HP has launched its new Pine Trail netbooks and named it HP Mini 210. HP is calling the Mini 210 their third-generation consumer netbooks. It comes with Windows XP home. The HP Mini 210 is the decendant of HP Mini 1000and Mini 110. But that doesn’t mean that it took all its design cues from those models. One of the first things that will impress you about HP Mini 210 is the fact that it has a keyboard that is virtually identical to the island-style keyboard of HP Mini 5101 or 5102.
You will also get a business-oriented version of this laptop which is called HP Mini 2102. That model has a different set of software, but generally it is the same machine. Your HP Mini 210 will come in two basic configurations. The low-end version comes with a starting price of $299 which has a slightly different keyboard, has a glossy lid and also a matte display with a bezel around the edge. It comes with Windows XP Home.
The higher end version starts at $329 has Windows 7 starter which has a matte lid, and a matte display covered with a piece of glass that will give you the illusion of an edge-to-edge display. This model will give you a chiclet-style keyboard. Both the models feature an Intel Atom N450 processor and a new touchpad design.
This new touchpad will also support multi-touch gestures such as pinching to zoom and also two-finger scrolling. It also comes with a palm rejection feature that can shut off the touchpad temporarily while you are typing. There is also a new design on the bottom of the laptops that is instead of the usual access panels held in by screws, there is a single sheet covering the bottom. In fact you can remove the entire base of the computer.
Its features are:
- CPU: 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 or 1.83GHz Intel Atom N470
- Chipset or Graphics: Mobile Intel NM10 chipset with integrated GMA 3150 graphics
- Its display is 10.1 inch, 1024 x 600 pixels
- The Operating System that it uses are Windows XP Home, Windows 7 Starter, SUE Linux Enterprise 11 or FreeDOS
- It has a memory of 1GB or maximum 2GB
- It can store 160GB.
- Connectivity: 802.11b/g/n, Ethernet, optional Bluetooth, 3G
- I/O: 3 USB, VGA, 5-in-1 media card reader, combo mic/headphone jack
- It has 3 cell battery, 28Whr or 6 cell, 62Whr
- Its dimensions is 10.55? x 7? x 0.9?
- It weights around 2.69 pounds with 3 cell battery.
The Mini 2102 will be available with Windows XP or Windows 7 Starter Editions which depends on which model you are purchasing. You will also get an “instant-on” desktop environment if you feel like getting online and checking your email or surfing on Internet in 10 seconds instead of waiting 45 seconds for Windows to boot.
HP is bundling its Cloud Drive online storage or synchronization service with HP Mini 2102. You will get 1GB of free online storage on Internet for life. It will show up as a drive in your Windows XP Explorer thus making it easy to drag and drop files to the cloud to back them up or for accessing them on other computers. These netbooks are available in black, silver, blue, and red colors.