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HP Intros Mini 5101 Netbook & ProBook 4310s Notebook


HP Intros Mini 5101 Netbook & ProBook 4310s Notebook

Apparently unaware that we don't exactly need any more netbooks HP has introduced the Mini 5101, accompanying it with a less uninspiring 13.3in business notebook - the ProBook 4310s. To HP's credit, both at least look pretty swish.

The 10.1in Mini 5101 is available with either an uninspiring 1,024 x 600 pixel or noteworthy 1,366 x 768 pixel display. A 1.66GHz Intel Atom N280 CPU is paired with 1GB of RAM and either hard drives of 160GB or 320GB or an 80GB SSD. Bluetooth, Draft-N Wi-Fi and mobile broadband modules are optional.

The all-metal chassis has a magnesium base helping keep the system's weight down and a three-axis accelerometer, which can lock the hard drive if the Mini 5101 is knocked or dropped - although that obviously won't be needed for the SSD version.

The 13.3in ProBook 4310s can be specced with either a 1,280 x 720 pixel 'BrightView' display or a 1,366 x 768 pixel panel with or without 'BrightView'. Intel CPU options include Core 2 Duos up to 2.8GHz or up to a 2.2GHz Celeron. Up to 8GB of DDR3 RAM can be fitted with either integrated Intel GMA 4500 graphics or a dedicated 512MB ATI Radeon HD 4330 chip with up to a 500GB hard drive. Other options include a wireless broadband module, a Blu-ray burner and a fingerprint reader.

Both systems are set to launch this month.


Mini 5101.

ProBook 4310s.


June 24, 2009, 4:22 pm

If the 5101 didn't have such nobbly ports on the sides, it would be quite the looker. I never understand why Apple is pretty much the only laptop manufacturer to have figured that one out.

Chris Philpot

June 24, 2009, 6:00 pm

Oooh, I quite like the 5101 - if anything the knobbly ports make it look stealthy. Any word on a white version to match? (Apologies for being so shallow, but I have a white 3G modem and Bluetooth mouse which any new netbook of mine must match!)


June 24, 2009, 6:25 pm

Both are to launch this month in North America. I wouldn't hold your breath for them arriving over here. The HD version of the Mini 2140 has still not appeared, and that machine has already gone end-of-life.

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