HP Mini 210-1142CL netbook

July 15th, 2010
HP Mini 210-1142CL netbook

HP have added a new model to their Mini 210 netbook range with the 1142CL. The unit sports over 9 hours of battery life from its 6-Cell lithium-ion battery and has a 10.1 inch WSVGA LED display. Here are the full details on the latest HP Mini 210.

* Product Number XA523UA#ABA
* 1.66GHz Intel Atom Processor N455
* 1GB DDR3 System Memory (1 DIMM) max
* Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150
* 250GB (7200RPM) HDD
* Multimedia Drive
* 10.1” diagonal WSVGA HP BrightView Infinity LED Display (1024 x 600)
* Integrated 10/100 Ethernet LAN
* 802.11b/g/n WLAN connectivity
* HD Audio
* stereo speakers
* integrated microphone
* 5-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader for Secure Digital cards, MultiMedia cards, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, or xD Picture cards
* 3 Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0
* 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)
* 10.55 in (L) x 6.9 in (D) x 0.9-1.11 in (H)
* 2.99 lbs
* 6-Cell 66.6WHr Lithium-Ion Battery

The upgrading of the Mini 210 from HP shows the competitiveness of the netbook market. If you want to win you’ve can’t afford to fall behind, as each manufacturer tries to squeeze more bang for buck from their models. The 1142CL Mini 210 will set you back $370 (list price) and certainly sports the features you’d expect from a new netbook.

We could only find one online review of this new Mini 210 over at PC Mag where they gave the 1142CL 3.5 stars out of 5. They stated a dodgy touchpad, badly placed memory slots and its looks as negatives whilst the Mini 210’s fast HDD, large battery and competitive pricing as positives.

If you have managed to have a play with HP’s latest Mini 210 do let us know what you think of it.


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Hannspree HannsNote 10″ laptop

August 23rd, 2009

Hannspree HannsNote 10″ laptop
Hannspree have unleashed their latest laptop, the HannsNote, in the USA. US$380 (or US$320 at Amazon) will get you either a Pearl White or Pearl Black version which weighs in at only 2.9 lbs (1.17kg) including a six-cell Li-Ion battery which will last six hours at full charge. Sounds good to you? Well, read on for some more bits and pieces on Hannspree’s lightweight laptop.

* Intel® Atom™ N270 1.6GHz Processor / 512KB Cache / 533MHz FSB
* Windows® XP Home Edition SP3
* 1GB DDR2 (Up to 2GB Max)
* 10 inch 1024 x 600 TFT res LCD display
* Intel GMA 950 Graphics
* Mic & headphone sockets and built-in stereo speakers
* 160GB SATA 2.5″ Internal HDD
* 1.3MP webcam
* 3-in-1 Card Reader: SD/MMC/MS
* 802.11b/g/n, 10/100 LAN, Bluetooth® 2.0 connectivity
* VGA Output, USB 2.0 x3
* 6-Cell Li-Ion Battery (Up to 5 hours of operation with full charge)
* 10.2″ x 1.8″ x 7.1″ (with battery)
* 2.9 lbs. with 6-Cell Battery

An optical drive is optional add-on but that’s the way with all these ultra-portable laptops these days and for portability the HannsNote is difficult to beat. So if you are on the look out for a lightweight laptop then the HannsNote may just be what you are looking for.

Source: Hannspree HannsNote


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