HP is now taking orders for the HP Mini 5101 netbook. This is the company’s business-class mini-laptop. It has a few premium features including:
- Magnesium alloy chassis
- 7200rpm hard drive
- 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi
- Accelerometer that shuts down the hard drive in the event of a fall
- 95% full-sized keyboard
- HP DuraKey finish on the keyboard
The model currently available for $399 features a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N280 CPU, 10.1 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel matte display, 1GB of RAM, and a 160GB hard drive and runs Windows XP Home Edition. HP is expected to make the Mini 5101 available with Windows XP Pro, Vista Home Basic, Vista Business, or SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 as well. It will also be available with higher resolution display and high speed solid state disk options.
The $399 price listed on the company’s website is actually about $50 lower than the price HP gave me when they first showed me the laptop last month. But that price just covers the base model. You’ll wind up paying more if you want an SSD, alternate operating system (with the exception of Linux), or other advanced options.
You can read more about the HP Mini 5101 in the Liliputing Product Database, or check out my hands-on with the laptop.
via HP Mini Guide