HP is now showing this new Mini 1000 Netbook on their online store. The Mini 1000 is not yet available to purchase and when clicking HP’s link, it brings you to their main store where it is nowhere to be found. They do however give you the price and some general specs. The mini laptop sports a nice gloss black finish on the outside, with a matte black finish inside. The price starts at $399 and comes in at 2.25 pounds, has a 10-inch screen and is under 1-inch thick. We can assume the Mini 1000 will carry the Intel Atom processor, but there is no confirmation of that just yet. If using an Atom processor, this Netbook from HP should provide a nice jump over previous Via chipsets in HP’s past offerings. You should be able to do all the internet has to offer, including videos, music and more with a fullsize experience for such a small piece of gear.
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Somebody at Intel has decided that the company needed a
name change to go along with some of its new tech, the first out since their PentiumPro was released in 1995. Atom is what they now call their low-power processors and low cost MIDs that will become available sometime later this year. They believe that the market is right for pocket sized “netbooks” priced at around $250.00. The chip itself is about 25 square mm, and were previously referred to as Silverthorne and Diamondville. In an even kinder move, the Atom MID was formerly code named Menlow.
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