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Monday, September 14, 2009

HP Unveils the new Vivienne Tam Mini...Sort Of

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 01:02 PM

http://www.techtree.com/India/News/...106288-893.html

"Chic and uber cool - that's the new digital clutch by the world-renowned designer Vivienne Tam and HP. Inspired by the classic Chinese love story concerto 'Butterfly Lover', often described as the Chinese version of 'Romeo and Juliet', the design features elegant butterflies that are brought to life on a champagne gold backdrop."

There's not much more to know about this beyond the design, and, according to Techtree, the screen size is moving up from 10.1 inches to 11.6 inches. It's not coming out until spring of 2010, which seems like a long wait, so we'll have to see what kind of specs it has. This very likely means that the next generation of HP Mini will also move up into the 11.6 inch screen range. I don't know if that move makes sense - the 10 inch screen on a netbook is the perfect blend of size and readability, and when I look at the 12 inch screen on the dv2 I see it as a laptop that's not that much smaller than the my XPS M1330. Although maybe this means the Vivienne Tam computer won't be a netbook at all - maybe it will be part of a new line of Windows 7-based notebook computers. Want to see more? Lots more pics at the HP Flickr page.


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The HP Mini 110: A Refined Netbook

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 11:00 AM

This is an review video of the HP Mini 110 XP Edition [Affiliate], a follow-up video to my unboxing and first impressions video. This netbook is a second-generation unit, following on the heels of the HP Mini 1000 released in 2008. The HP Mini 110 that I'm looking at features a 1.6 Ghz Atom N270 processor, 1 GB of DDR2 RAM (easily upgradeable to 2 GB), a 160 GB 5400 RPM hard drive, integrated 802.11b/g WiFI, and a 10.1 inch LED Anti-glare (matte) 16:9 aspect-ratio wide screen at 1024 x 576 resolution, driven by an Intel GMA950 graphics processor. It's running Windows XP SP3.

There's a webcam of unknown resolution (likely VGA), and the finish is "Black Swirl". "White Swirl" and "Pink Swirl" are also available. There is no CD/DVD drive, and the version I'm looking at has a 3 cell battery. Read more...


Tuesday, July 21, 2009

HP Mini 110 Unboxing and First Impressions Video

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 10:30 AM

This is an unboxing and first impressions video of the HP Mini 110 XP Edition [Affiliate], running Windows XP SP3. This netbook is a second-generation unit, following on the heels of the HP Mini 1000 released in 2008. The HP Mini 110 that I'm looking at features a 1.6 Ghz Atom N270 processor, 1 GB of DDR2 RAM (upgradeable to 2 GB), a 160 GB 5400 RPM hard drive, integrated 802.11b/g WiFi (but no Bluetooth), and a 10.1 inch LED Anti-glare (matte) 16:9 aspect-ratio wide-screen at 1024 x 576 resolution, driven by an Intel GMA950 graphics processor.

There's a webcam of unknown resolution (likely VGA), and the finish is "Black Swirl". "White Swirl" and "Pink Swirl" are also available. There is no CD/DVD drive, and the version I'm looking at has a 3 cell battery. Prices start at $329 USD from HP.com. Read more...


Wednesday, June 24, 2009

HP Goes Professional with the Mini 5101

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 09:07 AM

http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/p...9/090624xa.html

"HP today unveiled its top-of-the-line Mini PC for on-the-go professionals who demand a stylish, yet durable fully functional companion PC. The HP Mini 5101 features a sturdy, lightweight anodized aluminum display enclosure with a black, brushed finish. Complementing the aluminum is the use of magnesium alloy in the lower case of the Mini frame. Soft-touch paint on the base and palm rest further advance the PC's look and feel. This combination of materials, an industry first in the netbook category, not only delivers an eye-catching design, but also improves durability."

I thought that the HP Mini 2140 was HP's "professional" netbook? Guess not. The HP Mini 5140, being released in July, starts at $449 and features a completely different look and feel from previous "Mini" branded HP netbooks. The keyboard looks like the Macbook keyboard, with clearly seperated keys. The trackpad features buttons on the bottom, not the left and right, and this is the first netbook I've heard of to feature a 7200 RPM hard drive. That should give it some snap - and the optional 1366 x 768 resolution will make it better than your average netbook at accessing browser-based content. Engadget has some further details and some hands-on photos worth checking out.


Sunday, December 21, 2008

HP Mini 1000 Impresses Notebooks.com

Posted by Hooch Tan in "Digital Home News" @ 02:00 PM

http://www.notebooks.com/2008/12/10...s-choice-award/

"The Mini 1000 I reviewed is an excellent choice and value for someone that understands the limitations of a netbook. It’s highly portable and its keyboard makes it much more useful than netbooks with smaller keys. The configuration in this review has a retail price of $464.99 and will provide the vast majority of consumers a solid portable web, email and productivity experience. Business professionals looking for an enterprise-class computer should avoid the Mini 1000, along with all current netbooks."

Notebooks.com puts the HP Mini 1000 through its paces, and finds a lot to like. From the touch-typable keyboard to the stylish looks, the Mini 1000 addresses many of the complaints of first generation netbooks. They do recognize that this netbook is targeted towards the consumer market. It definately sounds like netbooks have found a sweet spot in terms of size and usability which closely matches the ultraportable segment. Thankfuly, they're much cheaper! Now HP is looking to make Netbooks fashion aware. While their styling doesn't quite suit my tastes, I'm sure some people covet their dark copper look, or the soon to be released Vivienne Tam edition.


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