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.

HP Mini 210

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.

thanks SamTrenholme!

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3 replies on “HP Mini 210 gets the Cedar Trail treatment”

  1. issues with streaming video nowadays are mostly located server side or net access provider sided. its is mainly a bandwidth related problem, not a cpu/gpu on a netbook.

    1. Well, Flash hardware acceleration is still not supported by the Cedar Trail GMA.  So most streaming is handled by just the CPU, and this has been true for most netbooks.  Support for GMA 500/600 is one of the rare exceptions.

      However, Flash has been made more efficient.  So as long as you got a dual core ATOM then you should be okay for most streaming.  Though you’ll still run into problems with higher bit rate 1080P streams or running multiple streams.

      If they can add hardware acceleration support for the Cedar Trail GMA though, then they should be able to handle just about anything as the new GMA’s can handle anything up to full Blu Ray quality just fine.

      Though, it seems HP has neglected to add a HDMI or display port to this model, which limits the benefits of the better graphical performance.

  2. I’ve been using 2g mem and windows 7 home premium
    For 2 years, in hp 210 . Have had no issues, but speed for
    Streaming video.

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