HP Mini 110 and Mini 210 receive Intel Atom N570 processors
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In another installation of the never-ending AMD vs. Intel battle, HP is helping out Intel by offering the latest Atom processor in its Mini netbook series. The dual-core Atom N570 had already been announced in some notebooks such as the Lenovo S100 and the Acer Aspire One, and now the HP Mini laptops will have it courtesy of an upcoming release in Japan.
The processor will be available in both of HP’s Mini line- the Mini 110 and the Mini 210. In addition to the 1.66GHz N570, the Mini 210 will feature a 10.1” display with a 1024x600 pixel resolution, a 250GB HDD, 1GB of RAM, USB, Windows 7 and a 6 cell battery. As for the Mini 110 it features pretty much the same hardware as the 210, but makes do with a 3 cell battery.
With AMD’s Fusion processors already shipping and making an impact, Intel is hoping that the N570 will be able to win a couple netbook battles for them. And although the laptops have currently only been announced in Japan, they should make their way overseas very soon enough.