HP has lowered the base price for the HP Mini 1000 netbook by $40. For $359 you can now pick up the mini-laptop with a 1.6GHz Intel Atom CPU, 8.9 inch 1024 x 600 pixel display, 512MB of RAM, and an 8GB solid state disk. If you want a larger screen, more RAM, or additional storage capacity you can pay extra for thos features.
I’ve been playing with an HP Mini 1000 for the last few days, and it’s a nice little netbook. It’s significantly smaller and lighter than the Asus Eee PC 1000H I’ve been carrying around for the last few months. But the battery doesn’t last as long and while the keyboard is excellent by netbook standards, I find it still has a few quirks that take getting used to. I’ll post a more detailed review in the next day or two, but suffice it to say that $359 is an excellent price for this machine, although you might want to invest in a RAM upgrade.