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Enter to win a Razer Naga and Megasoma mouse mat {WoW}

Oct 9th 2009 4:54AM /train of course!

HP Mini 5101 cleans up nice, shows the serious side of netbooks {Engadget}

Jun 24th 2009 4:02AM typo above... webcam is 2.0 MP. ;)

HP Mini 5101 cleans up nice, shows the serious side of netbooks {Engadget}

Jun 24th 2009 3:53AM let's think about it... the bigger bezel is to cover the slightly larger size of this netbook... notice it has a *95%* sized keyboard... that's bigger than the 2140 which had a 92% keyboard. plus, the move of the trackpad buttons to the bottom means it had to get a bit taller.

why not a bigger lcd to "shrink" the bezel? how about to keep cost and power consumption down... notice the price point has not budged from the former 2140. the 3.0 MP webcam might be a bit larger to some extent too. maybe if lcd prices come down, we'll see an 11" version of this netbook at a similar price point in the same chassis down the road? it keeps the design options open.

ah yes, engineering and product design trades are hard for people to understand, i know.

it's too bad the lcd is glossy (sigh) and the ram is still limited to only 1 stick (2GB). and it's also too bad that we aren't seeing ion chipsets yet even in these late(r) to market models. maybe by year's end?

still... looks like a worthy replacement for the 2140 in more than a few areas.

ps to Fanfoot above: A 6-cell, 55WHr battery, 4-cell 29 WHr battery... not sure why you care if it's polymer vs. li-ion... polymer is mostly for shape/fit reasons... otherwise the tech performs mostly the same. Also, it does do 802.11b/g/n (just like the 2140 did).

Verizon HP Mini 1151NR hands-on and impressions {Engadget}

May 18th 2009 5:30PM the 5GB/month cap on all data plans makes surfing in a non-phone manner a risky (and likely expensive) prospect. the whole data cap on 3G service from all providers right now makes me wonder what the real point is for any "data only" type service plans.

Verizon debuts MiFi 2200 portable EV-DO router {Engadget}

May 6th 2009 9:47PM "fail" has to do with the 5G soft cap on the data plan. makes most "unlimited" data plans a bit... limited.