The new HP Mini 210 is claimed to deliver all-day computing with up to 10-hours battery life coming from its six-cell Lithium-ion battery.
It comes with a range of processor options – all Intel Atom – but includes the new dual-core 1.5GHz Atom N550 CPU, which should go some way to arresting the performance problems that have plagued netbooks since their introduction back in 2007.
It can handle up to 2GB of DDR3 memory (single stick) and either 160GB or 250GB SATA2 hard drives.
While the chassis houses the standard 10.1-inch LCD panel size, you’ve got a choice of the standard 1024×600-pixel option or a high-res 1366×768-pixel option.
All models come with 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi wireless networking and there’s the option of adding Bluetooth as well. You can even get HP to add an embedded GPS (global positioning system) module with HP Navigator software too.
Prices start at $329 for the base model, which features:
HP’s recommended model (and the one we’d suggest you look at) sells for $499 and offers:
Ports common to both models include VGA output, three USB2.0 ports and Ethernet. Unfortunately, despite the option of video acceleration, there is no HDMI output available.
The Mini 210 comes with a one-year warranty and is available now from hp.com.