HP netbook to go on sale Sunday

HP Mini 1151NR netbook requires a two-year mobile broadband service plan

Verizon Wireless will begin selling the HP Mini 1151NR netbook on Sunday for $200 after a $50 mail-in rebate and enrollment in a new two-year mobile broadband plan.

The netbook, with a 10.1-inch widescreen display, includes access to the Web and e-mail. Service plans start at $40 a month.

Verizon still lists on its Web site that mobile broadband data pricing starts at $40 per month for downloads of up to 50 MB, with a 25-cent fee for every MB over that cap.

However, effective Sunday, the $40 plan will increase data to 250MB per month with a 10-cent overage charge, a Verizon spokeswoman said. At the same time, the 5GB per month plan will stay at $60 per month and the 25-cent overage charge per MB will drop to 5 cents. Current mobile broadband customers will see the rate changes in their next billing cycle, the spokeswoman said.

The HP netbook runs a 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor with 1024 MB of memory. It has an 80GB hard drive, according to Hewlett-Packard. Co.'s specification sheet.

The netbook has an Ethernet card, as well as 802.11b/g WiFi and Bluetooth wireless connectivity. The keyboard, as with most netbooks, is less than full size, with 82 keys, or 92% of full size. It weighs 2.45 pounds and is 10.3 x 6.56 x .99 inches in size. It runs the Windows XP Home Edition operating system.

Various distributors have put the retail price without a Verizon data plan at $300.

Join the Good Gear Guide newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags HPnetbooks

Struggling for Christmas presents this year? Check out our Christmas Gift Guide for some top tech suggestions and more.

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Matt Hamblen

Computerworld

Most Popular Reviews

Follow Us

Best Deals on GoodGearGuide

Shopping.com

Latest News Articles

Resources

GGG Evaluation Team

Kathy Cassidy

STYLISTIC Q702

First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

Anthony Grifoni

STYLISTIC Q572

For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Steph Mundell

LIFEBOOK UH574

The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.

Andrew Mitsi

STYLISTIC Q702

The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.

Simon Harriott

STYLISTIC Q702

My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.

Latest Jobs

Shopping.com

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?