Just as Intel announced an all-time low of Atom processor chips (mostly due to tablets competing with netbooks), HP quietly announced updated versions to their Mini 1100 series of netbooks. The netbook, known as the Mini 1104, has a 10.1 inch screen with a resolution of 1024 x 600 (I’m pretty sure we’ve been seeing this display for years now) and runs a 1.6 GHz dual core Intel Atom N2600 processor under the hood.
The Mini 1104 has a base memory of 2 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 RAM and 320 GB hard disk running at 5400 RPM, though they are upgradable via HP’s web configurator (or by opening up the machine yourself). The netbook has the usual array of ports but USB 3.0 is not present.
The Mini 1104 comes by default with a 3 cell battery that will power it to up to a rated 4.5 hours, while an optional 6 cell battery will double battery life to a rated 9 hours. The Mini 1104 is available from now for a starting price of $399.