Intel’s Cedar Trail platform might not have the power of AMD’s E-series APUs, but this hasn’t stopped HP from using it in order to refresh their Mini 110 and Mini 210 netbook computers.As many of you surely know by now, Intel’s Cedar Tail platform comprises the Cedarview processors and the NM10 chipset, the latter also being used by the chip maker for the Pine Trail netbook and nettop platform.
However, unlike these processors, the CPU used by Cedar Trail are built using the 32nm fabrication process and features a unified architecture that packs the processing cores, memory controller (apparently connected to the CPU via an FSB bus) and the GPU on the same die.
The latter is actually based on a PowerVR design and features hardware decoding capabilities for a wide number of HD formats including MPEG2, VC1, AVC, H.264 and Blu-ray 2.0.
In the Mini 110 and 210, HP’s customers can choose between the 1.6GHz Atom N2600 and 1.86GHz N2800 processors which can be paired together with either 1GB or 2GB of system memory.
For storage purposes, the netbooks can pack hard drives reaching up to 500GB in capacity while the rest of the specs list includes such features like 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth and 100Mbps LAN connectivity, a VGA webcam, a built-in media card reader and a 6-cell battery.
The keyboard was designed in order to be spill-resistant and both of these laptops come with a 10.1-inch LED backlit screen, which uses a 1024x600 resolution in the Mini 110 and 1368x768 in the 220.
As far as pricing is regarded, Blogeee says that the two systems will start at 279 and 309 EUR, which translates into about $367 to $407 US.