HP Mini 1103 netbook due December from $299

Nov 15, 2010
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HP Mini 1103 netbook due December from $299

HP has pushed out a new netbook, the HP Mini 1103, targeted at businesses and mobile users and expected to drop this December for $299. Powered by Intel's Atom N455 (1.66GHz) and N475 (1.83GHz) processors, the Mini 1103 has a 10.1-inch WSVGA display, up to 2GB of RAM, either 160GB or 320GB 7,200rpm hard-drives and GMA 3150 graphics.

There's also three USB 2.0 ports, ethernet, VGA and audio in/out, as well as a media card reader, integrated stereo speakers and a microphone. A VGA webcam and WiFi b/g/n round out the standard specs, though Bluetooth, WiFi a/b/g/n and integrated 3G are all options.

HP reckons the Mini 1103 - which has a 93-percent full-sized keyboard - is good for a full day's runtime, though they fall short of actually providing estimates. With so much of the focus on tablets these days, it seems strange to be writing about netbooks again, but if you're looking for the Windows 7 experience and actually intend to create documents rather than read them, the Mini 1103 is probably a better option.


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