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HP: HP Mini 5103 and 210 with Dual Core Processors put on shelves

Two HP Minis on offer with Dual core processors but the high sticker prices can be a concern

It was nearly a month ago when HP has announced that they would put forward two netbooks armed with dual core Intel Atom N550 processor units. The company is doing exactly what they set out to do- they are currently taking orders for HP Mini 5103 business netbook and for the HP Mini 210 consumer netbook, but it will cost you more than the previously netbooks.

When HP Mini 5103 was launched for the first time then it cost $399 which includes 1.66GHz Intel Atom N455 processor, 1GB of RAM and a 160GB of Storage Memory. But, if you want to buy HP Mini 5103 with 1.5GHz dual core Atom N550 processor, then the cheapest one will cost you $542 with no such change in specifications. The low-end HP Mini 210 has a price tag of $330 and the HP Mini 210 with dual core processor has a sticker price of $405. In case, if you upgrade the CPU then you will get Broadcom Crystal HD video accelerator which will give you 1080p HD video playback capabilities.

Another possibility is that you can upgrade the HP Mini 210 with features including Windows 7 Home Premium, 2GB of memory, 250GB of storage memory, Intel Atom N550 processor, and an extra 6 cell battery. With all the above features the system will cost you $510, nearly $32 less than the high-end HP Mini 5103 with dual core processor, less storage memory, 1GB of RAM- exactly half and a single 4 cell battery.

HP has set the high prices because they are offering an all-metal case, hard drive with 7200RPM and a hard drive sensor for the business notebooks, but prices can still affect the sales figure.


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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2010-09-28 (Update: 2012-05-26)