Today HP dropped info on both aesthetic as well as performance changes they have added to their new line of HP Minis, the HP Mini 210 and HP Mini 5103. I love my ASUS but I might just have to try one of these.
With thin, striking designs, the new models are engineered to provide an unsurpassed customer experience:
- The redesigned HP Mini 210, an affordable companion PC, gives consumers all-day computing, optional high-definition (HD) video playback and a broad range of color options in a new slim and stylish design.
- The HP Mini 5103, HP’s latest touch-enabled mini notebook,(2,3) is designed for students and mobile professionals alike. It incorporates the latest dual-core Intel® Atom processor and features an all-metal case in a new espresso color.
HP Mini 210
The HP Mini 210 is the ideal companion PC for the mobile consumer, providing all-day computing in an ultra-portable and stylish design.
Created for consumers who surf the web, check email, listen to music, and need access to friends, family or information while on the go, the Mini 210 includes built-in WLAN, webcam, microphone and a nearly full-sized, island-style keyboard. It also is offered with the optional new dual-core Intel Atom processor N550, in addition to the Intel Atom N455 and N475 processors, all of which support DDR3 memory.
Less than 1-inch thin and weighing 3.1 pounds, the Mini 210 comes standard with an inline six-cell battery that provides up to 10.75 hours of battery life and fits flush, complementing the overall design.
The Mini 210 is available in a choice of five HP Imprint finishes: charcoal, crimson red, lavender frost, luminous rose and ocean drive.
Now this is really cool. HP QuickSync makes it easy to automatically synchronize files with a home PC over a wireless connection. HP QuickWeb allows users to access the web in seconds without booting up the notebook, gotta love these instant-on capabilities.
HP Mini 5103
With a starting weight of only 2.64 pounds, the HP Mini 5103 is a full-performance companion PC designed for mobile professionals as well as K-12 and higher-education students. The HP Mini 5103 supports the Atom N550, Intel’s latest dual-core processor, in addition to the new Atom N455 and N475 processors,all of which support DDR3 memory.
Available in standard or touch-enabled versions, the HP Mini 5103 features a sturdy, lightweight, anodized-aluminum display enclosure with a brushed, espresso-colored finish. It also includes an optional handle for easy transport.
The HP Mini 5103 features a spacious, functional, 95 percent of full size QWERTY keyboard plus a touchpad, providing an optimal experience for email, instant messaging and other text-driven applications.The optional touchscreen allows users to work intuitively and quickly, through multitouch gestures, finger taps and swipes across the screen, providing easier navigation of applications, information and websites.
The HP Mini 5103 features a large, 10.1-inch diagonal LED display, available in either WSVGA or HD resolutions. When equipped with the Broadcom HD video decoder card, the HP Mini 5103 can play back high-resolution 720p and 1080p HD video content from the most advanced video websites.
When configured with the optional six-cell battery, the HP Mini 5103 delivers up to 10 hours and 15 minutes of battery runtime.
The HP Mini 210 is currently available in the United States with a starting price of $329. The HP Mini 5103 is currently available in the United States with a starting price of $399.