Wi-Fi 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible, delivers maximum speed up to 867 Mbps
Product Dimension 309.6 x 210.9 x 14.8 mm
Weight 1.28 KG

5. Microsoft Surface 3 LTE Edition:

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It is a perfect on the go productivity device for home, school, and business or anywhere you wish. The device carries the Microsoft’s cool industrial designs that it is so good at. The display is impressively responsive. The device is fast and powerful enough to run everything you need. It is thin and lights laptop/tablet and weighs less than 1.5 lbs, making it a highly portable device. Surface pen for on-screen operations is highly responsive and fast. It feels just like the actual pen for drawing and taking notes. Unfortunately, you need to buy it separately. Here is a quick look at specifications:

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Processor Intel Atom x7-Z8700 Processor with 2 MB cache
Processor Speed 1.6 GHz, 2.4 GHz with Intel Burst Technology
Display Size and Type 10.8 inches full HD display with 10 points multi-touch and surface pen support
Maximum Resolution 1920 x 1280 maximum resolution with 3:2 aspect ratio
Storage Capacity 128 GB flash storage
Operating System Windows 10
RAM 4 GB RAM
Wireless Compatibility 802.11AC + BT
Product Dimension 8.64 x 14.02 x 1.58 inches
Weight 1.37 lbs

6. Dell Latitude E5470 – 14″, 5000 Series

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The Dell Latitude is a perfect laptop for business customers who are always on the go. The Qualcomm Snapdragon WWAN X7 LTE modem ensures that you are always connected to the internet where there is a mobile connection available. There are two modem variants, one for AT&T and the other one for Verizon network. The Core i5 6440HQ does the heavy lifting quite smoothly for all types of office applications with ease.

The Dual-Band AC WiFi radio does a decent job of getting a high-speed wireless connection. If you are in the market for a laptop with LTE options, this is one of our top picks.

Here is a quick specifications overview:

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Processor Intel Core i5 6440HQ

2 Cores @ 2.4 GHz, 3M of cache

Processor Speed 2.4 GHz Base Clock

3.5 GHz Turbo

Display Size and Type 14 inch HD display (FHD options available)
Maximum Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels or 1080p Display
Storage Capacity 1 TB HDD

M.2 up to 512 GB options available

Operating System Comes with Windows 10 Professional
RAM 8 GB DDR4 SDRAM (PC 2133)
Wireless Compatibility 802.11 b/g/n/ac

Qualcomm Snapdragon WWAN X7 LTE Modem

Product Dimension 14.25 x 19.25 x 10.6 Inch
Weight 3.8 LBS

 7. Panasonic Tough Book 54:

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Panasonic implements various technical advances to make their ToughBook 54 much lighter and thinner as well. It matches every need with spill resistant and magnesium alloy body design, hard drive protection and a keyboard equipped with backlights. Some other significant features are dedicated GPS, insert-able/contactless smart card readers, etc. It also features an optional second battery so battery replacement can be done without requiring shutting down or hibernating the system. Here is a quick overview:

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Processor Intel Core i5 with 2 CPU Core
Processor Speed 2.3 GHz
Display Size and Type 14 inch HD display
Maximum Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels
Storage Capacity 1 TB HDD
Operating System Comes with Windows 7 Professional
RAM 4 GB DDR3 SDRAM
Wireless Compatibility 802.11 BGN
Product Dimension 14.25 x 19.25 x 10.6 Inch
Weight 7.46 LBS

8. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon LTE Edition:

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A lot of people believe that this one is not an LTE / 4G machine. If you are one with the same assumption, then you are wrong! Most of the providers would give you an option to order it with LTE capabilities when ordering. All you have to do is t look for customization features when ordering. Now that you know that it is also an LTE machine, have a look at other magnificent features:

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Processor 5th Gen Intel Core i5-5200U Processor with 3M cache with a dual processor core
Processor Speed Up to 2.90 GHz
Display Size and Type Premium 14.0 Inch FHD display with anti-glare technology
Maximum Resolution Supports 1920 x 1080 max resolution
Storage Capacity 256 GB premium SSD storage
Operating System Windows 7 Professional
RAM 8 GB DDR3 RAM
Wireless Compatibility Intel 7265 AC 2×2 dual-band Wi-Fi, integrated Bluetooth 4.0
Product Dimension 8.93 x 13.03 x 0.71 Inch
Weight 3 lbs

9. HP EliteBook Folio 1040:

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 Not just Folio 1040, but the entire EliteBook series by HP offers LTE support. It is kind of traditional business laptop pushing towards features and so for the size. Thus, it is perfect for those concerning more about features than the portability than features. It is quite similar to ThinkPad by Lenovo. Processor ranges between i5 and i7 only. There are other laptops in the series coming with latest Windows 10 operating system, so feel free to have a glance at them too. However, Folio 1040 G1 comes with following features:

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Processor Intel Core i5 4th Gen 4300U processor with 3 MB cache and dual-core
Processor Speed 1.9 GHz, 2.9 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
Display Size and Type 35.6 cm Full HD ultra wide-viewing angle EDP anti-glare LED display
Maximum Resolution Intel HD Graphics 4400 with 1280 x 720 max resolution
Storage Capacity 256 M2 SSD self-encrypting drive
Operating System Windows 7 Professional
RAM 8 GB DDR3L SDRAM
Wireless Compatibility 802.11 ABG
Product Dimension 13.3 x 9.2 x 0.6 inch
Weight 3.5 lbs

