In the presentation yesterday, HP confesses that they will be serious to enter mini laptop business which in advance is dominated by Intel Corp. and Asustek Computer Inc.
"Our newest technology intentionally designed to increase market share in school" said one of HP executive.
According to him, school is the institute that is so needed cheap laptop to increase the quality of education. But, the company which bases in Palo Alto, California, US, affirms that the cheap laptop will not lose important functions. The product which named as Mini-Note will be equipped by sophisticated feature, like the other HP laptop has. Especially for the internet and word processing job.
With 8,9 inches screen measure and weight less than 1,4 kgs, the cheapest Mini-Note series is sold at the price US$ 499 with bases on Linux operating system. Mini-Note will get costlier Windows Vista. Processor speed starts from 1,0 GHz until 1,6 GHz is made by via Technologies, one of famous microprocessor producer in the world.
The feature which absence in Mini-Note, compared to other laptop, is the optical drive for DVD and CD-ROM.
Mini-Note will compete hardly with Classmate from Intel and Eee PC from Asustek. Moreover, with XO laptop made by company from Cambridge, Massachusetts, US, One laptop per Child. Intel sells thousand units of Classmate since launched last year.HP 2133 Mini-Note PC (KR922UT) ReviewPrice range: Price: $499.00Specs:Operating system: SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10Processors available: VIA C7-M ULV processor (1.0 GHz, 128 KB L2 cache, 400 MHz FSB) Memory: 512 MB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM Hard drive: 4 GB Flash Module Display size: 8.9-inch diagonal WXGAGraphics: VIA Chrome 9 Integrated camera: VGA camera Wireless: Broadcom 802.11b/gNetwork interface: 10/100/1000 NICWeight: 2.8 lb (1.27 kg)Dimensions: 255 x 165 x 27 mmAudio: ADI1984HD High Definition CODEC; 24-bit DAC; Integrated stereo speakers; Stereo headphone/line out; Stereo microphone inPorts:2 USB 2.0, 1 microphone in, 1 headphone/line-out, 1 external VGA monitor, 1 RJ-45, 1 AC powerSlots: 1 Express Card/54, 1 secure digital Battery: 3-cell (28 WHr) high capacity Lithium-IonOther Mini-Note Specs LinkCheck This Out:Lenovo IdeaPad Y510 Review: A New ‘Idea’ from Lenovo CloudBook Review: Eee PC CompetitorApple MacBook Air Review: Thinovation