If you, the dear consumer, aren't spoiled for choice by now when it comes to shopping for a netbook then we don't know what world you're living in. While manufacturers had seemed hesitant at first to jump into the netbook fray, the success of the ASUS Eee PC has all but left their doubts in the dust. If 2008 is anything to go by - it's definitely the year of the netbooks, and with the success of its first generation HP 2133 Mini-Note PC, HP is no doubt hoping for more of the same with its second generation, the Mini 1000 netbook.
Based this time on an Intel Atom processor, the HP Mini 1000 moves away from the VIA platform of its older cousin and joins the other netbooks with mostly similar specifications. The difference in the Mini 1000 lies in its much smaller and slower hard disk compared to its competitors. We'll talk about this more later during our performance segment but for now, enjoy the glossy and fingerprint magnet that is the HP Mini 1000.