You’ve probably read about quite a netbooks already that are getting upgrades to Atom N570 processors, so there’s no surprise that netbooks, on the whole, are rolling out with Atom N570 processor upgrades.
HP’s updated their Mini 110 and 210 netbooks with the new processor over in Japan, so you can expect the same updates soon on the Western markets.
Looking at the price of the Atom N550 HP Mini 110, with the same 1GB, 250GB and Windows 7 Starter – there’s roughly a $100 price difference (29,800 yen vs 39,800 yen) here. Not good value for pretty much what we would expect to be no appreciable difference in performance. Then again, we’ve seen both the dual core N550 and N570 models of the Acer Aspire One D255E go up for pre-order at Amazon.com for the same price of $330.
BestBuy.com has published a product page with details of the HP Compaq Mini CQ10-405DX 10.1-inch netbook which will be selling on Black Friday for only $149.99.
The CQ10-405DX is a lower-end netbook and includes a single core Intel Atom N455 1.66GHz processor with the Intel GMA 3150 integrated graphics, 1GB of DDR2 RAM, a 160GB hard drive, 3-cell battery, and Windows 7 Starter Edition OS.
Its 10.1″ LED-backlight anti-glare display has a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels.
The 2.7-pound Compaq Mini CQ10-405DX has a black chassis and also features a built-in webcam with mic, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Ethernet LAN, three USB ports, a 2-in-1 media card reader, and VGA video output.
Best Buy’s Black Friday ad also includes the HP Compaq Mini CQ10-525DX for $199.99. It has the same specs as the CQ10-405DX, except a larger 250GB HDD.
HP has added a new(ish) netbook to its business lineup. The HP Mini 1103 is basically the business version of the HP Mini 110/210 series consumer netbook. It doesn’t have all of the premium features available in the HP Mini 5103 business netbook such as the optional HD display, touchscreen, or optional dual core processor. What the HP Mini 1103 does have is a much lower starting price of $299.
Like other HP business netbooks, the HP Mini 1103 is available with a number of options that aren’t typically available for the company’s consumer oriented machines. For instance, you can configure the HP Mini 1103 with Windows 7 Starter, SUSE Linux 11, or FreeDOS and opt for 1GB to 2GB of DDR3 RAM. It has a 7200RPM hard drive and is available in capacities from 160GB to 320GB.
The rest of the specs are pretty much par for the netbook course, with 1.66GHz Intel Atom N455 and 1.83GHz Intel Atom N475 processor options, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, 3 and 6 cell battery options, 3 USB 2.0 ports, a VGA port, and a combination mic/headphone jack.
The HP Mini 5103 (Intel Atom N550 dual-core) comes out to be a standout laptop with a premium design and a set of features that you will hardly find in other laptops.
The features that its preceding version Mini 5102 lacked, can be clearly found in this HP Mini 5103 (Intel Atom N550 dual-core).Though the appearance is more or less the same as its previous version, however, the features that have been included are completely novel and comes with a new configuration of Atom N550 and a high definition screen. With such features, the laptop comes out to be the same head-and-shoulders in the crowd.
HP appears to be preparing to refresh its business class netbook line with a new model called the HP Mini 5103. For the most part, this model looks like the HP Mini 5102 I reviewed a few months ago. But the new model will come with a choice of a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N455 or 1.86GHz Intel Atom N475 processor.
What that means is that unlike the HP Mini 5102, the 5103 supports faster DDR3 memory — although the difference in performance will likely be pretty minimal.
Like other business netbooks from HP, the Mini 5103 has premium features such as a 7200RPM hard drive, an accelerometer to shut off the hard drive in the event of a fall, and a magnesium alloy case. The netbook also comes with a slew of options including an optional Broadcom HD video accelerator, optional touchscreen display, choice of a hard drive or solid state disk, and a choice of operating systems including SUSE Linux, Windows 7 Starter, or Windows 7 Home Premium.
You can find detailed specs at HP Italy. The HP Mini 5103 is also available for purchase in Italy for between €482 and €597.
HP today announced the Mini 100e, its response to the Intel Classmate line of kid-friendly netbooks. The education version of HP’s netbook features more child-friendly rounded edges, metal alloy hinges, a convenient carrying handle, and a spill-resistant island-style keyboard. A small light on the lid lets teachers know when the netbook is connected to the Internet. Apps include Office 10 Starter (meh), Microsoft Math, an eReader, a note-taking app, Evernote, and Microsoft Security Essentials.
Other internal specs are pretty much standard: a 1.66-GHz Intel Atom N455 processor, up to 2GB of RAM, a matte 10.1-inch (1024 x 600-pixel) display, and a 5,400-rpm, 160GB. Ports include two USB, VGA, Ethernet, and a modem port for developing countries. This netbook also comes with three- and six-cell battery options, both of which lie flat with the bottom of the chassis. The system weighs 3.2 pounds with the three-cell battery, which should provide around 4 hours of use. (The 6-cell will give you about 8.5 hours of endurance).
The notebook won’t be offered for individual sale, but HP estimates the unit price to be about $279.
Verizon Wireless annouce a new netbook called HP Mini 210-1076NR. This model will come in a Black Crystal color, where you get built-in 3G Mobile Broadband connectivity in a slim and lightweight design.
The HP Mini 210-1076R is powered by 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 processor, 1GB of memory, and a 250GB hard drive. You can purchase for $149.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement on a Mobile Broadband plan. Other plans options, including pay as you go mobile broadband, are also available.
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.