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HP drops Mini 1000 to $360 with 1GB RAM bump

updated 11:20 am EST, Mon December 8, 2008

HP Mini 1000 Price Drop

HP on Monday quietly dropped the price of its Mini 1000 netbook down to $360 from its original $400 price tag. The update puts the system into closer competition with same-size models and is accompanied by a new offer that doubles the RAM to 1GB for free. The deal effectively removes the most common upgrade option from the system and further discounts the final shipping price.

The system is otherwise unchanged from its reference design and comes with an 8.9-inch display, an 8GB solid-state drive and Windows XP in its stock form. Options exist for either a 16GB SSD or a 60GB hard drive as well as a larger 10.2-inch display, Bluetooth and the just-added 3G option that connects to EVDO and HSPA networks. Models bought at the new pricing should start shipping by December 17th.



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  1. Constable Odo

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    Honestly! How can this

    cost less than an iPhone to build and be sold for $360? Does HP make any profits off this computer. Take the iPod Touch. It's got no keyboard, drives, large display and Apple charges $380 for a 16 GB model. HP can put all that stuff into a netbook and more and still only charge $360. That's totally amazing. I'm curious to know how many Touches are being sold. 2 or 3 million maybe. I doubt if that many HP Minis are being sold.
    There's no way Apple can compete directly with HP. I'm sure it would be impossible for Apple to win.

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