HP has updated the HP Mini 210 netbook with a new design and look as well as the addition of Beats Audio, a first in an HP netbook. The new HP Mini 210 will be available starting on June 15th with a new lower $299 starting price tag.
HP Mini 210 Quick Specs
The new HP mini 210, updated for summer 2011, will use the Intel Atom N455 processor (expect Intel Atom N570 options soon), come standard with 1GB RAM and include a 250GB hard drive.The Mini 210 keeps the same 10.1″ display with a 1024 x 600 resolution. The Mini 210 also includes wireless networking and a built in webcam.
The HP Mini 210 comes with a spill resistant 93% full size keyboard and a mousepad with built in buttons. Also included is the new HP QuickWeb 3.0 which allows you to quickly hop online to check email or social networks in less time than it would take Windows to boot.
HP Mini 210 Hands On Video
HP Mini 210 Design Changes
The new HP Mini 210 keeps much of what we liked on the last version, included a 6 cell battery that fits into the body without jutting out the rear, a fold flat display and a collection of colors. New to the updated Mini 210 is a wrap around color, that starts on the lid and continues over to the palmrest for a more unified look.
HP Mini 210 Beats Audio
The HP Mini 210 comes, for the first time, with Beats Audio. Beats is an audio technology exclusive to HP that delivers a higher quality audio experience, with music that sounds like how the artiste intended it.
On a netbook, you obviously won’t be experiencing music exactly how the artist meant it to be experienced, but HP has taken steps to ensure that the line out, or headphone jack, is optimized to deliver the best audio possible. You should be able to notice this with a decent pair of headphones or when connected to a stereo system. The speakers in the Mini 210 won’t knock your socks off, but HP claims that they are optimized to deliver the best sound possible in a small netbook form factor.
HP Mini 210 Battery Life
The standard 6 cell battery is rated for 9.5 hours of battery life. Based on past models, this will likely be less in real life, but the netbook should last most of the day.
HP Mini 210 Pricing and Availability
The HP Mini 210 will be available on June 15, 2011 with a starting price of $299.
HP Mini 210 Gallery
HP Mini 210 Specs (Summer 2011 Refresh)
|OPERATING SYSTEM||Genuine Microsoft® Windows® 7 Starter with Service Pack 1 (32-bit)|
|PROCESSOR||Intel® Atom™ Processor N455|
|PROCESSOR CACHE||512KB L2|
|BUS SPEED||667Mhz FSB|
|MEMORY||1GB DDR3 System Memory (1 DIMM)|
|VIDEO GRAPHICS||Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 3150 (shared) with up to 256MB Total Available Graphics Memory|
|HARD DRIVE||250GB (5400RPM) Hard Drive (SATA)|
|FINISH AND||HP Imprint finish in super-matte ocean drive|
|FEATURES||Mini Webcam with integrated digital microphone|
|DISPLAY||10.1” diagonal WSVGA HP BrightView Infinity LED Display (1024 x 600)|
|NETWORK CARD||Integrated 10/100BASE-T Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector)|
|WIRELESS OPTION||Wireless LAN 802.11b/g/n WLAN|
|DIGITAL MEDIA||Digital Media Card Reader for Secure Digital and Multimedia cards|
|KEYBOARD||93% of Full-Size Island-Style Keyboard|
|POINTING DEVICE||Touch Pad with Multi-Gesture Support and On/Off Button|
|EXTERNAL||• 3 Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0|
|NOTEBOOK PORTS||• 1 VGA (15-pin)|
|• 1 RJ -45 (LAN)|
|• 1 Headphone-out/Microphone-in combo jack (compatible with 3.5mm|
|4-conductor jack with stereo audio and mono mic)|
|DIMENSIONS||• Unpackaged: 10.55″ (L) x 7.51″ (W) x 0.9-1.28″ (H)|
|WEIGHT||• Unpackaged: 3.04 lbs|
|SECURITY||• Kensington® MicroSaver lock slot|
|• Power-on password|
|• Accepts 3rd party security lock devices|
|POWER||• 40W AC Adapter, 6-Cell 55WHr Lithium-Ion Battery|
|BATTERY LIFE||• Up to 9 hours and 30 minutes(28)|
|OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES||• HP USB Media Port Replicator – VY843AA#ABA|
|• HP Mini 40W AC Adapter – WE449AA#ABA|
|• HP MT06 Notebook Battery – LV953AA#ABB|
|• HP Select 110 Backpack – LY836AA#ABA|
|• HP Mini Sleeve(Charcoal) – XQ503AA#ABL|
|• HP Wireless Mobile Mouse – LK006AA#ABA|
|WARRANTY AND||• 1-Year Limited Hardware Warranty with Toll-Free Support (NA)|
|SUPPORT||• 1-Year Free Hardware Technical Support 30-Days Free Limited Software Support with 1-Year (from date of purchase) with Product Registration.|