The HP Mini 5103 has an almost full-sized QWERTY keyboard (95%) along with a touchpad and optional touchscreen for finger tapping and swipes to navigate applications and websites. Its LED display is 10.1 inches and is available in either WSVGA or high-definition resolutions. The notebook can play high-resolution 720p and 1080p HD video content when a Broadcom HD video decoder card is used.
Users have the option of either a four-cell battery for lighter weight or a six-cell battery for longer life. The HP Mini 5103 has a battery life of 10 hours and 15 minutes when the six-cell battery is used.
For users who want an actual desktop experience, the notebook has a docking station that uses universal USB technology to connect with peripherals such as a keyboard, mouse, or printer.
The HP Mini 5103 is priced at $399.
HP also redesigned its lower-end companion PC, the HP Mini 210, geared at consumers who want a mobile device that provides all-day computing. It weighs 3.1 pounds and is less than 1-inch thick. It comes standard with an inline six-cell battery that provides a battery life of up to 10.75 hours.
The HP Mini 210 has optional HD video playback and comes with new software: HP's Media Suite for organizing, storing, and playing multimedia content like music, photos, and videos, and Evernote software, which lets users capture and search for notes. Its retail starting price is $329.
"With these additions to the HP Mini portfolio, customers have a broad choice of sleek companion PCs that allow them to stay more easily connected to the people and digital content that is important to them," said Ted Clark, senior VP and general manager of the notebook global business unit in HP's personal systems group, in a statement.