As Ultrabooks give us one more reason to eschew the cramped dimensions of low-powered netbooks, outfits like HP continue to churn out the little laptops that could‘ve despite the deafening ring of that category’s death knell. So, if you’re a student on a crunched budget, a business-y type with low-cost computing needs or just a wee PC fetishist, this latest Mini should suit your tiny tastes just fine. Starting at $399, the 1104 runs Windows 7 Home Premium on a dual-core Intel Atom N2600 clocked at 1.6GHz, sports a 10.1-inch WSVGA display, 320GB of storage, 2GB of DDR3 SDRAM, Bluetooth 3.0 and support for WiFi a/b/g/n networks. You’ll also have the option to swap out the standard battery with a six-cell Li-ion for up to nine hours of productivity. And if security’s your major concern, the embedded TPM 1.2 chip along with Computrace Pro software should help you keep tabs and control over your data. Wondering if this lil’ guy fits your bill? Then check out the gallery below for additional shots while you ponder the merits of subnotebooks.
Gallery: HP Mini 1104