They have built on the HP Mini 5101 model, updating the hardware and adding optional touchscreen. The HP 5102 has similar design to the 5101, which in my opinion looks great, and professional.
The optional capacitive touchscreen adds a little thickness to the netbook, along with a carry handle. The handle can be folded away under the netbook.
The HP Mini 5102 now features the new Intel Pinetrail components and Atom N450 processor, giving it even lower power consumptions. Along with the optional touchscreen, HP have a number of optional upgrades available including the Broadcom Crystal HD video card, which as you might guess, adds HD decoding playback.
It will be available in three colors (Black, Blue & Red) with a choice of operating systems including Windows 7 Home Premium, and either a 4-cell (4.5 hours) or 6-cell battery 10 hours).
HP Mini 5102 specifications below.
- 1.6GHz Intel Atom N450 Processor
- 10.1 inch, 1024 x 600 or 1366 x 768 pixel screen, optional capacitative touchscreen
- Windows 7 (including Home Premium and Starter Editions), Windows XP Pro or Home, FreeDOS, SUSE Linux
- 1GB to 2GB RAM
- 160/250/320GB 7200RPM HDD (Optional SSD: 80/128GB)
- 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi, Ethernet, Bluetooth, optional 3G, GPS
- 2.64 pounds with 4 cell battery
The HP 5102 starts at just $399, but with many upgrade options, your configuration pricing might be higher.
Update: Check out the HP Mini 5102 review, where it received four out of five stars and an editors choice award!