HP is expanding its netbook lineup with three new models. All three feature 10.1 inch, 1024 x 576 pixel displays and 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 processors. You know, just like the existing HP Mini 1000 line of netbooks. But there are a few details that make the new HP Mini 110, Mini 110 Mi Edition, and Mini 1101 stand out.
First, all three machines are available with high capacity hard drives. The HP Mini 1000 tops out at 80GB because HP decided to keep the chassis as small as possible and use a 1.8″ HDD. The new models are a little thicker (up to 1.3″ thick at their beefiest points), but some modesl are available with hard drives that pack 160GB of storage space or more.
Second, the machines that don’t run Windows XP are available with up to 2GB of RAM and hard drives up to 250GB. That goes for the HP Mini 110 Mi Edition which runs a custom version of Ubuntu Linux (much like the HP Mini 1000 Mi Edition) and the HP Mini 1101 which can run either Windows XP or Vista. Oh yeah, and third HP is offering a Windows Vista option.
All three netbooks should be available at HP’s Mini site starting in June.
Here’s a breakdown of some of the options available with each of the new machines:
- HP Mini 110 XP Edition: This model comes with either a 32GB solid state drive or a 160GB hard drive, 1GB of RAM, and optional WWAN. At launch this netbook will be available with the same black swhirl pattern found on the HP Mini 1000, but in July it will also be available in white and pink. The HP Mini 110 XP Edition will also be available with an optional Broadcom Crystal HD Enhanced Video Accelerator for handling 1080p video. A high resolution 1366 x 768 pixel display option will eventually be available as well. This netbook should be available starting June 10th with a base price of $329.99.
- HP Mini 110 Mi Edition: This version comes with Ubuntu Linux and HP’s custom Mi Edition interface for the operating system. It will be available with up to 2GB of RAM and a hard drive up to 250GB. Prices start at $279.99. The HP Mini 110 Mi Edition should be available June 10th for $279.99.
- HP Mini 1101: This model will be available with Windows XP Home, XP Pro, or Vista. You can also get it with freeDOS if you want to install your own operating system. It’s available with a 32GB SSD or 160GB or 250GB hard disk. There’s also an optional EV-DO/HSPA mobile broadband modem. The HP Mini 1101 will be available starting June 1st with a starting price of $329.
You can check out more pictures of the HP Mini 110 and Mini 1101 after the break.
Update: Laptop Magazine also noticed that the new HP Minis have 3 USB ports (previous models had just 2), and comes with Syncables software for synchronizing files between your netbook and another PC. HP also released a short promotional video. You can watch it after the break.