HP Mini 1151NR from Verizon coming on May 17th

HP Mini 1151NR from Verizon coming on May 17th
There's recently been rumors that Verizon was about to come out with a new Netbook, and it appears the rumors were true. Beginning on Sunday May 17th, you can purchase the HP Mini 1151NR for $199.99 after a $50 rebate with a 2-year Mobile Broadband plan agreement, $299.99 with a 1-year agreement after rebate, or $519.99 full retial. Features of the Netbook include: 10.1" 1024x576 pixel display with LED backlight, 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 CPU, 1GB RAM, 80GB Hard Disk Drive, SD/MMC card slot, two USB 2.0 ports, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g, Bluetooth, built-in Webcam with 640x480 @ 30fps resolution, stereo speakers, integrated microphone, headphone/mic jack, and comes with a 1 year warranty. All of this is packed into the 2.4 pound Netbook and running Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition with Service Pack 3. The device connects to the internet via Verizon's EVDO Rev A network, but GlobalAccess service is also available, with it using quad-band GPRS/EDGE/GSM and tri-band HSPA/UMTS.

Mobile Broadband pricing options:

* $39.99 monthly access for 250MB monthly allowance and 10 cent per MB overage.
* $59.99 monthly access for 5GB monthly allowance and 5 cent per MB overage.

The HP Mini 1151NR, with the embedded Qualcomm Gobi™ chipset, works to provide streamlined global mobile broadband access on both CDMA and GSM wireless networks in more than 175 destinations worldwide. Customers will receive a SIM card when they sign up for a GlobalAccess plan.

GlobalAccess pricing options:

* Monthly Plan: $129.99 monthly access, offering a 100 MB allowance in more than 30 select international destinations ($0.005/KB after allowance), as well as 5 GB allowance for the U.S. and Canada and $0.25/MB overage. All other destinations are charged pay-per-use rates.
* Pay Per Use: The perfect for occasional use and must be purchased with a $59.99 Mobile Broadband service plan in the U.S. The Pay Per Use rate is $0.002/KB in Canada, $0.005/KB in Mexico, and $0.02/KB in more than 175 other destinations.

Netbook Capabilities:

E-mail – view, edit, and create e-mail messages with attachments
Web browse – experience a full Web browsing experience
Instant Messaging and Social Networking
Videos and movies – playback videos and movies downloaded via SD card or USB CD/DVD external drive
Photos – view and create albums or transfer via SD card
Microsoft Works – view, but not edit, Microsoft Word and Excel files

Pre-Installed Applications:

VZ Access Manager
Internet Explorer 7
Adobe Reader and Flash Player
Microsoft Works
Windows Media Player 11
HP Wireless Assistant
Symantec Norton Internet Security 2009 (including 60-days of complimentary live updates)

The Full Retail price of the HP Netbook will be $519.99. By purchasing at full retail, you are not locked into a 2 year plan agreement. You can also opt for the Mobile Broadband Day Pass, which is $15 for unlimited 24-hour use. This is good for people who only need Mobile Broadband on occasion.




Posts: 158; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

these things are smooth been playing with ours for about a week now

2. The Godfather unregistered

over priced for sure....for 200 dollars more, you can get a decent laptop.

4. allboutvzw

Posts: 10; Member since: Apr 10, 2008

What Laptop (notebook) can you get for $200 brand new, please point me in the direction of the website. I'll buy one today........... Cause I discredit you on this information!

5. attsucks

Posts: 139; Member since: Mar 24, 2009

Who said anything about $200.00 brand new? If you read the entire article you would see that it says $199.00 after $50.00 mail in rebate. When you add $200.00 it comes out to be $450.00, and yes you can find a decent one for that much.


Posts: 158; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

funny because i when i was shopping around for my laptop a few months ago the cheapest laptop i found was around 700-800 and it was an acer. sooo i rather have an HP (which is what i got) but i think its pretty dran hard to find a laptop for 400 dollars.

