HP is expanding its netbook lineup with three new models. All three feature 10.1 inch, 1024 x 576 pixel displays and 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 processors. You know, just like the existing HP Mini 1000 line of netbooks. But there are a few details that make the new HP Mini 110, Mini 110 Mi Edition, and Mini 1101 stand out.
First, all three machines are available with high capacity hard drives. The HP Mini 1000 tops out at 80GB because HP decided to keep the chassis as small as possible and use a 1.8″ HDD. The new models are a little thicker (up to 1.3″ thick at their beefiest points), but some modesl are available with hard drives that pack 160GB of storage space or more.
Second, the machines that don’t run Windows XP are available with up to 2GB of RAM and hard drives up to 250GB. That goes for the HP Mini 110 Mi Edition which runs a custom version of Ubuntu Linux (much like the HP Mini 1000 Mi Edition) and the HP Mini 1101 which can run either Windows XP or Vista. Oh yeah, and third HP is offering a Windows Vista option.
All three netbooks should be available at HP’s Mini site starting in June.
Here’s a breakdown of some of the options available with each of the new machines:
- HP Mini 110 XP Edition: This model comes with either a 32GB solid state drive or a 160GB hard drive, 1GB of RAM, and optional WWAN. At launch this netbook will be available with the same black swhirl pattern found on the HP Mini 1000, but in July it will also be available in white and pink. The HP Mini 110 XP Edition will also be available with an optional Broadcom Crystal HD Enhanced Video Accelerator for handling 1080p video. A high resolution 1366 x 768 pixel display option will eventually be available as well. This netbook should be available starting June 10th with a base price of $329.99.
- HP Mini 110 Mi Edition: This version comes with Ubuntu Linux and HP’s custom Mi Edition interface for the operating system. It will be available with up to 2GB of RAM and a hard drive up to 250GB. Prices start at $279.99. The HP Mini 110 Mi Edition should be available June 10th for $279.99.
- HP Mini 1101: This model will be available with Windows XP Home, XP Pro, or Vista. You can also get it with freeDOS if you want to install your own operating system. It’s available with a 32GB SSD or 160GB or 250GB hard disk. There’s also an optional EV-DO/HSPA mobile broadband modem. The HP Mini 1101 will be available starting June 1st with a starting price of $329.
You can check out more pictures of the HP Mini 110 and Mini 1101 after the break.
Update: Laptop Magazine also noticed that the new HP Minis have 3 USB ports (previous models had just 2), and comes with Syncables software for synchronizing files between your netbook and another PC. HP also released a short promotional video. You can watch it after the break.
what is the downfall if I buy the mi and install XP??
My question will be is there any difference in the hardware??
If I can get the 2GB and install the XP that I have that would be awsome.
but then… would I lose anything??
I WANTT IT SOO BAD!!
Where is Ion? 😛 and the mouse pad sucks.
but Linux.. Linux is good 🙂
Still has this weird trackpad with side buttons… even Acer moved away from it. Come on HP!
I agree, that’s the one thing I don’t like the Acer Aspire either because of those buttons on the side. Very awkward to use.
i like the side buttons
I like them too.
Is it a problem to buy a linux version and then put a dual boot or XP only on it?
People do this all the time. Of course you need an XP installation disc.
FreeDos, a 1.6Ghz processor and a 250Gbyte disk? What a combination.
Where is my copy of Lotus-1-2-3? (He asks rhetorically.)
You could probably find room on there for Wordstar, MS Word 5.5, SuperCalc, or my old favorite, Excelsior Grade as well 😉
This is the second time in the last little bit that I have heard of a broadcom video accelerator chip being used in a netbook. I don’t really have much to say about it, but I didn’t even know broadcom was in the video industry. That being said, I bet it will be next to impossible to find a video application that supports it. I know it’s hard enough getting HW acceleration working consistently with anything. Intel chipsets have been the hardest to find programs for, and I called them a newcomer to the HD acceleration industry. Let’s hope broadcom can get some deals worked out quick with developers so this chip actually gets some use.
Going by the name – Broadcom may have licensed TI’s video silicon.
Oh Yeah Baby!! This is what I was waiting for !!
adding to my own comment…wishing HP will add some new feather in 2140 as well as these. Ubuntu Linux would be nice…
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