The mini-laptop or netbook market sure is flourishing this year. Not only smaller, lighter and more convenient to bring around, notebook is also cost efficient and stylish.
Despite the immenent recession, technological analysts are convinced that the netbook market is hardly saturated and sales next year will be as good as this year, if not better.
The fact that netbooks are much more affordable than a full-fledged laptop and they are rather powerful now seem to help its case.
One of the companies that have found new fortune through the sales of netbooks is HP. HP has achieved great sales since the introduction of its education-focused mini PC in April.
It is looking forward to repeating the success by expanding the HP Mini family with 3 new models of HP Mini 1000 line.
As with most netbooks, the key factors determining their success – accessibility and mobility.
However, HP intends to achieve more with than just that with its latest HP Mini 1000 line offerings. Words have it that they are going to make stylish Mini too.
The new HP Mini 1000, HP Mini 1000 Vivienne Tam Edition and HP Mini 1000 with MIE are ready for shipping between now and January 2009.
They share the same basic hardware specs. Each is thinner than 1-inch and weights just slightly more than 2 pounds.
The displays found on them is a BrightView widescreen display and they are supplied with built-in webcam and also microphone.
The Mini 1000 and Mini 1000 with MIE are actually the same netbook. They feature a piano-black tone with HP Imprint swirl design on its casing. The main difference between them is the operating system installed.
Mini 1000 is supplied with Windows XP Home while Mini 1000 with MIE runs Linux. This explains their expected prices, which are $399 and $379 respectively.
HP Mini 1000 Vivienne Tam Edition has much more attractive design but it is expected to sell at $699. Mind you, its design was even featured in a recent fashion show in New York!
3G versions of Mini 1000 and Mini 1000 Vivienne Tam Edition are also being planned and hopefully they would be available before Christmas arrives.