7. attsucks

Posts: 139; Member since: Mar 24, 2009

There is a toshiba one at Walmart for $450.00 dollars. Toshiba is a pretty good manufacturer. And you obviously arent looking in the right places. And I just went to bestbuy.com and found 2 more toshibas one for 379.00 and 399.00.

8. AdamB

Posts: 4; Member since: May 14, 2009

For a netbook with these specs, this is a damn good deal. I just built this laptop on HP's website, for this same configuration (without the built in broadband) your looking at $439.99. Now HP's site may be overpriced compared to purchasing through a big box retailer, but this is still a $200-$250 savings. If your someone walking in to a store and you have the choice between a $50 aircard(after rebate) that you have to take home and set up, and spending an extra $100 bones or so and getting a laptop with the deal....no brainer. Regardless of what you think of Verizon, thats a winning formula for all involved.

9. Mr Coolguy Face

Posts: 28; Member since: Jan 20, 2009

I dont know what your looking for in a "decent laptop" But I bought my HP 2 months ago... HP DV5T Windows Vista Home premium 64 bit, T6400 intel core 2 duo 2.0GHZ processor, 4GB Ram, 320GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive, upgraded HD display, integrated web cam. . . Shipped to my front door for a grand total of $650. And they are even cheaper now. If you paid 700-800 for a "decent" acer you got ripped off! lol Not that Acer is bad but like you said you would rather have an HP... and its absolutely NOT HARD at all to find a decent laptop for $400..

10. allboutvzw

Posts: 10; Member since: Apr 10, 2008

I'm not talking about the article duh, I am talking about THE GODFATHER's Post, you need to read the thread!!! And I am still awaiting a link, since you were so quick to respond to what wasn't even directed to you. And maybe what you're not taking into consideration ragarding finding a total price laptop around the price of $450 is is there Broadband Access included, NO. You still would have to find a provider that would offer that, which means more money. So! I hate when dumb people comment on stuff they don't know, just to make themselves sounds smart.

11. attsucks

Posts: 139; Member since: Mar 24, 2009

12. bigfanboyred

Posts: 141; Member since: Jan 17, 2009

and how are you gonna access the internet when theres no wifi?

13. attsucks

Posts: 139; Member since: Mar 24, 2009

You get an aircard from a wireless carrier.

15. narley

Posts: 357; Member since: May 14, 2009

you don't have to get an aircard... its built in. it runs no the VZW network OR WIFI depending on where you are...


Posts: 158; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

maybe when i went i didnt catch a sale or something. sooo back to your original laptop how is this not a "decent" laptop. Ive been using this for a week or so now. Its pretty nice, and on the plus side its running xp


Posts: 158; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

umm ok i didnt buy an acer...i bought an HP. maybe if you took the time to actually read what i typed instead of tying to be so quick-whitted you would know what i was talking about

20. attsucks

Posts: 139; Member since: Mar 24, 2009

Im off of work now have fun fighting like little kids.

21. The Spartan

Posts: 98; Member since: Jan 27, 2009

To be quite honest....I've got a Sony Viao laptop, and I hate lugging the damn thing around with me. It's heavy, barely fits in my briefcase, barely fits in my backpack...now the HP MINI...there's something that's small, easy to carry around, easy to use for just straight internet use and can be used with my Storm. So there are some people that would prefer a netbook to a laptop...(I've got a custom gaming desktop, so the laptop is kind of the middle man out.) Oh, and no offense, but Acer is no way a "decent laptop." Those things blow. So do most compaqs. You'll have to drop at least 700 to pick up a decent laptop. Unless you find a good deal that is.

3. BigRed83

Posts: 144; Member since: May 19, 2008

For a travel minded customer, this netbook is an ideal way to go. It is possible to attach the unit to an external monitor for presentations, and is a heckuva lot easier to carry after a long day than a 15" or larger laptop.

14. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Overpriced...5 Gigs is nothing for some people... honestly, a waste...

16. narley

Posts: 357; Member since: May 14, 2009

it's a good deal.... there is no way you'll get the same specs with built in aircad, and WIFI capable.


