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HP Mini 5101: The Highend Netbook

I have been a huge fan of netbooks but they do have their drawbacks, I picked up the HP 2133 but it had the Via chipset which was slow as hell but with the new Atom it worked better. There are a lot of drawbacks as well as advantages to the netbook phenomenom and one major point is they trade processor power for portability. This time around I think they struck middle ground with this HP unit, and I really liked the build and quality of the HP 2133. This time around it seems to have the same quality build with a lot of other extras that I am curious to try, it supposed to come out sometime in July and starting at $449 which isn’t bad. I’m assuming that will jump up with the SSD option, and most probably I will downgrade it to Windows XP SP3 instead of Vista because it would suck the life out of it and based on the screen details I’m assuming it can play HD movies without any real issue.

Specs that I am looking at:

  • Intel Atom N280 (1.66 GHz, 512 KB L2 cache, 533 MHz FSB)
  • Mobile Intel® 945GSE Express
  • 2 GB 533 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
  • 128 GB Solid State Drive
  • 10.1-inch diagonal LED-backlit HD anti-glare
  • Mobile Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950
  • Integrated 2 MP Webcam
  • Intel WIFI Link 802.11a/b/g draft-n;
  • optional HP Mobile Broadband powered by Gobi;
  • 6-cell (55 WHr) high capacity Lithium-Ion

Link: Gizmodo