DigiTimes is reporting that HP has tapped Inventec to build a 10 inch laptop using an Intel Atom CPU. The report says the PC will sport a 1024 x 576 pixel display which honestly sounds a bit… crazy. HP’s current Mini-Note lineup uses an 8.9 inch, 1280 x 768 display. I’d be surprised if HP decided to build a new laptop with a larger, but lower resolution screen.
While I’m taking the DigiTimes report with a grain of salt, it also says that the new computer will be available with hard drive and solid state disk options. DigiTimes says the PC will be available during the first quarter of 2009, which sounds about right. I’d be surprised if HP didn’t update its Mini-Note lineup by then.