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All posts tagged "hp mini 1000"


Friday, June 5, 2009

Modified HP Mini Uses Dockable Android Tablet

Posted by Hooch Tan in "Digital Home News" @ 02:30 PM

http://howtobemobile.com/index.php/...helleys-netbook

"It looks to have all started in an HP Mini 1000 that had been modified to use a 1.6GHz VIA C7 processor and for the tablet portion a 533MHz Samsung Arm core chip. Check the video below for a closer look at this amazing device!"

Developed by III, an organization in Taiwan, the Hybrid HP Mini is another stab at the modular concept for computing. At its heart is a modified HP Mini that runs Windows XP. However, you can remove the screen which becomes a tablet that runs Google Android. Try and recall the very old idea from IBM called the Metapad. This would be very similar. Do not forget the Celio Redfly, Palm Foleo and Windows tablets using the slate format. So far, the only one I know of that has been successful at all are the slate tablets, and only within certain vertical markets at that. Of course, the whole consumer market has changed, but the way in which this Hybrid has been put together just does not look practical to me. The idea of using two different operating systems could be a bit frustrating for some users. While I can see a benefit, since each OS is better suited to a particular physical format and size, I cannot see any real benefit of this over a two device configuration, that being a phone and a netbook. At least its an attempt at something new and different.


Sunday, March 15, 2009

6-cell Battery Goodness Now Available for HP Mini 1000

Posted by Chris Gohlke in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 06:00 PM

http://www.engadget.com/2009/03/13/...order-for-real/

"You may still not be able to get that VGA adapter, but it looks like HP Mini 1000 users can now finally get their hands on the six-cell battery for the netbook, which should provide a significant boost over the stock three-cell battery. As you may recall, this follows a brief spat of seeming availability in January but, judging from some of the responses on the HP Mini forums, it looks like HP has since canceled the few orders that got through before the battery was pulled from its site."

I'm guessing but the shape of the bump on the battery, that it will boost the rear of the laptop along with boosting your battery life. Looks like it is currently available for $95.99. If you use coupon code SV2130, you should be able to lop an extra $10 off of that.


Friday, February 13, 2009

HP Mini Accessories Trickling Into Market

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 02:00 AM

http://www.hp.com/united-states/cam...ccessories.html

I've been spending a lot of time with the HP Mini 1000 lately, in all three flavours: the Windows XP-based Mini 1000, the Vivienne Tam Mini 1000, and lately the Mobile Internet Edition or "Mini Mi". It's by far my #1 favourite netbook right now - I haven't booted up my MSI Wind in a month. As good as the HP Mini 1000 is though, it's strange how HP released a product with basically zero accessories for it available at launch - it's only now that these accessories are starting to become available. From the top left, going clockwise, we have the 3-cell battery, the Mobile Mini Drive, the AC power brick, an external DVD burner, a VGA cable, and a sleeve. The VGA cable in particular is a glaring omission: for mobile professionals who want to travel ultra-light, but still need to hook up to a projector, not having the ability to do so is a deal breaker. And given the price premium that HP is charging for the Mini 1000, it's a shame that there's no carrying case included in the box.

What's not shown above is something I saw at CES 2009: a 6-cell battery. It was an interesting design because unlike most netbooks on the market, the HP Mini 1000's battery isn't right at the back, it's in a bit - and that means thaty can't do the "rear hump" like most companies can. The 6-cell battery for the Mini 1000 comes out the bottom and creates a hump that almost looks like a stand for the netbook. Pretty interesting design - I'm not sure how practical it is, hopefully I can get my hands on one. The battery life is about the only complaint I have with the Mini 1000 - it just does't last long enough, but that's pretty much what I expected from a 3-cell battery.


Thursday, February 5, 2009

Lose Some Cable Bulk, Travel Easier

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

Digital Home Thoughts reader Sven watched my unboxing and first impressions video of the HP Mini 1000, and took note of my complaint about the total size of the power brick and cable. He contacted me with some really cool power accessories that look perfect for lightening my travel load. Both are from Cyberguys, a company I've ordered some equally useful power cables from in the past. On the left, we have the 1ft. Notebook / Laptop Power Cable C5 Cloverleaf Plug, which would allow me to cut a significant amount of bulk out of the HP Mini 1000 power adaptor. The cable on the right is the Ziotek 1ft. Notebook / Laptop Power Cable C7 Figure-Eight Plug, and would do the trick for other laptops or netbooks that use that type of power connector. I'd love to see HP include something like this in the box - it would be really useful to anyone who travels and wants to pack light.

Another cool thing that Sven pointed out to me was how Sony handles this problem: by designing power supplies that are more compact and easier to pack. HP? Dell? Are you guys paying attention?


Sunday, January 11, 2009

CES 2009: The Vivienne Tam HP Mini 1000 Story

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Events" @ 11:33 AM

Tracy Trachta from HP talks about the Vivienne Tam HP Mini 1000; why and how they created the partnership with Vivienne Tam, what new markets they wanted to reach with the product, and what an amazing response the product has received. Filmed at CNTRSTG.


Thursday, January 8, 2009

HP Mini 1000 XP Edition Unboxing and First Impressions

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 01:00 PM

A few days before leaving for CES 2009, I received an HP Mini 1000 for review - I'd been trying to get my hands on one of these since they were first announced, and was sadly unsuccessful. They say good things some to those who wait, and I was sent not only the HP Mini 1000 XP Edition, but also the HP Mini 1000 Vivian Tam edition. The Vivian Tam edition, which we posted some glorious photos of last year, was specifically for my wife to test out. I'll be doing another Real World Review to cover the Vivian Tam Mini 1000, but when it comes to the regular Mini 1000 I'll be doing the usual: videos!

I managed to shoot and edit this unboxing and first impressions video the night before I left for CES. The unit they sent me is the high-end configuration: Windows XP SP3, and in the configuration I was sent, costs $489 USD directly from HP. It has an Intel 1.6 Ghz Atom CPU, 1 GB of RAM, a 60 GB 4500 RPM hard drive, an SDHC card reader, two USB ports, 802.11 b/g WiFi, Bluetooth, and a 3-cell battery. The screen resolution is 1024 x 600, though HP strangely lists it was 1024 x 576 on the box. Read more...


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