HP adds Mini 1000 to netbook lineup

HP adds Mini 1000 to netbook lineup

Summary: The company has launched three new netbooks in its Mini series, seeking to expand the line beyond the education market, and add a little style as well

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  • Connectivity includes a network connection and a serial port, as well as connections for headphones, a microphone, power and two USB ports, one of which is shown here.

    The Mini 1000 is available now in the US at $399 (£243), HP said in its statement, and will be available in mid-February in the UK, with prices starting from £299.

  • For those who favour the stylish option, there is the Vivienne Tam Edition, named after the New-York based maker of high fashion.

    Aimed at those who are tired of the standard colours in the PC palette, it is a move by HP to make its netbooks attractive to the same users who consider mobile phones to be personal, rather than PC, accessories.

    Customers will pay a higher price for high fashion though: the Vivienne Tam Edition comes in at $699. Il faut souffrir pour être belle.

  • It may be hard to think of a piece of computing technology as stylish, but HP is trying to persuade potential customers to do so.

    Some of the advertising for the product leaves the viewer in no doubt that HP is chasing the savvy, stylish, international computer-bearer.

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Topics: Mobility, Smartphones

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