With the introduction of Apple's
iPad earlier this year and the arrival of Samsung's
Galaxy Tab, the netbook market hasn't gotten much time in the
spotlight. In fact, some reports suggest that tablets like the iPad
are even eroding
the market share of netbooks.
Despite this, Hewlett Packard is moving
forward and is releasing a new netbook aimed at business
professionals. The HP
Mini 1103 weighs in at 2.78 pounds and comes with a 93% full-size
keyboard. Like most other netbooks on the market, it features a 10.1"
screen (1024x600) and your choice of 3-cell or 6-cell batteries.
The netbook comes with an Intel NM10
Express Chipset which powers an Intel Atom N455 or N475 processor.
1GB comes standard with the machine, but it can be upgraded to a
maximum of 2GB.
Wireless connectivity is fully covered
thanks to 802.11n, Bluetooth 3.0, and HP Mobile Broadband
Choices of preinstalled operating
systems include Windows 7 Starter 32, SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 and
The HP Mini 1103 will be available
beginning in December for $299.