Hewlett-Packard has a new notebook aimed at professional who need a mobile solution.
Hewlett-Packard’s new mini laptop features a sturdy, lightweight anodised aluminum display enclosure, plus a spill-resistant keyboard that is 95 per cent of a full-size QWERTY keyboard.
The HP Mini 5101 features HP DuraKeys, a clear coating over the keys, makes the keyboard 50 times more resistant to visible wear than keyboards without it. In addition, the mouse buttons are located in the traditional space below the touchpad, making for a familiar user experience.
It features a 10.1-inch diagonal LED display available in either WSVGA or high-definition (HD) resolutions. Customers can also choose either the four-cell battery for lighter weight or six-cell battery for longer battery life. When configured with the optional six-cell battery, the HP Mini 5101 delivers up to nine hours of battery runtime.
Mobile professionals can stay ultra-productive with the small, low-power Intel Atom processor found in the HP Mini 5101, which enables the unit to run cooler, use less power and improve battery life.
A 7,200 RPM hard drive comes standard with the unit. Alternatively, an optional Solid State Drive (SSD) is available in either 80 or 128 gigabytes.
An optional, integrated Gobi-powered HP Mobile Broadband module allows users to conveniently access the Internet, corporate intranet, email and other critical information around the world. Other wireless technologies include integrated Wi-Fi Certified WLAN and optional Bluetooth 2.0. An integrated 2-megapixel webcam allows for still-image capture, web-conferencing or video-enhanced instant messaging with no additional hardware.
HP QuickSync software, planned to be available as a web download in September, allows quick synchronisation of the HP Mini with notebooks or desktops so users can avoid maintaining multiple documents, media files and email. Information can also sync to portable storage devices.
The HP Mini 5101 is built to last, featuring HP 3D DriveGuard, which offers a three-axis digital accelerometer chip that sends a signal to shut down the hard drive upon sudden movement or shock. The HP panel protection system includes a scratch-resistant acrylic LCD cover and magnesium hinge bracket.
The HP Mini 5101 has been engineered for reduced impact on the environment by eliminating or reducing substances of concern, using fewer resources and reducing energy consumption. Configurations of the HP Mini 5101 are ENERGY STAR® qualified when shipping with a Microsoft Operating System.
New accessories designed for use with the HP Mini include a USB 2.0 Docking station that adds a variety of audio, video, networking and USB ports to allow for greater productivity. A lightweight, functional messenger bag, designed specifically for the HP Mini, or a neoprene slip case offers added protection for professionals while on the road. Other accessories available for the HP Mini include an external optical drive or USB-powered external speakers.