We've waited a long time with bated breath for news of an Atom-packing HP 2133 Mini Note for a while and, lo and behold, that's exactly what HP has just gone and announced. Not that the announcement is a surprise; we predicted this after spotting the HP Mini 1000 advertised on HP's site earlier in the week.
We didn't, however, expect there to be two systems, not that we're complaining. The HP Mini 1000 (above) and the Compaq Mini 700 (below), as the systems are called, are pretty much the same netbook under the surface, but the 700 goes that step further, offering integrated HSDPA.
Otherwise the systems line-up as follows:
- 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 CPU
- 10.2in screen
- 8GB or 16GB or SSD storage
- Bluetooth, wireless
- 1.1Kg, 25.55mm thin chassis
The all-important figures?
HP Mini 1000 - £399 inc. VAT, from mid-February 2009
HP Mini 700 - £299 inc. VAT, mid-December
Update - 29/10/08 @ 17:03: Mini 700 price is sans HSDPA. HSDPA version to be sold by network operators.