" line of netbooks emerged quite some time ago, and while it has basically remained true to its roots, we're glad to see the line evolving somewhat to react to changes in demand. The Hewlett-Packard Mini 5101
is a more business-like machine, one's that classically styled and plenty powerful for the average business user
The 2.6lb. magnesium chassis is sturdy and should handle airport transfers just fine, while the 10.1" LED display boasts a WXVGA or HD resolution panel. Other specs include a six-cell battery, 7200RPM hard drive (or optional 80GB/128GB SSD), optional mobile broadband card, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0, a 2MP webcam and nice selection of ports. This machine starts at $449, but with any amount of tweaking, you'll easily spend a few extra bucks.
In related news, HP
's ProBook 4310s
is being added to the company's ProBook s-series notebook family. The 4.34lb. ultraportable features a 13.3" display, a color choice of glossy noir or merlot finish, a full-size keyboard, Fingerprint sensor, optional mobile broadband, a multi-format card reader, DDR3 RAM, an HDMI port, optional Blu-ray and your choice of integrated of discrete graphics. It also boasts a $799 price tag and will ship alongside the Mini 5101 in July.