HP is set to add a new model to its range of netbooks. The HP Mini 5101 will be a 10.1in laptop that runs off an Intel Atom N280 processor and that comes with Windows Vista as one of the operating system options.

Contrary to details about the Mini 5101 that were originally released by HP last week, the netbook will have an LED backlit screen (rather than an organic light-emitting diode one). It's keyboard will be 95 percent of the size of a standard laptop keyboard.

The HP Mini 51010 will come in a choice of three operating systems: the netbook standard Windows XP or Linux or, unusually, with Windows Vista. The glossy chassis includes an embedded 2Mp webcam.

Users will also be able to choose between two different screens - a 1,024x600 pixel display or a superior 1,366x768 version. HP 3D DriveGuard technology will help protect the hard drive from drops. .

The HP Mini will cost $499 (£300) in the US and will be available from July. No UK pricing or availability details have yet been made released.



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