updated 05:30 pm EST, Mon December 22, 2008
HP Compaq Mini 700 netbook
HP's Compaq brand has launched a 10.2-inch netbook in Europe, the Compaq Mini 700, which boasts a 1.6GHz Intel Atom CPU along with integrated GMA950 graphics processor and 1GB of RAM. The Mini 700 also sports a 1024x600 resolution display and a keyboard sized at 92 percent of a full-size computer's in a package that is just under one inch thick. Options include a Wi-Fi module, Bluetooth capabilities and HSDPA network access. The netbook's 1.8-inch, 60GB, 4,200RPM hard disk drive comes pre-loaded with Windows XP home.
The netbook will also have an integrated webcam and microphone, along with a two-in-one memory card reader, an Ethernet jack and two USB 2.0 ports. Sound comes through two Altec Lansing speakers. Power comes from a 3-cell lithium-polymer battery and the netbook weighs it at 2.2lbs. HP offers the Mini 1000 in North America, which is close in size to the Compaq Mini 700 with a 10.2-inch screen of the same resolution. It has the same Atom CPU, but offers 8GB or 16GB solid state drives in addition to the 60GB hard drive.
The Mini 700 costs the equivalent of about $594 over in Europe, taxes inclusive. [via Notebook Italia]