HP is joining Lenovo in the ranks of netbook makers delivering a Snapdragon-based machine. The new HP prototype breaks the trend of netbooks running the Intel Atom with the new Qualcomm chip that offers more efficiency and battery life.
The Snapdragon CPU can power some small computers for up to 24 hours. It has a lower clock speed than the new Pine Trail CPUs but, in conjunction with Linux or Google Android it could be a competitive combo.
Very little else is known about the upcoming Snapdragon HP netbook.
Via FierceCIO, image via HP.
The new netbook is said to have an upgrated graphics chip and a few other rumored features:
- Operating System: Win7 Starter
- Processor:1.66GHz Intel Atom N450
- Display: 10.1″ Flush Glass
- Memory: 1GB
- Hard disk drive: 250GB 7200RPM
- Video Card: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150
- Battery: 6 cell
- Wireless Connectivity: 802.11 b/g/n
- Other Device: Integrated Webcam & Mic
- Price: $398.99
A call to a sales representative of eCost confirmed that the HP Mini 210 is in stock. HP’s website also has support info available for the Mini 210, despite their lack of an official announcement.
The machine runs Windows XP Home in a 1.6 GHz Atom CPU with 1 GB of RAM. It has a 160 GB HDD and a 1024 x 576 pixel screen.
The HP Mini 311, as reported earlier, will go for $250 after a $100 mail-in rebate. The HP Mini 110 netbook will be sold for $200 after the rebate and comes with a 250 MB, $40 monthly plan (with additional megabyte use costing $0.10 each) and a $60 plan offering 5 GB of data use with a $0.05 fee per additional megabyte.
But before you go gung-ho for the Verizon netbook plan, make sure you know what it could cost you.
If you’re ready to get rolling with Windows 7, but lack for hardware to try the new OS on, I advise you get to Best Buy immediately. The latest package by the retailer debuts an HP desktop, laptop, netbook, and router for the earth-shattering price of $1200.
All three machines come with Windows 7 preinstalled. Here are some specs from Gizmodo:
- Space-saving HP Slimline desktop (s5212y)
- Thin-profile 18.5″ LCD monitor (w1858)
- Media-savvy HP laptop (G60-535DX)
- Compact HP Mini netbook (110-1125NR)
- Speedy NETGEAR Wireless-G router (WGR614)
- Seamless in-home setup of the PCs and router by Geek Squad (4000954811)
The desktop has a 2.5 GHz Pentium chip, 3 GB of RAM, a 320 GB HDD and a DVD burner. The laptops is a 15.6-inch machine running a 320 GB HDD, 3 GB of RAM, and coming with HDMI out. The HP netbook is the HP Mini 110, which you can read about here.
Now get your ass to Best Buy and pray to whatever deity you love that supplies are still available.
Verizon is set to introduce the HP Mini 311 netbook to its lineup with subsidized pricing under the two-year contract. Running the Intel Atom N270, the 11.6-inch netbook comes with a 1366 x 768 pixel HD capable screen, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth.
The Nvidia ION graphics chipset means you can play 1080p video, though you’ll want to display it on an external display because the resolution of the netbook only supports up to 720p.
The machine sells for $250 after a $100 mail-in rebate.
We’ve reviewed HP’s business-ready netbook, the HP Mini 2140, and we’d love to let you know what we found.
The netbook got big points for its battery life and keyboard, and is a serious competitor with its brushed-steel exterior and brilliant screen. Who knows – it might just be the perfect netbook for your needs. Take a look!