HP Announce Mini 1000 Netbook

HP today announced the HP Mini 1000 which has an exquisite onyx casing featuring a compact swirl design and a 10.2-inch widescreen display. At 25.2mm thin and weighing just 1.1kg(1), the sleek HP Mini 1000 melds striking form and function. With the Intel® Atom™ N270 processor, a choice of 8/16GB Solid State Drive (SSD), as well as a wealth of connectivity options including a built-in webcam(2), microphone, WLAN(3) and Bluetooth, the HP Mini 1000 is feature-rich as well as stylish. It will be available as of mid-February at an estimated starting price of £399 inc. VAT.

HP is debuting a new Mobile Internet Experience software and HP MediaStyle on the HP Mini 1000, which enable one-stop entertainment through a single interface that lets you easily watch video, view photos, listen to music and more. The all-you-need dashboard interface allows you to split your desktop into your favourite categories such as Internet applications, websites, video, music, email and other content at your fingertips. The web section can be customised with your four favourite websites. All dashboard applications are always on, minimising start-up time with immediate access to Internet browsing, email, online video and video chat. Local storage conveniently lets you take your content with you offline.

An optional USB-based HP Mini Mobile Drive(5) enables up to 8GB of additional storage capacity and allows you to transport and retrieve personal documents, pictures and audio/video files.

(1) Weight will vary by configuration. (2) Internet access required and sold separately. (3) Wireless access point and internet access required and sold separately. Availability of public wireless access points limited. (4) Broadband use requires separately purchased service contract. Check with service provider for coverage and availability in your area. (5) HP Mini Mobile Drive available with SSD configuration only. (6) Requires a separately purchased Internet service and VOIP service contracts. (7) Actual price may vary by country.