HP Unveils New Range of Mini Notebooks that are Big on Style and Functionality

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

HP has expanded its award-winning portfolio of companion PCs with the launch of two new Mini notebooks.

With thin, striking designs, the new models are engineered to provide an unsurpassed customer experience:

— Available in HP’s broadest range of colour and design options for the Mini to date, the affordable HP Mini 210 provides all-day computing, optional high-definition (HD) video playback, mobile broadband connectivity, and is global positioning system-capable (GPS)(1,2).

— The HP Mini 5102, HP’s first touch-enabled mini notebook, is designed for mobile professionals. It features an all-metal case in black or blue and offers a range of features, including face recognition for easy log-on to Windows® operating systems and password-protected websites.

“We are helping consumers discover a world of possibilities by infusing innovation, technology and design into our new range of HP Mini notebooks,” said Louise Reid, Market Development Manager, Consumer Notebooks, Personal Systems Group, HP New Zealand. “With a full breadth of colour and feature options, we are inspiring, engaging and equipping the digital generation with unexpected fun and endless possibilities.”

HP Mini 210 – Not just pretty, but pretty powerful
Starting at 1.22 kilos (with HDD)(3) and measuring less than 1-inch thin, the HP Mini 210 is available in a colourful choice of stylish Black Crystal, Silver Crystal or Pacific Blue HP Imprint finishes.

With a 10.1-inch diagonal standard or optional BrightView Infinity HD LED widescreen display and an island-style keyboard that is 93 percent of a full-size QWERTY keyboard, the new HP Mini 210 is designed for those who surf the web, check email, listen to music and need access to people or information while on the go. The companion PC also features a built-in WLAN, webcam and microphone(1). Enjoy more than 9.5 hours of battery life(4) of freedom and fun, and connect with optional 3G broadband connectivity and GPS-ready system.

New software enhances the HP Mini 210 PC’s multimedia experience and makes it even easier to access offline content and update files on the go, anytime and anywhere:

— Access your music, photos and documents from anywhere with HP Cloud Drive – Allows users to access their synchronised content – including documents, photos and music – from the cloud without having to store it on a local drive.

— On-demand access to your media with HP MediaStream – Allows users to stream multimedia content from one PC to another over the Internet, without requiring data to be downloaded.

— Keep your music in sync with HP QuickSync software – Automatically synchronises files created or edited on the road with a home or business PC over a wireless connection when connected to the same network.(2)

— Access the Internet in an instant with HP QuickWeb – Allows users to access the web without booting up the notebook by simply pushing a button. In seconds, users have a connection to the Internet and can access websites and other content that normally requires a standard browser, as well as photos, music and more.(5)

In addition to viewing HD content on the Internet, users can experience their own personal multiplex via an optional Broadcom® Crystal HD Enhanced Video Accelerator, which allows users to enjoy up to 1,080-pixel HD content.(6,7)

The HP Mini 210 supports up to 2 gigabyte (GB)(8) of memory and large hard drive options up to 320 GB(9), offering plenty of space to store movies, music, applications and files. A convenient, built-in VGA port allows users to connect to an external monitor, while a five-in-one digital media slot allows users to transfer files easily from various memory formats and amplify their entertainment experience anytime, anywhere.

Powered by an Intel Atom processor N450 with 1.66 GHz, the HP Mini 210 offers configure-to-order options on a number of features.(10)

HP Mini 5102 – Built for the mobile business executive

The HP Mini 5102 is a full-performance mini notebook designed for mobile professionals. Available in either a standard or touch-enabled version and with a starting weight of 1.2 kilos, the HP Mini 5102 features a sturdy, lightweight anodised-aluminium display enclosure with a choice of black or blue brushed finishes. The touchscreen option allows users to get work done more intuitively and quickly based on their choice of input methods. Multitouch gestures, finger taps and swipes across the screen allow users to navigate through applications and menus(11) as well as provide access to information and websites.(12)

The keyboard of the Mini 5102 produces a great typing experience for email, instant messaging and other text-driven applications. The 95 percent of full-size QWERTY keyboard, plus a touchpad, compares favourably to smaller keyboards of competing companion PCs.

Logging on to Windows and other websites is fast and easy with HP Face Recognition for Protect tools. Users simply face the 2-megapixel webcam of the HP Mini 5102 to log in.

The HP Mini 5102 also features the latest Intel Atom N450 processor,(10) multiple connectivity options including mobile broadband,(8,13) and a large 10.1-inch diagonal LED display available in either WSVGA or HD(6) resolutions. When equipped with the optional Broadcom HD video decoder card,(7) the HP Mini 5102 can play back high-resolution 720- and 1,080-pixel HD video content.(12)

Customers can choose either a four-cell battery for lighter weight or six-cell battery for longer battery life. When configured with the optional six-cell battery, the HP Mini 5102 delivers up to 10 hours of battery runtime.(4)

Corel Home Office comes preloaded on the HP Mini 5102. This office suite allows business users and students to quickly prepare, edit and present professional letters, reports, charts, quotations, memos, mailings and newsletters. Users also will benefit from Microsoft Office document compatibility.

Accessories, pricing and availability(14)

— The HP Mini 210 is currently available with a starting price of NZ$799 excl GST

— The HP Mini 5102 is currently available with a starting price of NZ$795 excl GST
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