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HP Ships Dual-Core Netbook for Education

HP Mini 1104 front three-quarter view
HP Mini 1104 rear three-quarter view
The HP Mini 1104 sports an Intel Atom N2600 1.6 GHz dual-core processor.

HP has started shipping its new HP Mini 1104, a dual-core netbook designed specifically for K-12 education.

The HP Mini 1104 is the successor to the 14-month-old Mini 1103. The new model sports an Intel Atom N2600 dual-core processor running at 1.6 GHz. It offers 1 MB level-2 cache and a frontside bus speed of 800 MHz. The screen remains 10.1 inches with a resolution of 1,024 x 600 (WSVGA).

In its base configuration, the Mini 1104 includes:

  • 2 GB RAM (1,333 MHz DDR3 memory module occupying the unit's single SODIMM slot);
  • An internal 320 GB hard drive (5,400 RPM);
  • Spill-resistant, 93 percent full-size keyboard;
  • Intel Graphics Accelerator 3600;
  • Three-cell battery;
  • 802.11a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0 + HS combo adapter;
  • Wired LAN (RJ-45);
  • SD card slot (SD, SDHC, SDXC);
  • Three USB 2.0 ports;
  • VGA out port;
  • Combo headphone and microphone port;
  • Integrated stereo speakers and mic;
  • Integrated VGA webcam; and
  • Various security features, including a lock slot, Infineon TPM 1.2 device, Computrace Persistence Module, and HP Keyed Cable Lock.

Optional configurations include HSPA+ mobile broadband, a six-cell battery with up to nine hours of life, an HP Notebook Combo Lock, and an external USB 2.0 DVD-RW drive.

The Mini 1104 measures 7.52" x 10.55" x 1.28" (at its thickest point) and weighs in at 2.78 pounds (in its base configuration).

The HP Mini 1104 is available now starting at $399. The model with un2430 EV-DO/HSDPA Mobile Broadband runs $469. Supported operating systems include Windows 7 (Pro, Home Premium, or Starter, all 32-bit) and FreeDOS. Additional details can be found on HP's site.

About the Author

David Nagel is editorial director of 1105 Media's Education Technology Group and editor-in-chief of THE Journal and STEAM Universe. A 25-year publishing veteran, Nagel has led or contributed to dozens of technology, art and business publications.

He can be reached at You can also connect with him on LinkedIn at or follow him on Twitter at @THEJournalDave (K-12) or @CampusTechDave (higher education).

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