HP unveiled its new netbook designed for students between kindergarten and 6th grade. HP Mini 100e Education Edition features strong plastic chassis with steel pins, a spill-resistant keyboard, and an LED on the back of the lid so that teachers can see when there’s network activity. Other specifications of this laptop are usual for other present-day netbooks. The Mini 100e has a 10.1 inch display with 1024×600 pixel resolution, a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N455 processor, GMA 3150 graphics system, 1GB DRR3 RAM, 160 GB hard drive, two USB 2.0 ports, SD memory card slot (also supports MMC), Wi-Fi 802.11b/g, VGA output, 1.3 Mp webcam, Bluetooth. It will be available with Windows XP Home, Windows 7 Starter, or SUSE Linux 11 operating system. HP Mini 100e Education Edition will become available for $300 in the beginning of July.
Lenovo has just announced its new netbook that will become available in next few weeks. Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3s is thin (16mm) and stylish device designed for ladies. It is equipped with 10.1 inch display with 1024x600px resolution, 1.83GHz Intel Atom N470 processor, 1 or 2 Gb DDR2 RAM, 320 Gb hard disk, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth +EDR, 3G module, VGA output. The operating system is Windows 7 Starter. The price of this netbook is only $379.
MSI has just announced two new laptops that are based on Intel Arrandale platform. Both two devices are almost identical, the only difference is that MSI CX620 has ATi Radeon HD5470 graphic system with 1 Gb built-in memory while MSI CR620 is equipped with integrated graphics card. Other characteristics are 15.6 inch display with 1366×768 px resolution, 4 Gb DDR2 RAM, 250 or 500 Gb hard drive, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 1.3 Mp webcam, 4-in-1 card reader, HDMI, RJ45 and D-Sub out. Both laptops run on Windows 7 Home Premium. Unfortunately there is no any information about release date and price.
Recently Dell unveiled new version of its popular netbook – Inspiron Mini 10. It has Intel Atom N450 CPU and 6 cell battery that provides up to nine hours of operation. Besides this device features 10.1 inch display with 1366 x 768 pixels resolution (enough for real 720p HD on screen), Broadcom Crystal HD graphics accelerator, 1GB of DDR2 RAM, 160GB or 250GB hard disk drive, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, TV tuner and cardrider. The new netbook will be shipped with Windows XP Home, Windows 7 Starter edition or Ubuntu. Dell Inspiron Mini 10 will become available in next few weeks. Prices will start at $299.
LG has just announced its new compact laptop. Its thickness is only 25 mm, and weight is 1.89 kg. As for technical characteristics LG X-Note T380 is equipped with 13.3 inch screen with 1366 x 768 pixels resolution and LED highlight, Core Duo SU7300 1.3 GHz CPU, 4 GB DDR2 RAM, Intel GMA 4500HD graphic accelerator, 500 Gb hard disk, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi modules. The operating system is Windows 7 Home Premium. LG X-Note T380 is powered by 8-cell battery, which, according to the manufacturer’s assurances, it should suffice for a (maximum) 10.5 hours away from the outlet. This coming laptop will become available in December. Unfortunately there is no any information about price