HP Mini 1103: A Quick Look at the Budget Business Laptop

By Soumitra Mondal, Gaea News Network
Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Hewlett Packard announced the HP Mini 1103 claiming it to be the cheapest Business Netbook until date. HP is targeting Mini 1103 at professionals who prefer style and a better outlook with an affordable investment. Starting at only $299, the 2.78 pounds netbook will be light on your pockets as well.

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It is powered by the Intel’s Atom N455 (1.66GHz) or N475 (1.83GHz) processors. The machine supports up to 2GB of DDR3 SDRAM and 7200 rpm hard drive with a choice of 160, 250, or 320 GB capacities. It features a 10.1-inch LED-backlit display resolution of 1024600 pixel. Additionally, it has an optional removable 2.0 USB CD/DVD R/RW drive.

The quickSync software installed in the netbook can synchronize files from the Netbook to another computer or other storage device. QuickWeb apps also includes in the system. The OS options available for the system are, Windows 7 Starter 32, SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 and FreeDOS.

Other Specification includes the following,

  • Graphics card is the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150.
  • Intel NM10 Express chipset
  • Includes three USB 2.0 ports.
  • Featuring I802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, mobile broadband and a Global Positioning System (GPS) connectivity options.
  • Supports HD audio.
  • A 93% full keyboard Without Number Pad.
  • A card reader, & 10/100 LAN
  • Includes a 3-inch or 6-cell battery.
  • VGS Webcam.
  • Limited 1-year / 90 days warranty.

Whether this netbook will prove to be a better performer with a reasonable price tag is a question to be answered shortly, as the HP Mini 1103 is all ready to hit the stores in December and we are ready to get our hands on the device.

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