HP is now accepting orders fo the HP Mini 1000 Mi Edition netbook running Linux. And the price is about $50 lower than what HP had announced a few months ago. Of course, that makes sense since HP has also dropped the base price of the Windows XP version to $359.
The HP Mini 1000 Mi Edition runs a customized version of Ubuntu Linux designed by HP to be user friendly and multimedia-centric.
The base price will get you a netbook with a 1.6GHz Intel Atom mCPU, an 8.9 inch 1024 x 600 pixel display,. 1GB of RAM, and an 8GB SSD. If you want a higher capacity hard drive or a larger display you’ll have to shell out a few extra bucks. The base model also comes with a 3 cell battery, but to my knowledge HP hasn’t made a 6 cell battery available for the HP Mini 1000 yet.
Update: As some people have pointed out in the comments, the 10.1 inch version of this netbook comes with a 1024 x 576 pixel display while the 8.9 inch version has a 1024 x 600 pixel screen.