HP Releases Mini 1000 Notebook

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HP has started to promote its more consumer oriented netbook, the Pavilion Mini 1000, on the HP Shopping website today for $399.  While the actual product page and ability to buy are not yet up, it’s clear that early this week you’ll be able to punch the buy button on yet another new netbook to enter the market.

Since the only thing on the HP site with information on the Mini 1000 is a splash they’re running on the homepage (see below) the exact specs are still not known.

So here is what’s known:

  • The price will start at $399
  • Weight of 2.25lbs, therefore it must be made of plastic and not aluminum like the HP Mini-Note 2133
  • Thickness of the Mini 1000 is 1″ and therefore thinner than the Acer Aspire One
  • The same mouse button layout is used as that on the Acer Aspire One — the left mouse button rests on the left side of the touchpad and the right mouse button on the right side

Here is what we can safely assume:

  • The Mini 1000 will have an Intel Atom processor as opposed to the VIA processor in the Mini-Note 2133
  • The screen will be 10-inches
  • There will be a swirl imprint finish on the body much like the rest of the Pavilion line of laptops
  • Windows XP will be offered as the OS

What we don’t know is whether the storage will be flash versus hard drive nor do we know what the screen resolution will be.  The hope is for a WXGA screen, but more than likely it will be WSVGA like most of the other netbooks out there.

One thing is for sure, the choice of netbooks continues to proliferate and if you have $400 burning a hole in your pocket and a strong desire to buy a portable PC then your options are becoming vast.

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