HP Mini 210 Vivienne Tam Edition Brings Style To The Netbook

A couple of important things matter a whole lot when it comes to making a buying decision on a notebook: price, power and fashion sense. Yeah, fashion sense. While plain ole notebooks may have sold like hotcakes years ago, people demand style now, and that's exactly what HP is intended to give you with the new HP Mini 210 Vivienne Tam Edition.

This netbook is a beautiful marriage between fashion, flair and hardware, and HP even calls this a "fashion accessory." Also, "netbook" probably isn't the best term here; let's try "digital clutch" instead. Introduced during New York Fashion Week as part of Tam's Sprint 2010 collection, this machine starts at 2.7lbs. and measures under 1" thick. The "Butterfly Lovers" print may take some getting used to, but we're sure that you won't get bored of looking at it. Too bad we can't tell you about the specifications, but as we said, it's all about the design here.

Inspiration and design

Reflecting Tam’s spring 2010 collection, the netbook design is inspired by the classic Chinese love story, “Butterfly Lovers,” a beautiful tale of freedom, romance and inspiration. Integrated directly into the netbook’s lid using HP Imprint technology, the design is as durable as it is stunning.

The HP Mini 210 Vivienne Tam Edition also comes with a Butterfly Lovers desktop theme that includes an animated butterfly start menu, custom Vivienne Tam icons and three wallpapers to coordinate with the design.

HP has been at the forefront of fusing fashion and technology since unveiling the HP Mini Vivienne Tam digital clutch netbook on the catwalk of Tam’s 2008 fashion show at New York Fashion Week in Bryant Park. Models walked down the runway in that show with the peony-adorned computer in hand, a first on an American runway.

What’s inside

With an elegant design on the inside and out, the HP Mini 210 Vivienne Tam Edition features custom software to help fashionistas be efficient, stay connected and look their best while on the go:

  • The built-in webcam allows customers to create and upload videos, take snapshots and chat with friends over the web.(2) With a click of a button, the webcam turns into an instant “mirror.”
  • HP QuickWeb, the company’s instant-on software, lets users post to Facebook, send a tweet, listen to music, browse the web, check an appointment, send an email or chat in seconds – saving time usually spent waiting for the computer to fully boot.(2)

Coordinated accessories that further complement the HP Mini 210 Vivienne Tam Edition include a matching microfiber suede sleeve, an optional Butterfly Lovers wireless mouse and Monster-branded in-ear headphones. The Vivienne Tam Mini comes in exclusive gift-box packaging to provide a premium experience.

Product details

The HP Mini 210 Vivienne Tam Edition is the ideal companion PC for the highly mobile, internet-centric fashionista, providing freedom and fun with up to 5.5 hours of battery time.(3) It has a 10.1-inch diagonal LED widescreen display and a keyboard that is 93 percent of the size of a standard notebook PC keyboard.

The HP Mini 210 Vivienne Tam Edition comes with two gigabytes (GB) of memory and large hard-drive options up to 320 GB, automatic backup software and Microsoft Windows® 7 Premium.(4)

Pricing, availability and preorder options(5)

Customers in the United States can reserve the HP Mini 210 Vivienne Tam Edition by calling +1 800 230 5752 or by visiting www.hp.com/viviennetam. The HP Mini 210 Vivienne Tam Edition also will be available at U.S. retailers including Neiman Marcus, Amazon.com, Best Buy and J&R Electronics. A list of additional retailers worldwide is available at www.hp.com/viviennetam.

The HP Mini 210 Vivienne Tam Edition is expected to be available March 19 with a starting price of $599.

The Butterfly Lovers themed HP Wireless Mouse is expected to be available March 19 for $39.99.

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