Posts: 158; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

since i sell these aircards all day everyday i know for a fact 5gb is more than enough for MOST people. maybe not you fanboys suck. perhaps if you laid off the redtube and constant adult oriented downloads it would be enough for you too...just a suggestion

23. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

yikes! Well, that's a grand suggestion :) No, but seriously, I have customers who return Air Cards because they went way over on usage, and that sucks for everyone. You are right though, 5 gigs would work for most people. I suppose if people downloaded Porn or redtube (a term I am not familiar with) all day long, then they would exceed 5 Gigs... overages suck!


Posts: 158; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

hahahahahaha. yea. agreed

27. WKlingbeil

Posts: 215; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

Of course, typical of a VZW store rep, because when the customer comes back in screaming because 5 GB's is barely even enough to cover checking emails, what do you do? "Call customer service, they'll credit your overages back."

22. mistapersia

Posts: 19; Member since: Jan 29, 2009

Get real guys, i'v only owned HP all my life, and familiar with their products. I also work for VZW, and all I can say is you can't compare this guy to normal laptops, because it's not suppose to be a NOTEbook it's suppose to be a NETbook, meaning it's built for internet surfing and THATS ALL. It doens't even play DVD's or fast enough to multi-task different programs.

25. WKlingbeil

Posts: 215; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

Exactly, and for VZWEMP & allaboutvzw no, you can't find a LAPTOP for $450, but a netbook? Easily, from Acer, HP, Asus, any of them, you'd be able to find one of their mini notebooks or netbooks for around that price. I was expecting $99.99, which would've been a great deal, and would've been the smartest pricing, but as usual, VZW sees green and wants to see if it can squeeze a little extra out of it. Now, if you're dumb enough to go buying your computer at Best Buy, or somewhere like that, no you won't find a laptop for anywhere under $600, because the markup in retail stores is astronomical, especially Best Buy and the late Circuit City. If you want to find a good deal, you go to NewEgg, and you'll find exactly that kind of pricing. To say that this is a savings of $200 just because the up front price is $250 is dumb, because if I buy a laptop from anywhere, let's say it's $500, just to round up, that's an extra $250. Well, with VZW's, I have to sign up for a 2-year agreement at $59.99/month, so after 2 years, that's $1439.76. That vast majority of people, and I mean VAST, are not going to use a mobile broadband service for many years, so that's $1200 that I wouldn't have spent otherwise, because all I would use it for is Wi-Fi, just like any other netbook. The average consumer has no use for mobile broadband, business customers sure, but according to VZW's trainings, it thinks that average consumers will be interested in this as well. Plus, 5 GB's is enough for a regular person? WTF? Yeah, if you only check your emails all month, NO ATTACHMENTS! I'm sure store reps think that's the case, but when I get the calls in customer service from a customer who was told 5 GB is "practically unlimited," and they're looking at a $1,000 bill from overages... I guess 5 GB's isn't that much after all.

29. attsucks

Posts: 139; Member since: Mar 24, 2009

You can find laptops for under $600.00 at Best Buy. Did you even visit the website before you posted? I just found 18 of them at Best Buy. .

26. WKlingbeil

Posts: 215; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

Oh, and here's a link for a site with netbooks for under $450... I even went and selected only HP's. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2034940772%2050001186&name=Hewlett-Pack ard

28. attsucks

Posts: 139; Member since: Mar 24, 2009

Some of us were talking about laptops.

30. WKlingbeil

Posts: 215; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

And if your reading ability matched your apparent eagerness to run your mouth, you would've noticed that absolutely nothing I said was directed at you, nor do I have any idea who you are or know anything you've posted. I honestly don't care if you were talking about laptops, but I was referring to VZWEMP's assertion that this is a good deal. Whatever it is you're talking about, laptops, netbooks, it has no bearing on me, and I don't care. So, with that said, before you go butting into a conversation, think of whether it has absolutely anything to do with you first.

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