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HP's latest business netbook will start at $299

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 (EV-DO/HSPA).

Choices of preinstalled operating systems include Windows 7 Starter 32, SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 and FreeDOS.

The HP Mini 1103 will be available beginning in December for $299.

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Why the low resolution on every netbook?
By Thrawn on 11/15/2010 10:53:32 AM , Rating: 3
I personally have an HP Mini 210 but I got the HD screen that if I remember right is 1366 x 768 and it is much nicer to work with. It can still be a bit short on space at times but it works well for a netbook.

RE: Why the low resolution on every netbook?
By Flunk on 11/15/2010 11:06:43 AM , Rating: 2
Cost cutting, everything on a netbook is cut-rate.

By damianrobertjones on 11/15/2010 11:20:19 AM , Rating: 2
Damn right. Far too cheap at a not exactly cheap price

RE: Why the low resolution on every netbook?
By Mitch101 on 11/15/2010 11:26:34 AM , Rating: 4
You can get an Acer Notebook 3gigs ram, dual core Intel cpu, 15.6" screen, and at least a 160gb hard drive on sale from $299-$399.00. Yes I know not exactly the same category but for $0 to $100.00 more you get a full featured pc.

RE: Why the low resolution on every netbook?
By Pirks on 11/15/2010 12:00:06 PM , Rating: 2
with full featured acer quality, weight, size and battery drain too

By Mitch101 on 11/15/2010 1:02:02 PM , Rating: 2
While not top of the line I find Acer is very good at gauging where to cut corners. Sure the keyboard is not high quality but I generally dock a laptop anyhow and use an external keyboard when at home.

Size/weight is not an issue I dont particularly care if it weighs an extra pound the increased functionality of a full PC is worth it to me and netbook keyboards are next to worthless.

Havent seen much more battery from a netbook than a cheap notebook they seem in line with each other. They make the netbook smaller and lighter with a smaller battery which puts it right back into scope of battery life of the heavier notebook.

Some people find the size and weight of a netbook is right but most people I know with one say they just dont have enough power they make you want more.

By DanNeely on 11/16/2010 12:43:24 AM , Rating: 2
I've got the 10" 1366x768 screen in an asus netbook. I like the extra space, but in addition to the cost the smaller text isn't friendly to people with poorer vision.

By bety on 11/16/2010 4:10:18 AM , Rating: 2
I had one of the original netbooks, but switched to a Mini 311 with Ion when I got a ridiculous deal on it. complaints at all...and yes...the extra screen real estate...and the ability to fire up ion once in a while, makes this the absolute perfect machine for me. (terrible trackpad aside...)

Small Business?
By damianrobertjones on 11/15/2010 11:18:43 AM , Rating: 2
I can't post "Spam comment"

RE: Small Business?
By damianrobertjones on 11/15/2010 11:19:29 AM , Rating: 2
But it wil post the above :/

Original message:
Let's hope they stay in a workgroup then

Windows 7 Starter

RE: Small Business?
By damianrobertjones on 11/15/2010 11:19:47 AM , Rating: 2
and the last bit due to not being able to post

I had a 220 for three days, very cheap pap. The mouse pad clicked down and didn't come back up (for awhile). Sent it back and grabbed a re-furb HP Envy 13.

By Kim Leo on 11/15/2010 11:33:17 AM , Rating: 2
A better screen, a different processor and GPU(I'm thinking Ontario) same price, and we can start talking.

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