It turns out that I’m a sucker for Netbooks. Who could blame me? Small, cheap, ships with Linux. What’s not to like?
I bought an HP Mini 1000 a week ago and am loving it. It has pretty much everything I liked from the Mini-Note 2133 but is lighter, cheaper, and ships with HP’s “Mobile Internet Experience” (Mi) Linux-based OS.
The OS is basically Hardy 8.04 with a slick theme, some HP-specific software and art, all managed, it seems, by Canonical. It’s pretty much ideal.
Anyway, I’m working on a full review, but the short version is that it’s the nicest netbook I’ve had the opportunity to use, and is an absolute steal at $399CDN.
Update: It’s $379 now!