Verizon Wireless officially announces the HP Mini 1151NR netbook, available May 17


Well, the rumors are true, Verizon Wireless will begin offering the HP Mini 1151NR on May 17 for $199.99 after a $50 MIR with a 2-year mobile broadband contract. Verizon also announced new mobile broadband pricing that’s still going to hit your checkbook pretty hard. For $40 a month you get 250MB of data per month, but if you go over you’ll end up paying 10 cents per MB over your 250MB allotment. So, you’re obviously going to get the $60 plan that allots 5GB a month of data and if you end up going over that you’ll only be paying 5 cents per MB.

You can even take your HP Mini overseas thanks to the embedded Gobi chipset. For a whopping $130, the GlobalAccess Monthly Plan offers 100MB of data, but it also gets you 5GB of data in the US and Canada. If you go over while overseas you’ll have to fork over $0.005 cents per KB and 25 cents per MB in the US/Canada. The Global Access Pay Per Use plan s $60/month and the following rates apply for Canada, Mexico and over 175 other countries: $0.002/KB, $0.005/KB and $0.02/KB.

The following are specs and pre-installed programs for the HP Mini 1151NR.

Key Specifications

· Mobile Broadband – EV-DO Revision A (Rev. A) Embedded

· GlobalAccess – Qualcomm Gobi chipset (quad-band GPRS/EDGE/GSM and tri-band HSPA/UMTS)

· 802.11b/g WLAN and Bluetooth®

· Wired Ethernet RJ-45

· Display – 10.1” Flush Glass (1024 x 576) diagonal LED BrightView Infinity display

· Weight – 2.4 Pounds

· Dimensions – 1” x 10.3” x 6.6”

· Power – three-cell battery, 30W AC Adapter

· Processor – Intel Atom N270

· Processor Speed – 1.6 GHz

· System Memory – 1 GB RAM

· Storage Hard Drive – 80 GB hard disk drive

· Operating System – Windows XP Home Edition; Service Pack 3

· USB Ports – Two USB 2.0 ports

· Video – VGA out (requires optional accessory); built-in Webcam 640 x 480, 30 fps

· Audio – Stereo speakers, integrated microphone, combo headphone/microphone jack

· Removable memory – combo SD/MMC card slot

· Limited Warranty – one-year

Key Pre-Installed Applications

More than 30 applications come pre-installed on the HP Mini 1151NR Netbook including:

· VZ Access Manager

· Internet Explorer 7®

· Adobe® Reader® and Flash® Player

· Microsoft® Works (share and edit Works Word Processor and Spreadsheet files with Microsoft® Office Word and

· Windows Media Player 11™

· HP Wireless Assistant

· Symantec® Norton Internet Security 2009 (including 60-days of complimentary live updates)


· Microsoft® Office Excel and vice versa)