HP Philippines formally launched three new ultraportable notebooks today — the HP Mini 2140, HP Mini 1100 and the HP Mini Vivienne Tam Special Edition (HP doesn’t want to call it a netbook).
Though some of the units have been available in the market as early as December of last year, HP decided to just formally announce all of them at the same time with special focus on the exclusive Vivienne Tam Special Edition.
HP learned its lesson and completely ditched VIA for an Intel Atom N270 processor with options for an 80GB SSD or a 160 GB HDD. The Mini 2140 has an aluminum body and retails for Php23,950 while the Mini 1100 with a black plastic body will sell for Php18,950.
The limited edition Vivienne Tam model is basically a Mini 1100 painted in red with some flowery drawings on the hood. And because that’s a signature edition, the price is much higher at Php27,950 (looks like Vivienne Tam gets a big cut). Only 250 of these will be available in the Philippines (with 40 units already set aside for HP employees in the Philippines).
There was no Vivienne Tam to grace the occasion but former beauty queen Mirriam Quiambao hosted the launch.