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HP Details Updated Mini Systems


HP Details Updated Mini Systems

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

Tempted, anyone?

Update - 29/10/08 @ 17:03: Mini 700 price is sans HSDPA. HSDPA version to be sold by network operators.


October 29, 2008, 8:39 pm

Tempted? Hell Yes!

Any info on resolution? Is it still 1280x768 like the 2133?

Will there be any models with HDD instead of SSD?

Did they keep the expresscard/54 slot like the 2133?


October 29, 2008, 8:44 pm

I don't get it - the article reads as if the 1000 and the 700 are exactly the same, but the 700 has the addition of HSDPA.

But the 700 is 100 quid cheaper...

Given the "7" and "10" prefixes, does this actually mean that the 1000 is a 10"er and the 700 is a 7"er with HSDPA?


October 29, 2008, 8:51 pm

I'm definitely tempted!

"We didn't, however, expect there to be two systems, NO that we're complaining."

Should be NOT.

Long day Hugo? :)


October 29, 2008, 8:59 pm

The HSDPA version is cheaper and comes out earlier but is otherwise identical? Surely some mistake!

Andy Vandervell

October 29, 2008, 9:04 pm

*Slaps Hugo*

Mini 700 price is minus HSDPA. 3G equipped versions will be sold via network operators ala Dell Mini 9. :)

Apolgies for the confusion, story has been updated.


October 30, 2008, 2:44 am

Sorry, still confused...

If the Compaq 700 is basically the same as the HP 1000 except for the fact that it has HSPDA yet it is &#163100 cheaper because it currently doesn't have HSPDA surely the 700 is the same as a 1000 just &#163100 cheaper?

Think of it as a syllologism...

(1) The 700 is the same as the 1000 except it has HSDPA

(2) The current 700 is &#163100 cheaper because it doesn't have HSPDA yet

(3) hence the 700 is the same as the 1000 just &#163100 cheaper



October 30, 2008, 5:55 am

My head is full of Nehalem, I can't cope with this netbook stuff as well.


October 30, 2008, 5:12 pm

Yeah I'm confused by that as well...seems there must be some mistake with the pricing.

However I am still tempted to go for the 700, any idea what networks it will be available on, and when they'll be out on said networks?

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