Coming up on Ramon’s Taste of Tech I will soon be reviewing Zagg Folio’s mobile keyboard for the iPad – so maybe that will change my mind. Until then, however, HP’s released a little gem.
The HP Mini 1104 has 9 hours of battery life and it’s only 2.78lbs. With an almost full sized keyboard is an idea travel companion for any highly mobile professional.
On one hand, computers are a dime a dozen with many being quite similar. On the other hand, and being one who has used MANY notebooks and has many notebooks (Dell Vostro, Google Chrome book, HP netbook, Acer) they do have differences.
The main difference you’ll notice are things like keyboard size and key placement. Sounds like a small thing, but size does matter. The bigger the better.
At $400 the HP Mini 1104 is affordable. HP’s blog post reads:
HP’s latest companion PC sports super-small, low-power Intel® Atom™ dual-core processors to keep the Mini cool, use less power and improve battery life – all the way up to 9 hours of runtime with the 6-cell battery option. That’s enough juice to get through the whole business day without being chained to an electrical outlet! With Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ WLAN and HP Mobile Broadband to conveniently stay connected anywhere, it’s that much more important that the Mini 1104’s TPM Embedded Security Chip and Computrace Pro keep data safe on-the-road and in the office.