HP has announced an update to their popular business class netbook the HP 5101. The new HP Mini 5102 continues to offer a business class option and also includes a special student edition of the Mini 5102 that has a fold out handle. The HP Mini 5102 will make use of the new Intel Atom N450 processor, has a 95% full size keyboard and can achieve 10 hour battery life with the optional 6 cell battery.
The HP Mini 5102 is the first touch enabled netbook from HP and offers users the ability to interact with the netbook through the touchscreen that can accept touch input from two fingers. Also on board is a webcam that uses face recognition software to log you into Windows and password protected websites.
The update continues to use the all metal case and is available in black, red and blue. Like many of the new HP Mini offerings users can choose an HD screen option as well as an HD accelerator and even integrated GPS.
On top of the handle that is included in the student version of the HP Mini 5102 the netbook will ship with the Adobe Digital School Collection to provide students with access to Adobe software.
The HP Mini 5102 is just .91 inches thick, weighs 2.64 pounds and will start at $399 when it is released in January.
HP Mini 5102 Configuration / Specification / Specs:
HP’s first touch-enable netbook, integrated face recognition technology,
|Operating system||Preinstalled :
Genuine Windows 7 Starter 32
Genuine Windows XP Home
SUSE Linux Enterprise 11
|Processor||Intel® Atom Processors (up to 1.83 GHz, 512 KB L2 cache, 667 MHz FSB)|
|Chipset||Intel NM10 Express Chipset|
|Memory type||DDR2 SDRAM, running at 667 MHz|
|Maximum memory||2 GB (1 GB with window xp home or windows 7 starter in select models)|
|Internal Storage||Choices: 160/250/320 GB 7200 rpm SATA with HP 3D DriveGuard (supported on Windows models only);
80/128 GB Solid State Drive (*hard drive capacity over 160 GB or Solid State Drives only available in select markets with select operating systems)
|Removable Storage||Optional HP External USB 2.0 CD/DVD R/RW Drive|
|Display Size||10.1â€ diagonal|
|Display type||LED-backlit WSVGA , optional capacitive multi-touch|
|Resolution||1024×600 or 1366×768|
|Graphics Card||Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD,
Optional Broadcom Crystal HD Enhanced Video Accelerator (32MB x 16 DDR2)
|Audio / Visual||High Definition Audio, stereo speakers, integrated stereo microphones, stereo microphone in jack, stereo headphone/line out jack; integrated 2 MP webcam|
|Wireless Support||Optional HP un2420 EV-DO/HSPA Mobile Broadband Module (requires mobile network operator service), GPS enabled; optional Intel 802.11 b/g/n, Broadcom 802.11 a/b/g/n, Broadcom 802.11 b/g, or Broadcom 802.11 b/g and Bluetoothâ„¢ combo adapter; optional Bluetooth 2.1; HP Wireless Assistant|
|Communications||Marvell Ethernet (10/100/1000 NIC)|
|Expansion slots||Secure Digital slot: supports SD (Secure Digital), MMC (MultiMedia Card)|
|Ports and connectors||(3) USB 2.0 ports (1 powered), VGA, power connector, RJ-45/Ethernet, stereo microphone in jack, stereo headphone/line
|Input Devices||95% full-size keyboard, touchpad with scroll zone|
|Software||HP Recovery Manager (Windows 7 only), HP Support Assistant (Windows 7 only), Roxio Creator 10 (requires separately purchased external optical drive), Microsoft® Office Ready, Corel Home Office, HP QuickLook 3, HP QuickWeb|
|Security||HP Disk Sanitizer, Face Recognition for HP ProtectTools, Computrace BIOS support, Drive Encryption for HP Protect Tools, Kensington Lock slot|
|Dimensions||0.91 (at front) x 10.3 x 7.09 in / 23.2 (at front) x 262 x 180 mm Models with Touch: .98 (at front) x 10.3 x 7.09 in / 23.2 (at front x 262 x 180mm|
|Weight||Starting at 2.64 lb / 1.2 kg (with hard drive, weight will vary by configuration)|
|Power||4-cell (29 WHr, or 6-cell (55 WHr) Lithium-Ion battery, 40W Smart AC Adapter, HP Fast Charge|
|Expansion Solutions||Optional HP USB 2.0 Docking Station or HP Essential USB 2.0 Port Replicator|
|Warranty||Limited 1-year and 90-day warranty options available, depending on country, 1-year limited warranty on primary battery.|
|Color||Choices: black, red , blue|
HP Mini 5102 Netbook will be available to order from January and will start at $399.