Wednesday, June 24, 2009

HP Discontinued Mini 2140, Introducing New Mini 5101

HP Mini 5101
HP recently announced that they will be phasing out the Mini 2140 netbook soon, and introduce a new business class netbook, the Mini 5101, to replace its predecessor.

Here's how the internal specs for the Mini 5101 is going to look like:
  • 10.1-inch diagonal LED display in WSVGA or HD resolution
  • 1.66GHz Intel Atom N280 CPU
  • 160GB/250GB/320GB 7200rpm hard drive
  • 80/128GB SSD
  • 4-cell/6-cell battery (8 hours)
  • 2MP webcam
  • WiFi, Bluetooth
  • anodized aluminun display enclosure in black, brushed finish
  • magnesium alloy mini frame
  • spill-resistant QWERTY keyboard with HP Dura Keys finish
As you can see in the specs, the HP Mini 5101 is quite different from other netbooks on the market. First, the external casing of Mini 5101 consist of sturdy brushed metal aluminum lid and a magnesium alloy base. Second, the storage option offered on this netbook is different from the 160GB 5400rpm hard drive that most netbook on the market today offer. It comes with a hard drive with 7200rpm, and provides an option of 160GB, 250GB, and 320GB of storage size. Also, a SSD option is available for either 80GB or 128GB. Third, it features a 2.0MP webcam instead of 1.3MP cameras found on most of other netbooks. And finally, HP has made it extremely easy for us to upgrade the RAM on the Mini 5101. Brad on Liliputing has got a chance to play around with it, and demonstrate this cool feature on a video:

According to HP's press release, the Mini 5101 netbook is going to be released on late July. For more photos and first look impression on the HP Mini 5101, go check out Brad's post on Liliputing.

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