HP Mini 210 Netbook Now Available On Verizon Wireless - HotHardware
HP Mini 210 Netbook Now Available On Verizon Wireless

HP Mini 210 Netbook Now Available On Verizon Wireless

The subsidized netbook has been an interesting scenario. Some people enjoy the lower up-front costs and don't mind paying monthly for data services, while other think that these netbooks should be given away for free on a data plan since you can't actually take the data plan from PC to PC.

Whatever your stance, Verizon Wireless has a new option for you to consider, the HP Mini 210-1076NR. The machine has a black crystal color, integrated 3G mobile broadband support, a battery that can last 8.75 hours and a 10.1" LED BrightView Infinity widescreen display. Other specifications include Windows 7 Starter, a 1.66GHz Atom N450 processor, 1GB of RAM, 250GB hard drive, stereo speakers, HP webcam, a built-in 5-in-1 digital card reader, a VGA output and built-in Wi-Fi.

There's also a Bluetooth module, built-in microphone, a weight of 2.99lbs. and access to HP CloudDrive and QuickSync services. The HP Mini 210-1076NR is available now for $149.99  after a $100 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement on a Mobile Broadband plan, some of which are pre-paid. The details about pricing are below.

Key features and specifications:

Operating system: Genuine Windows® 7 Starter
10.1"-diagonal LED BrightView Infinity widescreen display
Offers an enhanced multimedia experience and makes it easier to access offline content and update files on the go with:
  • HP CloudDrive allows users to access their synchronized content from multiple computers – documents, photos and music – from the cloud without having to store it on a local drive.
  • HP QuickSync software automatically synchronizes files created or edited on the road with a home or business PC over a wireless connection when connected to the same network.
Processor: Intel® Atom™ Processor N450
Processor speed: 1.66 GHz
System memory: 1 GB RAM
Storage hard drive: 250 GB
Stereo speakers
HP Webcam with integrated digital microphone
Integrated 5-in-1 digital media reader
External VGA (15-pin) port
Radio/frequency bands: CDMA/1X/EV-DO Revision A: 800/1900 MHz; UMTS/HSPA: 850/1900/2100 MHz; GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Built-in Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g)
Bluetooth® capable
Weight: 2.99 lbs.
Dimensions: 10.55"(l) x 6.9"(d) x 0.90"-1.57"(h)

Pricing and availability:

The HP Mini 210-1076NR is available now for $149.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement on a Mobile Broadband plan.  It is available online at www.verizonwireless.com and in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores.  Customers will receive the rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted.

Mobile Broadband pricing:

Customers can select from various price plans to connect to Verizon Wireless' Mobile Broadband network, which also gives them access to thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots at no additional charge and allows them to move easily from the nation's most reliable 3G wireless network to those hotspots:
  • $39.99 monthly access for 250 MB monthly allowance and $0.10/MB overage
  • $59.99 monthly access for 5 GB monthly allowance and $0.05/MB overage  
Prepaid Mobile Broadband plans are also available:
  • $15 for 75 MB (one day of use)
  • $30 for 250 MB (one week of use)
  • $50 for 500 MB (one month of use)

GlobalAccess pricing:

Customers traveling abroad can sign up for one of the following GlobalAccess plans:

GlobalAccess Monthly Plan, which starts at $129.99 for monthly access (5 GB allowance for the United States and Canada, $0.05/MB overage) with 100 MB allowance in select destinations ($0.005/KB after allowance).  Customers who require higher usage when traveling abroad can take advantage of the $219.99 monthly access plan that offers 200 MB allowance with the same rates for overage as the $129.99 plan.

GlobalAccess Pay Per Use for occasional use must be purchased with a $59.99 Mobile Broadband service plan in the United States.  The Pay Per Use rate is $0.002/KB in Canada, $0.005/KB in Mexico, and $0.02/KB in more than 200 other destinations.
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