A fresh trend is building up among Windows 10 users. More and more users are looking for LTE laptops to use with a data plan. LTE laptops allow users to get a faster connection without necessarily using a tethering route.
The only problem is that finding the right Windows 10 LTE laptop is not an easy task — such laptop models are rather few and far between.
For this reason, in this article, we’re going to list the best Windows 10 LTE laptops currently available on the market.
What are the best Windows 10 LTE laptops?
- 14-inch Full HD IPS touchscreen display
- Thinnest laptop on the market today
- Ultra-fast and ultra-powerful
- Sturdy metallic design
- One-touch login
- Speakers are not very loud
Topping off our list is an ultra-slim laptop from Acer called the Acer Swift 7.
Acer advertises this laptop as being the thinnest and most ultra-portable laptop on the planet, and by the looks of the design, we couldn’t agree more.
However, looks can be deceiving since this laptop isn’t all among looking sharp, but it’s about acting sharp as well, and that is what you will get thanks to the 7th generation Intel Core i7 processor.
The build of the laptop is also focused on durability thanks to the metallic frame, so you know this technological wonder was made to last.
- One of the smallest Surface models
- Great for daily work activities
- High-resolution touchscreen
- Incredibly lightweight
- Long battery life
- May have some software issues
The Microsoft Surface has become a staple in the world of LTE laptops, to the point where the model is almost synonymous with it.
However, what makes this particular model special is that it is one of the smallest ones in the family yet, and somehow it manages to maintain the same processing power and capabilities.
With such a petite design, this laptop is excellent for day-to-day activities and even work, especially if it involves simple tasks like browsing or running Office programs.
Lastly, for all its small frame, this laptop has an incredibly long battery life, of up to 8 and a half hours, allowing you to take it anywhere, and even work on the go.
- Easy conversion between laptop and tablet mode
- Sleek design and screen adjustments
- Magnetic hinge for better positioning
- Incredible 22-hour battery life
- Incredibly sleek design
- The processor could be a bit more powerful
The HP Envy x2 is a staple of technological advance and what it means to be productive, and in many ways, it seems more like a tablet rather than an actual laptop.
It comes with built-in 4G LTE, so you always stay connected to the Internet, with or without Wi-Fi.
More so, the battery life on this device is off the charts, reaching a staggering 19 hours with video playback, so binge-watching your favorite TV show will not be a problem, even on the go.
Elegance is not ignored either, thanks to the magnetic hinge design that allows better control and a sleeker design of your viewing experience, while the laptop mode makes it worthy of a work laptop as well.
- Feels like it was made for long writing sessions
- 10th Gen Intel Core i5-1035G1 CPU
- Quite affordable given the specs
- 15.6 inch Full HD display
- Weighs only 3.5 pounds
- Has no optical drive
When it comes to elegance and design, few manage to create models as beautiful and yet powerful and useful as ASES, and the VivoBook series is a testament to that.
The screen is a 4-way NanoEdge bezel display with a stunning 88% screen-to-body ratio, allowing stunning video and photo viewing experiences.
It moves and works fast thanks to the 10th Gen Intel Core i5-1035G1 CPU, and gamers might find its backlit keyboard particularly appealing.
Connecting devices to this sleek PC will not be a problem, since it also features USB 3.2 Type-C, USB 3.2 Type-A, USB 2.0, and HDMI; Gigabit Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) ports and support.
- Great connectivity via Intel Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0
- Easy access to content thanks to Google account
- Narrow bezels minimize distractions
- Lightweight design
- Flexible design
- Not as powerful as the other entries
If you want to know what flexibility really is when it comes to technology, then the Lenovo Chromebook Flex 5 is the right LTE laptop for you, since converting and positioning this model has never been easier.
This allows you to benefit from both the high-sensitivity touchscreen, as well as the keyboard, depending on what you need most for any given situation.
Of course, this sleek device isn’t just about looks, it is a combination of performance, connectivity, and entertainment enabled by 10th generation InteI Core processors.
Lastly, being a Chromebook has its perks, since you can use your Google account to easily access personal files stored on the cloud from any location on the planet.
Microsoft also launched a new Surface Pro model that supports LTE. This device is the perfect mobile computer — you can take it anywhere and benefit from the full capabilities of a regular computer.
Thanks to its integrated cellular connectivity, you can connect to the Internet even when there is no Wi-Fi network or hotspot available.
Ultra-portability is one of the words that best describe the Surface Pro LTE. Its 12.3-inch touchscreen display has a 3:2 aspect ratio and the device weighs only two pounds.
The Surface Pro LTE is powered by a 7th-Gen Intel Core CPU for maximum performance and comes equipped with a built-in modem that supports 20 bands of LTE service.
It is worth mentioning that LTE functionality is available only on Surface Pro i5/256GB SSD/8GB with LTE Advanced. LTE availability varies by market, so the best approach is to check with your service provider for more details.
According to Lenovo, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is the world’s lightest 14″ business laptop, weighing just 2.6 lbs (1.18 kg).
At only 0.65 inches (16.5 mm) thin, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is the right choice if you’re looking for a highly portable device.
This laptop is also extremely reliable and strong. It’s constructed with satellite-grade carbon fiber and passed nearly a dozen separate military-grade tests—all under extreme conditions.
It can literally deal with everything you throw at it.
The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is equipped with 4G LTE-A. Moreover, you can go unplugged for a whole day, as the battery lasts up to 10 hours.
The device comes equipped with Windows 10 Pro and up to 6th generation Intel i7-6600U with vPro. Also, conference calls and video chats are a snap thanks to the integrated speakers with Dolby Audio, and an HD webcam.
There you go, we hope this list helped you to decide what LTE-ready laptop to buy.
If you’ve used other LTE laptops that you think should be included on this list, use the comment section below to tell us more about your experience.
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FAQ: Learn more about laptops
- Are LTE laptops any good?
If you’re interested in portability and elegance, then yes, LTE laptops are the best. Check out this guide featuring the best LTE laptops.
- Are LTE laptops powerful?
LTE laptops can rival gaming laptops in terms of specs, but their price can also quite high. Thus, if you’re interested in powerful laptops, check out these 6-core models.
- Are LTE laptops worth it?
If you need a good laptop for office environments, LTE laptops are more than enough for your needs.Editor's Note: This article was originally published in March 2017 and was revamped and updated in November 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.