Now here is a brilliant deal. The HP Mini 1116NR for $199CDN. I just ordered one (for $229. Grr…) and am very pleased. It is pretty much identical to the HP Mini Mie that I reviewed earlier with three important differences:
- It has 16GB of SSD instead of 8GB
- It ships with XP (booo!)
- It has a matte screen (yeah!)
You can reload HP’s Mobile Internet Experience (Mie) OS here. This gives you a perfectly functioning Ubuntu 8.04 netbook for $200. What an amazing deal. Mine arrived on Friday, it’s perfect.