Two HP Mini Cedar Trail Netbooks Start Selling at 279EUR ($367)
Intel’s Cedar Trail platform may not have the APUs like that of AMD E-series , but this hasn’t stopped HP from using it in order to refresh their Mini 110 and Mini 210 netbook computers. Intel’s Cedar Tail platform is made up of the Cedarview processors and the NM10 chipset, with the latter alsobeing used by for the Pine Trail netbook and nettop platform.
The CPU on Cedar Trail are built using the 32nm fabrication process and features a unified architecture that packs the processing cores, memory controller (apparently connected to the CPU via an FSB bus) as well as the GPU on the same die. The latter is actually based on a PowerVR design and features hardware decoding capabilities for a wide number of HD formats, such as MPEG2, VC1, AVC, H.264 and Blu-ray 2.0.
In the Mini 110 and 210, customers can choose between the 1.6GHz Atom N2600 and 1.86GHz N2800 processors which can be supported by either 1GB or 2GB of RAM. Netbooks can pack hard drives reaching up to 500GB, while the rest of the specs list includes 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth and 100Mbps LAN connectivity, VGA webcam, a built-in media card reader and a 6-cell battery.
The keyboard is spill-resistant and comes with a 10.1-inch LED backlit screen that uses a 1024×600 resolution in the Mini 110 and 1368×768 in the 210.
The two systems will start at 279 and 309 EUR, which translates into about $367 to $407 US.