I have been fascinated with Netbooks since they came out. However; I am not one to jump on a bandwagon so I decided to wait until one came out that was just what I wanted.
There are a couple of requirements that I had when looking for a Netbook.
- It had to have a full size keyboard, or as close as I could get
- It had to run Windows (sorry Linux but all my programs are on Windows)
- It had to have both Ethernet and Wireless
- It had to remove large ports like VGA to save space.
- It had to not have a glossy screen
So when I saw the HP mini it came as close to meeting all my requirements as I could hope. The only requirement that it fails on is the glossy screen. However, it will be easy to get a screen protector that eliminates the gloss.
So I placed my order for the Mini on January 20th. It is still in production and the estimated ship date is February 4th. I am very excited to get it and I will definitely post more information when it comes.
Stay tuned for more information.
Update 2/4/09: Well the 4th has come and gone and the status is still “in production.” I am really bummed.
Update 2/5/09: I just got an email this morning letting me know the Mini has shipped. Guess were it is coming from? Shanghai China!!! I should have it in 5-7 days, hopefully sooner rather than later.
Update 2/9/09: It’s here, I just took delivery of the HP Mini. That was fast shipping. I will be posting some unboxing pictures later today or tomorrow.