Suiting up for the trend, HP has quietly jumped on the Cedar Trail train with the availability of its freshly updated HP Mini 210 Netbook in the U.S. – a 10.1-inch unit housing Intel’s Atom N2600 (1.6GHz) processor, or you can opt for the higher 1.83GHz clocked Atom N2800.
The same base price applies with the new Cedar Trail-equipped Mini 210 as with the older Pine Trail version at US $299.99, only now it’ll get a thumbs up for HD video playback and overall better performance with lesser power consumption.
The $299.99 Mini 210 gets you one with an Atom N2600 or you can throw HP an extra $35 to pick up one with the N2800 chip. The netbook comes with Windows 7 Starter in base trim (or you can move up to Home Premium 32-bit), 1 or 2GB of RAM, up to a 500GB HDD, a 93% full-size textured spill-resistant keyboard, webcam, 10/100 LAN, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, multi-format card reader and a 6-cell battery promising up to 8.75 hours of uptime.
The standard screen is of your typical 10.1-inch LED-backlit 1024 x 600 type, but what’s particularly nice is that HP gives the option to opt for a 1366 x 768 display with the new Mini 210.
If the default charcoal color doesn’t do much for you, HP also offers it in four other colors; ocean drive, luminous rose, crimson red and sweet purple.
KitGuru says: The ability to opt for a 1366 x 768 display for only an additional US $25 is a terrific asset to this little netbook which for many folks will be the Mini 210’s real selling point.