AT&T Beam USB LTE Modem Includes Integrated LCD

These days, being an LTE modem just isn't enough. Obviously, any LTE modem worth its salt needs an LCD screen, too. Such is the life of AT&T's Beam, a Sierra Wireless-sourced LTE modem that plugs into a laptop's USB port and shots vital signs on the embedded display. Beginning May 10th, customers can pick-up the AT&T Beam from AT&T stores and online for $19.99 with a two-year commitment.

The AT&T Beam is a USB modem with an on-device LCD screen, giving customers access to helpful information - such as network indicator, signal strength, and data usage - with just a glance. The AT&T Beam includes an expandable memory slot that supports microSD cards up to 32 GB in size, too. In addition to Windows 7 support, AT&T Beam is certified for Windows 8 and Windows RT laptops and tablets, and the connectivity software, AT&T AllAccess, also provides Windows 7 laptop users the ability to create a mobile hotspot that can share the nation's fastest 4G network with up to 10 Wi-Fi enabled devices.

Obviously, this will work on AT&T's 3G networks as well, but hopefully your own town will get blanketed in LTE soon enough.