The Mini 110
isn't quite the cutting edge of the netbook space at this point, but HP's found a pretty enticing way to refresh it: a new designer version by Tord Boontje. At first glance it looks like just another intricate pattern printed on the lid, but it's actually a brand new process called "HP Imprint 3D" which adds layers and depth to the design -- you'll have to see it in person to really get a vibe for it, though you probably know right now if you're the sort of person to be swayed by high-end lid etching in your netbook purchases. The good news is that unlike the large premium HP commanded for the original Vivienne Tam
model, the Tord Boontje is a mere $399.
HP Mini 110 by Tord Boontje press shots
HP Mini 110 by Tord Boontje hands-on