The HP MIni 1000 launched here in the States yesterday, and the Compaq division quietly announced a nearly identical re-branded netbook for the UK market. The Compaq MIni 700 has the same 1.6GHz Intel Atom CPU, along with the same HDD and SDD options, but ships with a 10.2 1,024 x 600 (16:10) display, optional HSDPA radio, and a £299 price. That price happens to be £100 less than the HPs Mini 1000 10.1, 16:9 display and the Compaq model ships in mid-December rather than HPs late-January slated launch. No word on if the MIE Linux OS will be available on the Compaq Mini 700 though.
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