A New HP Pinetrail Netbook Spotted

The HP Mini 311

The HP Mini 311

A blogger  at MyHPMini had recently spotted a new HP Mini series netbook hiding in the HP support pages. The  model named appeared to be HP Mini 210. Then he uncovered the fact that this was indeed a new netbook that was coming up from HP and it is going to be a Pinetrail netbook. That was some time back.

Now, NetbookNews has spotted the same model in some Spanish store. It is of course not up for sale yet but the listing sure gave away the specs. So what is it like? Well, sadly it turns out to be yet another netbook (YAN!) that has all the typical specifications — 1GB memory, 250GB HDD, 10.1” display, powered by Atom N450 (Pinetrail) and running Windows 7 starter. The price was apparently 277 Euros., which is basically hovering about the $400 mark. Of course, the price may vary when this reaches the US simply because there’s a difference in the economy. But there is no reason to believe that this will be anything out of the ordinary in terms of success.

But since we do not know abou the screen resolution or other options yet, passing verdict on this one is rather difficult. After all, they might decide to add SSD, Bluetooth  and modem options. In that case, it would become pretty interesting. Also, we have no clue what it looks like. So that might be another point for it. However, looking at the HP Mini 110, which this model will likely succeed, there isn’t much hope for it to be anything but the usual stuff. With so many Pinetrail Netbooks coming out one after another it would be hard to decide exactly which one you want to go for. Nevertheless, the offerings are (going to be) much varied and it should not be all that hard, given that you budget and needs are already pegged down.