If you’re in the market for a netbook – the gimpy kittens of the laptop jungle – know this first: on the inside, they’re all basically the same, making the little differences all the more important! And yes, they do add up.
Netbook graphics are inherently weak, especially with Intel’s much-derided integrated graphics. But the new Nvidia Ion – like its predecessor – lets even a wimpy netbook Hulk out to play DX10 games and 1080p videos. It’s your netbook, on steroids.
HP announced three new netbooks in the Mini line today: The 210 (consumer), 5102 (business) and 2102 (both?). They’re pretty standard next-gen netbooks, except for the 5102’s odd touchscreen option.