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The HP Mini 5103, like its predecessor the mini 5102, is targeted at mobile professionals and students. It offers many customization options starting with the 10.1" diagonal LED-backlit screen that is also available as a capacitive multitouch screen, 3 different CPUs: a 1.66 GHz Intel Atom N455, a 1.5 GHz N550, or a 1.83 N475 processor, 4 or 6-cell batteries, and hard disk drives ranging from 160 to 320GB, or solid state drives from 80 up to 128GB.
The HP Classmate PC was already showcased at this year's COMPUTEX in April and offically announced last week.
The Mini 100e Education Edition is powered by an 1.66 GHz Intel Atom N455 processor, comes with 1 or 2GB of DDR3 RAM, a 160GB hard drive, has a 10.1" backlit LED screen, a 92% full-size keyboard, integrated microphone, VGA webcam, 2 x USB 2.0 ports, SD and MMC card slots, a lock slot, and optionally offers wireless support.
Looking at the devices showcased at this year's COMPUTEX in Taipei it doesn't look like 2010 is the year for Linux on netbooks but rather the year of Android based tablets. Seems like every vendor feels the need to compete with Apple's iPad.
The HP Mini 5102, announced at CES 2010, is a netbook targeted at business and education use. It has a 10.1" diagonal LED-backlit WSVGA widescreen display optionally provided with touch capabilities, is powered by a 1.66 GHz Intel Atom N450 processor (or a 1.83 GHz N470), has up to 2GB RAM, and offers 80GB SSD or 160, 250 or 320 GB HDD data storage options.
The HP Mini 2102, which was announced at CES 2010, is one of 1st HP netbooks equipped with a processor based on Intel's Pine Trail platform, a 1.66 GHz Intel Atom N450. It has a mercury free 10.1" LED-backlit WSVGA display, a 92% full-sized keyboard, up to 2GB RAM, 160GB, 250 GB, or 320GB hard disk drive options, an integrated webcam, 3 USB 2.0 ports, a built-in media card reader, and 3-cell (28 WHr) or 6-cell (62 WHr) battery options.