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Sierra Wireless does us right this time. Not only does the AC597 fits ExpressCard slots, but it fits PC Card Type II slots as well with an included adapter. Freebies are always great. High EVDO Rev. A speeds plus good Sprint coverage and high connectivity are always welcome.
Alltel still does them one up with the Kyocera KPC680. They just went one step further and included a USB connector. Nothing else to gripe at here.
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Reviewed on: 10/03/08
Honestly, it’s a great card and at $50 in your pocket, it’s even better. It’s a good deal that’ll have people at the office going “What’s that you got in your laptop there?”. Nice.
The Sierra Wireless AC597 aircard whispers CEO-at-work to the occasional passerby. Essentially its a rehash of the Sierra Wireless 597 in a different form. Its compact, streamlined design commands attention without getting in the way. Sprint’s colors definitely work for it on this one. On to the nitty gritty.
EVDO Rev. A speeds will get your work done, let you access email and chat on Skype (VoIP) all at the same time. The included PC Card adapter just about ensures that it’ll fit whatever laptop you’ve got (if it’s been built in the last 5 years). Unless its a ultra mobile PC that only takes USB, you’ll probably be okay.
You can put $50 in your bank account by getting this card. Not too shabby.
The Sierra Wireless AC597e PC/Mac ExpressCard wireless mobile broadband card for Sprint offers excellent on-the-go Internet access for a great price. With support for EV-DO rev A compatibility, you get download speeds of up to 3.1 Mbps and beefy upload speeds of up to 1.8 Mbps. Simple to use, the AC597e PC/Mac ExpressCard wireless mobile broadband card lets you surf the Internet, send and receive email and text messages, and connect to corporate networks from just about anywhere.
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- Dimensions – 5.3 in x 1.3 in x 0.6 in
- Weight – 1.7 oz
- Data Download Speed – EV-DO rev A (Up to 3.1 Mbps Down/1.8 Mbps Up), EV-DO rev 0 (2.4 Mbps Down/153 Kbps Up), 1xRTT
- Download Protocol – CDMA 850, 1900
- Compatible Carrier – Sprint PCS
- Network Compatibility – CDMA 850, 1900
- 3G Data Speeds – Yes
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