10. ASUS Chromebook C300:

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 Asus Chromebook can be a good choice for those requiring a laptop for all-day computing. It came with a bit larger display when compared to other same budget laptops and overtook in performance too. C300 is more than enough if you mostly work on the internet. Here is a quick overview:

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Processor Dual Core N3060 processor
Processor Speed Clock speed of up to 2.16 GHz
Display Size and Type 13.3 inches LED-Lit Display
Maximum Resolution Supports maximum resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels
Storage Capacity 16 GB SSD
Operating System Chrome operating system with Black Chassis
RAM 2 GB DDR3 RAM
Wireless Compatibility 802.11 A/C
Product Dimension 9.1 x 13 x 0.9 inches
Weight 3.1 lbs

11. HP Envy x2

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HP Envy x2 is a sleek touchscreen PC that can also be used as a tablet. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon processor along with 8 GB of RAM. For storage, this device offers up to 256 GB SSD depending on the variant you choose. But what’s more interesting about the HP Envy x2 is its long battery life that lasts for up to 22 hours. It supports fast charging and in just 90 minutes battery goes from 0 to 90%.

To keep you connected with the world, it has got a SIM slot which supports 4G LTE to give you the best experience of tablet and PC. It has got a 13 MP camera on the rear side and a 5 MP camera on the front side. Talking about the connectivity options, it has got 1 USB Type-C, micro SD card slot, SIM card slot, and combo audio jack.

HP Envy x2 Specifications
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Clock Speed 8 x Kryo 280 CPU, Up to 2.45 GHz
Display Size and Type 11.6 inch IPS LED Backlight
Maximum Resolution WUXGA+ (1920 X 1280)
RAM 8 GB RAM
Storage Capacity Up to 256 GB of storage
Wireless Connectivity  802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth, 4G LTE
Operating System Windows 10
Dimension 11.9 x 8.1 x 0.8 inches
Weight 3.06 lbs

12. Lenovo Miix 630

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Lenovo Miix 630 is a 2-in-1 PC. It gives you the battery backup you need in a portable PC. It is equipped with Snapdragon 835 processor with Adreno 540 GPU. It packs 4 GB RAM and 128 GB storage capacity under the hood. It is ultra-portable to with its lightweight profile. It has a 12.3 inches full HD touchscreen display that brings sharp and bright colors to all your entertainment.

In order to capture video and pictures, this device comes equipped with a 13 MP rear camera and a 5 MP camera with dual array microphones. It has a Hybrid slot for SIM card. You can also add a micro SD card, but you have to remove the SIM then. It has a USB Type-C port with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 for fast and efficient charging. The full-sized keyboard provided with Miix 630 is comfortable to type on with backlight.

Lenovo Miix 630 Specifications
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Clock Speed Octa-core (4×2.35 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo)
Display Size and Type 12.3 inches IPS WUXGA+,
Multi-touch
Maximum Resolution 1920 x 1280 pixels
RAM 4 GB LPDDR4 1866MHz
Storage Capacity 128 GB UFS 2.1
Wireless Connectivity Bluetooth 4.1, WiFi, 4G LTE
Operating System Windows 10S
Dimension 8.23 x 11.54 x 0.29 inches
Weight 1.27 lbs (without keyboard)

13. Lenovo ThinkPad T470

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Lenovo ThinkPad T470 is a 14-inch professional laptop designed to enhance your productivity with all the facilities and performance you need. It is powered by 7th generation Intel Core processor for the performance you can count on. It weighs around 3.48 lbs to give you the portability you need in the professional world.  It has a 14 inches FHD display that delivers sharp, vibrant visuals.

It has got 4G LTE connectivity via micro SD card. It has an HD camera with dual array microphones to record only what’s essential in HD quality. Plus, there is a Thunderbolt-3 interface for ultra-fast data transfer up to 40 Gbps. And a DisplayPort for output content to the 4K displays. Various variants of this robust laptop offer up to 32 GB DDR4 RAM and up to 1 TB PCIe NVMe SSD.

Lenovo ThinkPad T470 Specifications
Processor Up to 7th Generation Intel Core i7 Processor
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 620
Display Size and Type 14 inch FHD IPS display
Maximum Resolution 1920 X 1080 pixels
RAM Up to 32 GB DDR4 Memory
Storage Capacity Up to 1 TB PCIe NVMe SSD,
Wireless Connectivity Bluetooth 4.1, WiFi 802.11 ac, WWAN
Operating System Windows 10 Pro
Dimension  13.25 x 9.15 x 0.79 inches
Weight  3.48 lbs

Conclusion

We hope this post about laptops with SIM card slots was helpful enough for you to choose the right laptop. Going forward, we expect some more laptops with SIM card slots shortly. As on when they are available, we would be proactively adding them to the list. If you have any doubts or suggestions, feel free to use the comment section below to give us feedback. Cheers!

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