First look at the HP Mini 1000 netbook

First look at the HP Mini 1000 netbook

Summary: James Kendrick is in the enviable position to be in Houston where HP has a significant presence and always seem to get his hands on the latest and greatest HP products. He just posted a very detailed first look at the newly announced HP Mini 1000 netbook that is the second model, the first was the HP 2133 Mini-Note, coming from HP. I considered the 2133 at one time, but the heat issues and rather high price tag for one with the specs I wanted turned me off. The new Mini 1000 has much better pricing options and that large 10.2 inch screen.

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First look at the HP Mini 1000 netbookJames Kendrick is in the enviable position to be in Houston where HP has a significant presence and always seem to get his hands on the latest and greatest HP products. He just posted a very detailed first look at the newly announced HP Mini 1000 netbook that is the second model, the first was the HP 2133 Mini-Note, coming from HP. I considered the 2133 at one time, but the heat issues and rather high price tag for one with the specs I wanted turned me off. The new Mini 1000 has much better pricing options and that large 10.2 inch screen. Even though the display is larger, it has lower resolution (1024x600) than the Mini-Note (1280x768). I am using my MSI Wind on the road right now and 1024x600 is passable, but a bit higher would be much better for me personally.

The HP Mini 1000 currently only has a 3-cell battery, but a 6-cell option is coming. Some key differences that James noted are the loss of the ExpressCard slot, limit of 60GB hard drive, and no VGA port (there is a new port that requires an adapter). He does note that the Intel Atom processor and Windows XP are in use instead of the Via processor and Vista though. There is a new Mobile Internet Experience (MIE) function in the Linux model that looks quite functional for consumers. This is actually one of three models available or coming soon. The top of the line Windows XP model with 1GB RAM, 3-cell battery, 60GB hard drive, 10.2 inch display, WiFi, Bluetooth and web cam will cost US$499. The cheapest Linux model will be US$379 and the cheapest XP model is available now for US$399.99 so they are competitive on pricing and features.

Topics: Software, Hewlett-Packard, Linux, Microsoft, Open Source, Operating Systems, Windows

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  • First look at the HP Mini 1000 netbook

    As I said on the other blog about the new netbooks, I'm glad to see HP offering the MIE. I think it will be a good thing for everyone, and perhaps raise awareness with users about alternate OSs. Once they get a load of this, hopefully they will be curious to know more about other Linux distros.

    I'm not really surprised to see them offering the MIE - HP is one of the few companies that have been offering Linux software support on their products for some time.
    L8erG8er
  • RE: First look at the HP Mini 1000 netbook

    Nice, but sorry no more HP laptops for me.
    Stuck with 2 already with burnout motherboards!
    edania@...
  • RE: First look at the HP Mini 1000 netbook

    I'd like to see how they measure up with other netbooks. I am currently looking at the Asus eee PCs. The 901 and the 1000 (Linux flavors) are quite attractive in size, weight, and price. How does the HP compare to these, and others in this class?
    Roc Riz
  • RE: First look at the HP Mini 1000 netbook

    The EEE 1000 by Asus appears to beat the HP in several areas. HP seems to have built just another average competitor in this growing market.
    pianostom
  • RE: First look at the HP Mini 1000 netbook

    Now that the MSI Wind is available with the 6-cell battery and 160 GB HDD, why would you look at HP or Asus? I have a 6-cell Wind with 2GB of RAM, and it ROCKS!
    pyrrhus62@...
  • Curse you VIA!!

    Urg! I was hoping that this new netbook from HP would be the long overdue debut of VIA's Nano, but alas, another Atom clone. While the Nano cannot compete in terms of energy efficiency, it could have a huge advantage if VIA puts it in an energy-sipping chipset. I'm trying to wait for it, but VIA is waiting itself out of the netbook race. I hope Intel gets away from the horrible p945 chipset and gets to something a lot more efficient. Maybe then we can see the dual-core Atoms in a netbook.
    ricstorms@...
  • RE: First look at the HP Mini 1000 netbook

    hard drive should have been at least of 100gb
    lalankumarjha
    • but isnt that the problem???

      netbooks by their design are stripped down laptops made for simple tasks. But you want the vendors to add large fast disks, bt, ir, wifi, etc, all things that bleed batteries. then the next issue will be that the screen is too small to be usable.
      mrgoodall
  • HP Mini 2133 now $299

    [url=http://www.dtschmitz.com/dts/2008/10/noteworthy-get-a-linux-powered-hp-netbook-for-299-shipped.html]Here[/url]
    no_zd_user_name
  • RE: First look at the HP Mini 1000 netbook

    Waste of Money
    pgupta7@...
  • The linux model is not SuSE, but Ubuntu...

    ... with the MIE graphical interface:

    http://www.crunchgear.com/2008/10/29/hp-breaks-the-netbook-mold-with-the-mini-1000-and-mie-linux-netbook/

    Most likely you can switch the MIE interface to a conventional desktop like Gnome, KDE, or XFCE. The real story here is that they [b]DROP SUSE FOR UBUNTU!!![/B] :D
    MisterMiester
  • Duplicate post ...

    ... please delete. (NT)
    MisterMiester
  • RE: First look at the HP Mini 1000 netbook

    I've had HP notebooks in the past, and all were fine til Vista hit...my one-year-old Vista notebook is sluggish as molasses in January.
    Consequently, for portable computing I've gone and bought the Acer Aspire One netbook which is a lot peppier than my HP dual-core Vista notebook, even though I maxed the RAM on the HP. And, looking now at the new HP Mini 1000, my Acer, for $350, is in my view far better than this new HP netbook: more RAM, twice the HD capacity, lighter weight, VGA port, WiFi, etc... the only real difference for me is that the HP has --in its favor--a screen 1.3" larger, --but on the downside-- is heavier, has no VGA port, and costs a LOT more.
    HP will have to do a lot better to get me back as a customer.
    jeantet74210
  • RE: First look at the HP Mini 1000 netbook

    I am not sure why you raved about HP Mini. Have you looked at what others have to offer and that too on lesser price.
    How about Asus EEPC 1000H - I have that one. 10" of screen very good resolution (same as HP) has 1.3 Megapix camera, awsome sound quality (beats my bulkier Toshiba) 160 HDD and 1 Gigs of RAM that can be expanded up to 3 Gigs. It has all the networking devices (wi-fi, bluetooth etc.)
    It run much better than what my 4-year-old full featured Toshiba and that to Half of the price that I would pay for any normal Laptop.
    I meant to say - is HP aware of what is happening in the market beside it has very bad reputation in terms of fried motherboard. Please keep in mind that I once worked for HP and fried motherboards are the most commond problem with HP.
    Please look around there are more options and they are better.
    tiwaripranav@...
  • RE: First look at the HP Mini 1000 netbook

    Well, the price/performance of the HP 1000 seems to lag the Acer Aspire One by *a lot!* for only $325 (at Office Depot), the Aspire comes with the Intel Atmo, Win-XP, 1 gig RAM, a 120 gB disk, the same screen resolution (1024x600), VGA output, *two* SD slots, *three* USB slots, and of course WiFi. Battery life is similar (a six-cell is supposedly available for it, too). I instantly replaced the disk with a 300 gB unit, and this is now my primary machine (plugged into a large monitor at my desk, of course). I think that Acer will sell a lot of these!
    markesys