Dell is now offering WiMAX on two notebooks here in the U.S. Dell Studio 17 and Studio 16 notebooks equipped with WiMAX will work with Clearwire, which is available in Portland, Atlanta and Baltimore. WiMAX offers maximum download speeds of 13Mbps and up to 3Mbps upload speeds.
The 802.11n card with WiMAX is a $60 upgrade from, but customers will of course have to pay for a Clearwire subscription. It’s always good to see more PC manufacturers supporting WiMAX, but I don’t understand why Dell started with two of its largest consumer notebooks. It would make a lot more sense to intro WiMAX on more mobile platforms such as the XPS M1330.