HP officially announced the previously rumored Mini 1000 series netbook. HP introduces three models, the Mini 1000, the Mini 1000 Vivienne Tam Edition and Mini 1000 with MIE (Mobile Internet Experience).
These three models basically come with the same configuration. They are powered by an Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz processor, up to 2GB of RAM, integrated GMA950 graphics and either a 60GB hard drive or 8GB/16GB SSD for storage.
The Mini 1000 model comes with a piano-black finish with HP Imprint swirl design. Consumers can choose its screen size, either 8.9-inch or 10.2-inch BrightView. The Mini 1000 Vivienne Tam Edition, which we have seen previously, will come in vibrant red with a peony-flower. It has a 10.2-inch LCD display. Both models runs Windows XP Home. HP will also launch 3G version of these two models in December.
There is also the HP Mini 1000 with MIE (Mobile Internet Experience) with Linux OS, offering HP-developed interface makes it easy to enjoy digital content – videos, photos, music and email.
All of them supports WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity. They have also 0.3 Megapixel webcam, SD/MMC card slot, ethernet port, and two USB port.
HP Mini 1000 is now available for a price of $399 while the Mini 1000 with MIE will available in January 2009 for a starting price of $379. The Vivienne Tam Edition of Mini 1000 is expected to be launched in December for $699.