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HP just refreshed its Mini line of netbooks (PDF). Two are geared for consumers, while the third focuses on small and medium businesses. All three are incremental refreshes of the prior Mini line, and pricing for the range sits at a reasonable $279.99 to $329.99. Each […]

hp_rmr_header.jpgHP just refreshed its Mini line of netbooks (PDF). Two are geared for consumers, while the third focuses on small and medium businesses. All three are incremental refreshes of the prior Mini line, and pricing for the range sits at a reasonable $279.99 to $329.99. Each uses the same 92 percent keyboard and 10.1-inch LED backlit display at the not-so-standard 1,024 x 576 resolution. Intel’s 1.6GHz N270 Atom powers the new Minis, which can be configured with either traditional magnetic hard drives up to 250GB or Solid State Disk drives up to 32GB.

Here’s a rundown on the models and basic specs, although there are more configurable options than shown here.

HP Mini 110 – XP Edition ($329.99):

  • 1.6 GHz Intel® Atom™ Processor N270
  • Genuine Windows® XP Home Edition with Service Pack 3
  • 10.1” Diagonal LED Anti-glare Widescreen Display (1,024 x 576)
  • Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 (shared) with up to 128MB total available graphics memory
  • 1,024MB DDR2 System Memory (1 Dimm)
  • 160GB (5400RPM) Hard Drive (SATA)
  • HP Webcam
  • 802.11b/g WLAN
  • 5-in-1 Digital Media card reader
  • Stereo speakers
  • 3xUSB, 1xVGA, 1xRJ-45
  • 6-Cell Lithium-Ion battery
  • 10.3″x 6.77″ x 1.04 – 1.09″
  • 2.89 pounds
  • Syncables cable included (this is a cable with integrated software to sync data between your HP Mini and another PC)

It’s nice to see the hard-drive speed get a boost from the 4200 RPM on the original Mini 1000. And come July, HP will offer an optional Broadcom Crystal HD Enhanced Video Accelerator for the Mini 110 XP model. The HP Mini 110 with Mi is essentially the same basic hardware but with HP’s custom Linux shell. Check our video review of this environment. You can actually get the Mi edition with 2GB of RAM, while the XP edition only works with 1GB of memory.

HP Mini 1101 ($329.99)

  • 1.6 GHz Intel® Atom™ Processor N270
  • Genuine Windows® XP Home Edition with Service Pack 3
  • 10.1” Diagonal LED Anti-glare Widescreen Display (1,024 x 576)
  • Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 (shared) with up to 128MB total available graphics memory
  • 1024MB DDR2 System Memory (1 Dimm), supports 2GB with Windows Vista
  • 160GB / 250GB (5400RPM) Hard Drive (SATA) or 32 GB SSD
  • HP Webcam
  • 802.11b/g WLAN, optional un2400 EVDO/HSPA module
  • 5-in-1 Digital Media card reader
  • Stereo speakers
  • 3xUSB, 1xVGA, 1xRJ-45
  • 3-Cell Lithium-Ion battery, 6-cell optional (after June 15th)
  • 10.3″x 6.77″ x 1.04 – 1.09″
  • Starting at 2.33 pounds with SSD option

The HP Mini 1101 will actually be available first, as it’s expected on June 1. Approximately 10 days later, the Mini 110 XP Edition and Mini 110 with Mi should hit.

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  1. Still no Pineview and still no HD screen -aargh!!! That integrated graphics has me worried with max 128MB VRAM, because Flash 10 won’t run on systems with only 64MB VRAM. At the rate Adobe keeps updating Flash and making it become more and more of a resource hog, these netbooks will have a tough time doing what they’re supposed to be good at – surfing the web.

    1. I met with Intel last week when they first publicly disclosed info on the Pine Trail platform (Pineview and Tiger Point). Specifics were scarce, i.e.: no clockspeeds, TDP, etc… so I don’t anticipate seeing any Pineview Atom systems for 3-6 months at a minimum. Just my impressions based on the info I have, so keep it in perspective.

    2. Yeah, I guess I’ll be hanging on to my 2133 until Q4. I just don’t get how Microsoft wants to clamp down the performance specs with Win 7/XP yet, at the same time, developers like Adobe turn a web support application into a resource hog that is seriously testing those very specs.

      I’d hate to throw away a netbook I buy today in a years time because of a 3rd party flaw. A netbook that cannot surf the web is to me the same as a pocket pc phone minus the voice plan – somewhat useful, but doesn’t do what it should.

  2. MasterBlaster Wednesday, May 27, 2009

    So does this mean that the Broadcom Crystal HD Enhanced Video Accelerator might make it into the HP2140 lineup? I hope so!

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