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There are a few ways to get people to spend unusually large amounts of money on netbooks. You can soup it up with premium features such as touchscreen displays, spill-resistant keyboards, or 7200rpm hard drives. Or you can give the netbook a fashion makeover and slap a designer label on it.
HP appears to be taking both approaches with the HP Mini 210 Vivienne Tam Edition netbook — at least in Germany. While the US version of this laptop sells for $591, based largely on the designer lid, 2GB of RAM, and Windows 7 Home Premium operating system (instead of Windows 7 Starter), the German model ups the game slightly with a 1.83GHz Intel Atom N470 processor.
The German model also has a 320GB hard drive, while the US model has a 250GB hard drive, but oddly the German edition ships with Windows 7 Starter. Ther German model costs about 450 Euros ($605 US).
The rest of the specs are pretty much the same on both sides of the Atlantic: 10.1 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display. 3 cell battery, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, 3 USB ports, Ethernet, and VGA jacks.
Update: Whoops, I totally missed this at first, but you can configure the US model with the Atom N470 processor too. The upgrade will set you back an extra $75 at HP.com though, bringing the total price to $674.99
via nDevil and My HP Mini
It’s available in the U.S as well:
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