It looks like Verizon is getting ready to add a few new HP mini-laptops to its line of subsidized, 3G-enabled notebooks. First up is the HP Mini 110 which features a 10.1 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display, 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 CPU, 1GB of RAM, and 160GB hard drive. It runs Windows XP Home and it’ll sell for $200 after rebate when you sign up for a 2-year service contract. Of course, you could get a similar laptop from HP for about $300, but this model does come with a 3G modem thrown in for good measure.
The more exciting news is that Verizon will also be offering the HP Mini 311, which is an 11.6 inch laptop with NVIDIA ION graphics. It has a 1366 x 768 pixel display, a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 CPU, 2GB of RAM, 160GB hard drive, and runs Windows 7 Home Premium. After a mail-in rebate you’ll be able to pick up the HP Mini 311 for $250, which is a bit less than the $399 you’ll end up paying for the same laptop from HP. But it still seems like a lot of money for a subsidized laptop when you have to pay $40 to $60 per month for the next two years to get that price.