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HP Expands Mini PC Portfolio Designed for Mobility, Social Media and Fashion
Three new companion PCs geared for information “snacking” on demand and on the goPALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 29, 2008
Following the success of its education-focused mini PC introduced in April, HP today expanded the HP Mini family with three models of a new HP Mini 1000 line.
This array of minis – one of the widest offerings in the industry – addresses the needs of Internet-centric consumers, mobile professionals, always-on social media enthusiasts and fashion-forward women.
“Staying connected to your world – however you define it – is increasingly important to people on the go,” said Ted Clark, senior vice president and general manager, Notebook Global Business Unit, Personal Systems Group, HP. “That’s why HP is excited to address this new high-growth market with a portfolio of head-turning mini companion PCs that are fun and easy to use.”
These companion PCs provide a simplified Internet experience in a sleek, ultra-portable design. Each is less than 1-inch thick, weighs a little more than 2 pounds(1) and has a keyboard that is 92 percent the size of a standard notebook PC keyboard. All come with a BrightView widescreen Infinity display (1,024 x 600 resolution) with flush glass and LED backlight, built-in webcam and microphone.
Powered by Intel® Atom N270 1.6-gigahertz (GHz) processors,(2) HP Minis will be made available worldwide in an array of configure-to-order options.
Mini PCs are geared toward information “snacking” and content enjoyment, versus the rich content-creation capabilities found in fully functional notebook PCs. They are a complement to HP’s award-winning families of notebook and desktop PCs.
The three models are as follows:
Mini accessories and service
The HP Mini Mobile Drive gives HP Mini 1000 customers 2, 4 or 8 gigabytes of additional storage, making it simple to transport and retrieve important files, photos, music and other data. It sits flush against the HP Mini, maintaining the sleek design.
An optional six-cell lithium-polymer battery is planned to be available in January.
The HP Mini 1000 and HP Mini 1000 Vivienne Tam Edition come with a free six-month subscription to HP Upline for up to three computers. HP Upline is an easy-to-use, secure online service for the storage, backup, sharing and synchronization of digital content.
Pricing(5) and availability
Customers can reserve an HP Mini 1000 with MIE or an HP Mini 1000 Vivienne Tam Edition by calling +1 800 230 5752 or by visiting www.hpdirect.com/mini. More information about the HP Mini 1000 portfolio is available at www.hp.com/go/mini.
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(1) Weight will vary by configuration.
(2) Intel’s numbering is not a measurement of higher performance.
(3) Internet access is required and sold separately.
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(5) Estimated U.S. street prices. Actual prices may vary.
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