HP Mini Note Aluminium Laptop

hp_mininoteA nice range of ultra portable laptops have been showing up around places recently. The Asus EEE PC was one which took the world by storm with it’s low price tag. The next in line is the HP Mini Note which has a high res 1280 x 768 display that measures 8.9″.

Inside you will also find a ton of features with a 92% of full-sized keyboard, a case made completely of aluminium and a 120GB hard drive. There are a few variations of this model available, but the one ThinkGeek decided to sell was the SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 version which costs just $549.99 (that’s less then £300 in the UK). If you do not want to use Linux then still buy it anyway and then install your own copy of Vista where drivers are available from the HP site. Don’t worry about a lack of RAM either as this model comes with 1GB of the stuff which is enough to keep Vista somewhat happy.

Product Features

* Full-function PC with utmost mobility and durable all-aluminum case
* Ultra-portable light-weight design: 2.6 lb (1.19 kg) and 1.05 in (27 mm) thin at front
* 8.9-inch diagonal 1280 x 768 WXGA scratch-resistant display
* 92% full-size QWERTY keyboard and touchpad
* 802.11 a/b/g wireless LAN, HP Wireless Assistant
* 120 GB 5400 rpm hard drive
* Integrated VGA Webcam
* ExpressCard/54 slot
* Secure Digital slot for HCSD and MMC media cards
* 1GB of installed RAM, Upgradeable up to 2GB of 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM


* Dimensions (HxWxD) – 1.05 inches thick (at front) x 10.04 inches x 6.5 inches
* Weight- 2.6 lb
* Processor – VIA C7®-M ULV Processor (1.2 GHz, 128 KB L2 cache)
* Operating System – SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10
* System Memory – 1024 MB 667-MHz DDR2 (1 DIMM) Supports up to 2048 MB maximum (1 DIMM slot is free to increase the memory)
* Hard Drive – 120-GB 5400 rpm (Hard drives are customer removable and will withstand multiple insertion/removal cycles. Up to 10 GB is reserved for the system recovery software.)
* Display – 8.9-inch diagonal 1280 x 768 WXGA scratch-resistant display, Integrated VGA Webcam
* Graphics – Via Chrome 9
* Audio – ADI High Definition CODEC, Stereo headphone/line out and microphone in, Integrated microphone
* Communications – Integrated Broadcom Gigabit Network Connection (10/100/1000 NIC)
* Integrated Wireless – Broadcom 802.11a/b/g
* Pointing Device – Touchpad with scroll zone and two soft-touch buttons
* Keyboard – Spill-resistant keyboard is 92% of full size, 101/102-key compatible with isolated inverted-T cursor control keys, both left and right control and alt keys, 12 function keys, and hotkey combinations for audio volume, power conservation, brightness, and other features. US and international key layouts are available.
* Battery – 3-cell (28 WHr) Lithium-Ion (Up to 2 hours 15 minutes usage time , standby time of up to 1 week) Optional 6-cell battery available from HP.
* Power – External 65W AC Adapter
* 1 Year Warranty


* VGA/external monitor (Supports resolutions of up to 2048 x 1536 at 75 Hz)
* 2 x USB 2.0 ports
* RJ-45/ethernet
* Stereo microphone in
* Stereo headphone/line out
* Power connector
* ExpressCard/54 slot
* Secure Digital (SD) Memory slot
* Kensington lock slot

One downside to this is that currently it’s out of stock 🙁 It gives me chance to save though 🙂

Product Page Via: Geeky-Gadgets

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