These are hard times and we know every penny counts. But we also know that some of you are going to continue to buy gadgets regardless of the current economic conditions. If you’re looking at HP’s Mini 1000 Mi netbook then you should know that they’re offering a free upgrade on RAM from 512MB to 1GB. The offer applies to both 8.9- and 10.1-inch models. The 8.9-inch base model starts at $330 while the 10.1-inch goes for $380. This includes an 8GB SSD with upgrades to 16GB SSD and 60GB HDD also being offered for $25 and $55, respectively.