HP Mini 100e “Built-For-School” Netbook Specifications Officially Unveiled

June 23, 2010, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

HP has officially revealed the specifications of the Mini 100e netbook that the company has built with school students in mind. It displayed a football-World-Cup-themed version of the netbook, which was showcased at the Computex 2010 event earlier this year.

The HP Mini 100e features a 10.1-inch WSVGA screen with LED backlight. The QWERTY keypad on the device is also 92 percent the size of an actual full-size keyboard.

The internal features of the Mini 100e are typical to many netbooks. It contains an Atom N55 processor from Intel as well as an Intel NM10 Express chipset. The RAM capacity of the device has been revealed to be 1GB.

Users will have the option of installing the device with Windows 7 Starter, XP version or SuSE Linux as the operating system. The 3.2 pound-heavy netbook will not by sold by HP to consumers directly. Instead, the company will supply the devices to schools that place bulk orders for it.

The netbooks is primed for school usage, with a spill-resistant keyboard and accompanying educational software such as Microsoft Office 2010 which will be pre-installed in the Mini 100e and Microsoft Math. Microsoft Security Essentials will also be present in the netbook. It will also feature a VGA webcam and a built-in worldwide modem for dial-up internet connections. The back panel, bottom case and the keyboard deck of the netbook can also be customized to include other graphics such as the logo of the school, a picture or a motto.

The HP Mini 100e netbook will be priced below $300 when the device is launched officially in July.

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