Hewlett Packard on Wednesday announced two new netbook models, the Mini 210 and the Mini 5103.
The redesigned Mini 210 offers that elusive "all-day computing" and, most notably, optional high-definition video playback via a Broadcom Crystal HD Enhanced Video Accelerator for 720p and 1080p support.
It's intended as a "companion PC" -- that is, no intensive tasks, please -- and sports built-in WLAN, a webcam, microphone and an almost full-sized, island-style keyboard.
Inside, you'll find Intel Atom processors -- either the N455, N475 or new dual-core N550 -- and a six-cell battery that offers 10.75 hours of battery life.
Outside, you're looking at a 10.1-inch system that's less than an inch thick and weighs 3.1 pounds. It comes in charcoal, crimson, lavender, rose and "ocean drive."
Finally, the system offers a media suite for multimedia organization, Evernote for note-taking, QuickSync for syncing with a home PC, QuickWeb for quick-boot capability and Navigator for optional GPS navigation.
It's available now in the U.S. for $329.
Meanwhile, the HP Mini 5103 is a touch-enabled, 2.64-lb. netbook designed for students and mobile professionals. (It's also available without touch.)
HP bills this model as "full performance," and inside, you'll find Intel's Atom N455, N475 or new dual-core N550.
Outside, the Mini 5103 has an anodized-aluminum display with a brushed, "espresso-colored" finish, a 95 percent size QWERTY keyboard and touchpad, and of course, the system's signature 10.1-inch LED touchscreen (WSVGA or HD) with gesture support.
It also has an optional handle for mobility.
Battery comes in your choice of four- or six-cell, the latter of which manages up to 10 hours of life.
Software includes HP DayStarter, a customized 12-hour calendar that displays during boot.
The HP Mini 5103 is available now in the U.S. for $399.