HP’s new Mini 1000 and MIE Linux make netbooks fun again
HP’s new Mini 1000 netbook now comes with an 1.6GHz Atom N270 along with other standard specs – 1024×600 10.2″ (compared to the 1280×768 on the 2133), 512MB/1GB/2GB RAM configurations (Win XP limit is 1GB), 60GB HDD or 8GB/16GB SSD, SD slot, VGA webcam, 802.11b/g, optional Bluetooth, Ethernet and dual USB plugs. A cheaper model has the smaller 8.9″ 1024×600 display.
The XP version is now available starting at $399 for the 8.9″ model. A special Vivienne Tam Edition will go for $699 in mid-December, and the Linux MIE version will land in January for a mere $379.