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HP launches 'serious' netbook


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High res screen, SSDs up to 128GB


Hewlett Packard
has launched a new netbook aimed at somewhat more serious consumers, and it's a pretty good looking piece of hardware.

Unlike most netbooks, which are crafted from cheap plastic, the Mini 5101 boasts a sturdy aluminium and magnesium chassis, and it's got a stylish keyboard as well. This time around HP moved the trackpad keys below the trackpad, and that's good news too.

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In the hardware department, you can look forward to 7200RPM drives, Bluetooth 2.0, a 2 megapixel webcam, and an HD screen option (1366 x 768). In case you're willing to spend a bit more cash, you can go for an SSD in 80GB or 128GB capacities.

The Mini 5101 is expected to go on sale sometime in July, with prices starting at $449.

You can find a complete spec sheet here. (pdf)
Last modified on 24 June 2009
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