updated 11:40 am EDT, Fri July 2, 2010
HP speeds up earlier Mini netbooks with new Atoms
HP without fanfare has updated both the Mini 110 and Mini 210 to use Intel's faster 1.66GHz Atom N455 and 1.83GHz N475. Both provide an extra speed boost through the use of DDR3 memory. They should use slightly higher thermal peak power at 6.5W versus 5.5W but are still listed as getting similar battery life, at up to 9.5 hours for the Mini 110.
Either of the 10-inch netbooks costs the same $280 and $330 as before with the N455 in use, but adding the 1.83GHz chip costs $25 extra by itself or $40 with a Broadcom Crystal HD accelerator to improve video performance. Both come with 1GB of RAM, a 160GB hard drive and Windows XP. [via Notebooks]