Which Laptops Have a Sim Card Slot?
With our offerings, we are fully committed to mobile communications. Mobile Internet for everyone and everything. To be able to use these offers, however, you need a SIM- or eSIM-enabled device. What has always been standard for smartphones and tablets was a rarity for laptops for a long time. However, a lot has changed since our last article about connected notebooks! The common online retailers have expanded their assortment from a few dozen to several hundred devices. Digitec, for example, currently has over 450 SIM-enabled notebooks listed. So it's time to introduce you to two current devices.
HP Elitebook 830 G8 - Security and Mobility
HP's EliteBook 830 G8 combines everything needed for secure mobile work for just over 1,000 francs. A fast processor with 16 GB RAM and 512 GB SSD storage create a smooth working experience. The robust aluminum case gives the 13.3-inch notebook the necessary stability to work calmly on the lap even in hectic situations, such as at train stations or airports. The keyboard is water-repellent and has a pleasantly bright backlight.
HP's designers also paid special attention to security. An integrated privacy screen, face recognition and fingerprint scanner work on the hardware side, BIOS protection and various recovery mechanisms on the software side. However, the laptop's built-in LTE modem, which enables an individual secured internet connection via mobile, puts the icing on the cake. Perfect for all those who do not want to dial into many different (and often differently well secured) WLANs on the go.
The notebook is available at our partner Brack, among others. Here you can find the device including more information about specifications and application field.
Acer Spin 7 Pro - The 5G Option
The Acer Spin 7 Pro is available for about 500 francs more than the EliteBook. The 14-inch convertible shines with a light aluminum-magnesium case and up to 29 (!) hours of battery life. Mobile connectivity is provided by a 5G modem in this model, which allows connection speeds that are on par with Wi-Fi in the office in many cases.
A 360° rotatable IPS touch display turns the notebook into a tablet or even a drawing board when needed. An included stylus, which can be stored in the case, enables flexible and intuitive work, even for creative tasks.
This notebook also has a backlit keyboard and a fingerprint scanner. Coupled with the 5G connection, security on-the-go is thus also given with this device. The Acer Spin 7 Pro is also available at Brack , among others.
Why Sim-Enabled Notebooks Are the Future
Despite the increasingly broad range of tablets, notebooks remain attractive for mobile work. In particular, work that requires long typing sessions or is computationally intensive is still mostly done using notebooks. Connectivity via mobile communications has been available for these devices since 4G+ and will lead to efficient and fully mobile work with 5G at the latest.
The current mobile communications standards, especially 5G, allow connection speeds that are often on a par with those in the office, and Rates with unlimited data volume enable carefree work at any location. The advantage of this location-independent and individual Internet connection is now causing manufacturers to follow suit and more and more notebooks are becoming LTE or 5G capable.
Most of these devices still use a physical SIM card and 4G LTE, but the first 5G models are also already on the market and will probably soon be joined by other devices, especially with eSIM.
The advantages for users are obvious: If you connect a notebook directly to the mobile network, you're always online. Open it up, get started, and you're done. No more annoying hotspot setup, no more slow insecure public WLAN, everything integrated and on one device. In addition, cellular also provides an individual secured connection for the device, which makes working with sensitive data on the go even more secure. We already discussed these advantages in an earlier article .
We have also already discussed why we think cellular is a promising choice for Internet connectivity at home in another article . The increasing trend of remote working and the growing need for location-independent connectivity make SIM-enabled notebooks products in demand. We think it is only a matter of time before connectivity via mobile communications becomes a standard in this product segment as well.
We already supply the necessary data SIM , graded according to the required speed, including 5G and, of course, as an eSIM!
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