HP Spectre Folio

Best answer: Yes, you can use cellular data on the HP Spectre Folio, so long as you purchase the LTE model. Much like the Surface from Microsoft, you can opt for a Wi-Fi only model or include LTE.

Amazon: HP Spectre Folio 13 ($1,500)

Get online anywhere with LTE

It's becoming more common to find notebooks with LTE connectivity, allowing you to insert a SIM and enter into a payment plan with a mobile carrier for wireless access on the go. The HP Spectre Folio 13 is one such notebook, which comes in a Wi-Fi-only variant, as well as one with both Wi-Fi and LTE.

Choosing the model with LTE support opens up new doors for using the Spectre Folio 13 while mobile. With LTE enabled, gone are the days when you're continuously hopping between Wi-Fi networks. If your smartphone has signal, chances are your Spectre Folio 13 will too.

It also avoids racking up fees and draining the battery by using your smartphone as a mobile hotspot. And the HP Spectre Folio is a gorgeous piece of kit you'll be wanting to keep using for long periods of time. What really stands out is the use of genuine leather and a truly portable PC platform, thanks to the powerful Intel processor and Windows 10.

Who needs LTE?

Not everyone will make use of LTE. If you mainly use your notebook at home, in the office or on public transport, chances are you can get away with Wi-Fi access only (and smartphone tethering at points where connectivity is a hit or miss).

Should you frequently be out of wireless network range or simply want to have a notebook that does it all, the LTE model is worth considering, even if it costs $200 more. Traveling around nationwide, parking up somewhere quiet or at a mall with sketchy connectivity, LTE comes in handy.

Our pick

HP Spectre Folio 13

Reinventing the notebook with leather.

HP has packed a lot into the Spectre Folio 13. It's possible to kit this premium-looking notebook out with an Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB internal storage, and LTE connectivity.

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