Hewlett-Packard is serious about the netbook business, and has announced three new additions to its HP Mini line. The HP Mini 1101 will be available with a user’s choice of XP or Vista, the 110 Mi will sport Linux, and the 110 XP will offer Windows XP and be available with an optional video accelerator the company claims can handle 1080p video content.
"With these new HP Minis, we’re enhancing the customer experience by adding compelling features that allow users to interact with their Mini in a fun way," said HP’s VP and general manager for consumer notebooks Kevin Frost, in a statement. "Our broad portfolio of mini companion PCs truly offers customers choices to fit every need and every personality."
All three models will be powered by either a 1.6 Ghz or 1.66 GHz Intel Atom N270 or N280 processor, with the Mini 110 and Mini 1101 offering a number of built-to-order options. All models feature a 5-in0-1 media card reader and VGA output.
The HP Mini 110 XP will support up to 1 GB of memory and will be available with either a 160 GB hard drive or a 32 GB SSD; available options will include WWAN support for mobile connectivity and an optional Broadcomm Crystal HD Enhanced Video Accelerator HP says enables the Mini 100 XP to handle 1080p video content. Meanwhile, the Mini 1101 will be available with either XP Home, XP Pro, or Windows Vista and will be available with either 3- or 6-cell batteries, along with an HP Mobile Broadband option. The Mini 110 Mi will run a Linux operating system and will support up to 20 GB of RAM and a 250 GB hard drive.
The Mini 110 XP and Mini 110 Mi should be available in the U.S. on June 10 in a "black swirl" design for $329.99 and $279.99, respectively; pink and white editions of the Mini 110 XP should land in early July, although pricing hasn’t been set. The Mini 1101 will be available in high-gloss black on June 1 for $329.