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HP Ships Mini 100e Education Netbook

HP has released the Mini 100e Education Edition netbook, designed as a low-cost, portable, and durable computer for K-6 student use.

Weighing in at about 3 pounds, the Mini 100e features:

  • Metal alloy hinges with steel pin axles and built-in carrying handle;
  • 92 percent of full-size keyboard and touchpad;
  • 10.1-inch diagonal WSVGA display at (1,024 x 600);
  • Intel Atom N455 processor and 1 GB DDR3 memory;
  • Integrated standard ethernet modem (optional wireless WLAN available);
  • High-visibility network connection LED for instructor monitoring;
  • 160 GB 5,400 RPM SATA internal hard drive;
  • Integrated VGA camera;
  • Choice of Windows XP Home, Windows 7 Starter, or SuSE Linux operating system; and
  • Energy Star qualification with mercury-free display and 90 percent recyclability by weight.

Pricing is based on contract options that vary by state and school district, but cost per unit is expected to be around $300, according to a company statement. A number of other optional items are sold separately.

More information can be found here.

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