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HP Mini 110 XP gets HD screen & Broadcom video acceleration

July 8, 2009 at 6:28 pm


Broadcom video accelerationThe HP Mini 110 netbook was promised a number of optional upgrades this month and right on cue, these options are now available. First off, you can now opt for a high resolution 10.1-inch screen for an additional $30. This will bump up the resolution from 1024 x 576 pixels to 1366 x 768 pixels.

You may want to pair this with the Broadcom Crystal HD Enhanced Video accelerator, which will cost an extra $30. This card should allow smooth playback of HD video content. However, you will have to use this with the bundled ArcSoft TotalMedia Theatre software to take advantage of the video acceleration. TotalMedia Theatre will give you access to MKV, MOV, MP4, AVI, WMV and TS/M2TS files.

A couple of more colour options have also appeared over the standard black. This includes Pink Chic and White Swirl, which costs an extra $20. Unfortunately, these options are only available on the Mini 110 XP Edition for now, rather than the Linux-based Mini 110 Mi Edition. You can see that once you start adding these options over the Mini 110 XP base price of $329.99, the cost quickly starts to shoot up!

Via Engadget.

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3 Responses to “HP Mini 110 XP gets HD screen & Broadcom video acceleration”

  1. Steffen said:
    July 8th, 2009 7:59 PM

    Of course, in the windows crap version only. I have been waiting for this option (the 1366 res) to come for the last month now, and I was finally happy to see, that it really hit the market as announced. But now its only for the $50 more expensive windows version??? are they kidding me?
    I dont want windows, in fact I hate it, is that because of the broadcom hd thing and the compatibility with linux?
    I was so thrilled, that that thing would finally hit the market and now its a major disappointment due to this marketing strategy … I would have spend the $350 today on the spot.

  2. Alexander said:
    July 8th, 2009 11:19 PM

    I completely agree with Steffen. I’ve waited a month to buy a linux version with the higher resolution screen, only to have HP crap out on me like that. Damn. Now I’m definitely not buying it.

  3. Fanfoot said:
    July 9th, 2009 12:21 AM

    I *hope* you meant to say PS/M2TS files. Cuz if it doesn’t accelerate VOBs its kinda pointless…

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