October 30, 2008
HP announces $399 Mini 1000 netbook and MIE Linux
Today HP officially announced something we all saw comingÃ¢â¬Â¦ another netbook. The new Mini 1000 is the companyÃ¢â¬â¢s second netbook, the first being the Mini-Note 2133, but it is the first aimed at consumers as the 2133 was designed for the education market. The Mini 1000 is notable not only because the 2133 was a big hit after being released, but also because HP has moved from using a VIA processor to IntelÃ¢â¬â¢s Atom. If that isnÃ¢â¬â¢t enough to get you interested the Mini 1000 will be available with HPÃ¢â¬â¢s Mobile Internet Experience (MIE), an attractive and intuitive user interface built on top of Ubuntu Linux.