In addition to the new HP Mini 5102 and 210/2102, HP is unveiling a new Compaq Mini 102 netbook today. It will be available from both HP’s consumer and business lines, and it’s pretty much the least impressive thing HP is announcing today.
That’s because the Compaq Mini 102 is little more than an HP Mini 110 with a new name. This 10 inch netbook has last-generation features including a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 CPU, Windows XP Home Edition or Windows 7 Starter, 1GB of RAM, and a 160GB hard drive.
It also has the same keyboard and touchpad as the HP Mini 110. The keyboard is great, and stretches almost from edge to edge of the computer chassis. The touchpad, on the other hand, has two awkward buttons located on the left and right sides.
The laptop starts at just 2.35 pounds and comes with either a 3 cell, 28Whr battery or a 6-cell, 62Whr battery.
On the bright side, it’s the cheapest netbook that will be offered through HP’s business division, with a starting price of just $299.
You can check out a photo of the glossy lid with a Compaq logo after the break, as well as some promotional shots from HP.