Lenovo, Vodafone and Ericsson bring down cost of integrated laptop mobile broadband

Lenovo, Vodafone and Ericsson have joined forces to lower the cost of integrated mobile broadband

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Lenovo, Vodafone and Ericsson have joined forces to lower the cost of integrated mobile broadband in laptops.

The initiative significantly lowers the cost of built-in mobile broadband technology across the entire range of upcoming Lenovo ThinkPad notebooks.

Typically, notebooks with built-in technology, which includes antennae and a SIM card, cost anything up to £100 more than notebooks without a built-in mobile broadband module.

From 4 August, a new range of Lenovo notebooks will be launched with integrated mobile broadband "at approximately the same price as those without mobile broadband", said the partners.

Ericsson's built-in modules for mobile broadband will be supplied with ThinkPad notebooks in the performance T and ultraportable X Series and with all of Lenovo's new ThinkPad SL Series notebooks.

Lenovo designed the three ThinkPad SL notebooks specifically for the small-to-medium business user who increasingly relies on 24/7 connectivity.

Users can easily connect to the internet by accessing Vodafone's mobile broadband service. Users will also receive a 30-day free trial from Vodafone with the option to continue with a paid-for service.

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