HP has been targeting its Mini 5101 and 5102 netbooks at education markets since the get go. But it looks like HP may have a new education oriented mini-laptop up its sleeve. Engadget’s Joanna Stern spotted an HP Classmate PC netbook running SUSE Linux 11 at Novell’s Computex booth this week.

The netbook features a 10 inch display and an Intel Atom processor. It’s a chunky looking netbook with a thick plastic case and a chiclet-style keyboard. There’s a handle built into the back, to make it easier to carry from class to class.

The computer has mic and headphone jacks, a flash card reader, Ethernet jack, VGA port, and 2 USB ports. There may also be an old fashioned modem, since it looks like the demo unit also has a telephone jack.

Overall, it looks like the HP Mini Classmate is loosely based on Intel’s Classmate PC reference designs, but it looks a little different from every other Clasmate PC I’ve seen to date. No word on pricing or if this little guy will ever actually come to market. It could just be a concept device.

Support Liliputing

Liliputing's primary sources of revenue are advertising and affiliate links (if you click the "Shop" button at the top of the page and buy something on Amazon, for example, we'll get a small commission).

But there are several ways you can support the site directly even if you're using an ad blocker* and hate online shopping.

Contribute to our Patreon campaign


Contribute via PayPal

* If you are using an ad blocker like uBlock Origin and seeing a pop-up message at the bottom of the screen, we have a guide that may help you disable it.

Subscribe to Liliputing via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 9,532 other subscribers