Verizon Wireless today announced the availability of two new HP netbooks - the HP Mini 311-1037NR and the HP Mini 110-1046NR that run Windows 7 with 3G built-in. More info from today's announcement:
Both netbooks offer customers the value of a compact, lightweight device with the added benefit of Verizon Wireless' Mobile Broadband network built in. Customers can also use the HP Mini netbooks to browse the Web or access e-mail in more than 185 destinations worldwide when coupled with a Verizon Wireless GlobalAccess service plan. To read our review of the HP Mini 311 with NVIDIA ION LE graphics visit: http://www.mobiletechreview.com/notebooks/HP-Mini-311.htm
Key Features and Specifications of the HP Mini 311-1037NR from Verizon:
? Operating system: Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium ? Offers a rich entertainment experience with: o 11.6?-diagonal HD LED BrightView widescreen display (1366 x 768) o 16:9 aspect ratio for full-screen HD content playback o Audio: Altec Lansing speakers o Graphics Card: NVIDIA ION for Windows 7 ? Processor: Intel Atom Processor N270 ? Processor speed: 1.60 GHz ? System memory: 2 GB RAM ? Storage hard drive: 160 GB ? Radio/frequency bands: CDMA/1X/EV-DO Revision A: 800/1900 MHz; UMTS/HSPA: 850/1900/2100 MHz; GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz ? Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n ? HP Webcam with integrated digital microphone ? Integrated 5-in-1 digital media reader for SD, MultiMedia cards, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, or xD Picture cards ? External ports: 3 USB 2.0; 1 HDMI; 1 RJ-45 (LAN); 1 VGA (15-pin) ? Dimensions: 11.4? (length) x 8.03? (depth) x 0.78-1.2? (height) ? Weight: 3.22 lbs. ? Power: 65W AC Adapter; 6-cell lithium-ion battery (usage up to 6.25 hours with Windows 7) ? Bluetooth capabilities ? Right and left button on track pad for easier, more familiar use
Key Features and Specifications of the HP Mini 110-1046NR:
? Operating system: Genuine Windows? XP Home Edition ? Offers customers the perfect mobile companion with: o 10.1?-diagonal SD LED anti-glare widescreen display (1024 x 576) o Windows Media Player 11 o Audio: HD audio, stereo speakers and integrated microphone ? Processor: Intel Atom Processor N270 ? Processor speed: 1.60 GHz ? System memory: 1 GB RAM ? Storage hard drive: 160 GB ? Radio/frequency bands: CDMA/1X/EV-DO Revision A: 800/1900 MHz; UMTS/HSPA: 850/1900/2100 MHz; GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz ? Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g ? HP Webcam with integrated microphone ? Integrated 5-in-1 digital media reader for SD, MultiMedia cards, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, or xD Picture cards ? External ports: 3 USB 2.0; 1 RJ-45 (LAN); 1 VGA (15-pin) ? Dimensions: 10.3? (length) x 6.77? (depth) x 1.04-1.29? (height) ? Weight: 2.57 lbs. ? Power: 30W AC Adapter; 3-cell lithium-ion battery (usage up to 3.5 hours with Windows XP, 3.75 hours with starter)
Pricing and Availability:
? The HP Mini 311-1037NR is available for $249.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement on a Mobile Broadband plan. It is available beginning today online at www.verizonwireless.com, in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and through business sales channels. The HP Mini 110-1046NR will be available in mid-November for $199.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement on a Mobile Broadband plan. Customers will receive the mail-in rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted.
Mobile Broadband Pricing: ? Customers can select from various price plans for their Mobile Broadband access on either netbook: o $39.99 monthly access for 250 MB monthly allowance and $0.10/MB overage o $59.99 monthly access for 5 GB monthly allowance and $0.05/MB overage
GlobalAccess Pricing: ? Customers traveling abroad will receive a SIM card when they sign up for one of the following GlobalAccess plans:
o GlobalAccess Monthly Plan, which starts at $129.99 for monthly access (5 GB allowance for the United States and Canada, $0.05/MB overage), 100 MB allowance in select destinations ($0.005/KB after allowance). Customers who require higher usage when traveling abroad can take advantage of the $219.99 monthly access plan that offers 200 MB allowance with the same rates for overage as the $129.99 plan.
o GlobalAccess Pay Per Use for occasional use must be purchased with a $59.99 Mobile Broadband service plan in the United States. The Pay Per Use rate is $0.002/KB in Canada, $0.005/KB in Mexico, and $0.02/KB in more than 185 other destinations.
? For additional information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com. Business customers can contact their Business Sales Representatives at 1-800-VZW-4BIZ