HP to Release Three Mini Netbooks By Summer 2009
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This summer, Hewlett Packard is rumored to release three new mini netbooks, the Mini 110 XP Edition, the Mini 110 Mobile Internet (Mi) Edition, and the Mini 1101. All of these netbooks will have 10.1″ screens, roughly weigh 2.3 pounds, and come with either a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 processor or a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N280 processor.
These new netbooks will be ideal for surfing the web, checking e-mail, and listening to music, some of the more simplier computing tasks. HP referred to the tasks that the netbooks can do as “information ‘snacking.'”
The HP Mini 110 XP Edition:
The HP Mini 110 XP Edition can support up to 1 GB of RAM and can be equipped with either a 32 GB solid state drive or a regular 160 GB hard drive. Users have the option to install a Broadcom Crystal HD Enhanced Video Accelerator, which allows for a 1080p high-def video experience.
The 110 XP is rumored to be available in Black Swirl by June 10 (in the U.S.) at www.hpdirect.com and will start at a price of $329. By July 8, the 110 XP is rumored to be available in Pink Chic and White Swirl.
The HP Mini 110 XP Mobile Internet Edition:
The HP Mini 110 XP Mi Edition netbook is similar to the Mini 110 XP Edition netbook, but more geared towards mobile users. It is equipped with applications that allow for browsing the web, checking e-mail, and watching videos, among other tasks, from the netbook’s dashboard. The Mi runs on a Linux operating system, can support up to 2 GB of RAM, and can be equipped with up to a 250 GB hard drive.
The 110 XP Mi is also rumored to be available by June 10 at www.hpdirect.com. The price tag for this netbook will be $279.99.
The HP Mini 1101:
The HP Mini 1101 is the most business-oriented netbook of the three that HP will release this summer. It can either run on the Windows XP Home, XP Pro, or Vista operating system. HP Mobile Broadband will be an option for this netbook.
The 1101 is rumored to be available by June 1 and cost $329.