HP today announced an education-focused Mini PC designed to help schools around the world acquire affordable, reliable computing technology. More info:
The HP Mini 100e Education Edition features a modern, kid-friendly design with the durability and functionality essential for classroom computing. Complete with an array of hardware and software tools, the HP Mini 100e aims to close the digital divide by offering students and teachers a fun and interactive learning experience at an affordable price.
Created to seamlessly integrate into education environments, the HP Mini 100e features a practical clamshell design starting at only 3.19 pounds. Its 10.1-inch diagonal LED-backlit WSVGA display, 92 percent of full size QWERTY keyboard and an integrated carrying handle allow for maximized comfort and efficiency in the classroom and on the go.
The HP Mini 100e includes productivity, education and security software from Microsoft, such as Microsoft Office 2010 Preloaded, Microsoft Math and Microsoft Security Essentials.
In addition to the learning software, the HP Mini 100e also features a spill-resistant keyboard helping to ensure greater protection against spills and higher reliability in the classroom as well as an easy-to-see LED that indicates when the PC is connected to a network, thereby enabling better instructor monitoring.
The HP Mini 100e offers optional Wi-Fi Certified WLAN as well as an integrated worldwide modem that is compatible in all countries with the V.92 standard. This enables dial-up internet connection in remote areas so students can easily connect to the web anywhere there is internet service available over a phone line.
Pricing and availability The HP Mini 100e will be available worldwide in July. Pricing will be set on a per deal basis and is not expected to exceed $300 per unit.