HP has quietly updated the HP Mini 210 netbook by adding Intel’s latest Atom processors. You can now order the Mini 210 with either a 1.6 GHz Atom N2600 chip or a 1.86 GHz Atom N2800 processor.
The new HP Mini 210 model has the same $299.99 starting price as the older models which had Intel Atom Pine Trail chips instead of the newer Cedar Trail chips.
Intel’s latest processors add support for HD video playback and offer slightly better performance while using slightly less power than their predecessors.
HP charges $299.99 for a Mini 210 with an Atom N2600 processor, or an extra $35 for a model with the N2800 chip. You can also upgrade from Windows 7 Starter to Windows 7 Home Premium, from 1GB of RAM to 2GB, and choose between a 250GB, 320GB, and 500GB hard drive.
The HP Mini 210 is also one of the only 10 inch netbooks available with a choice of a 1024 x 600 pixel or 1366 x 768 pixel display. The higher resolution screen will only set you back an extra $25.
5/07/2012: It looks like the HD screen is no longer an option.