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January 4, 2009 • Gear Bits

The HP Mini 1140NR Vivienne Tam Edition Is Here!

This smoking hot little red laptop showed up today, and I figured I ought to share some photos before I got prints from my eager fingers all over it. Have a look at the HP Mini (1140NR) Vivienne Tam edition; possibly the most fashionable netbook ever…

The HP Mini 1140NR Vivienne Tam Edition Is Here!

Measuring approximately 10.5″ long x 6.5″ wide x 1″ thick, this 2.5 pound gem is packed with all the features one might want in a mini laptop. No, you wouldn’t use it for massive Photoshop projects or editing movies, but it would be the perfect coffee shop companion when checking email, surfing, working on your blog, or chatting over the integrated webcam. There’s even an option to get built-in 3G Broadband through Verizon or AT&T.

Here is how “mine” arrived:

Operating system – Genuine Windows XP Home with Service Pack 3
Processor – Intel(R) Atom(TM) Processor N270 (1.60GHz)
Display – 10.2″ diagonal WSVGA HP LED Brightview Infinity Display (1024 x 600)
Memory – 1GB DDR2 System Memory (1 Dimm)
Graphics card – Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator 950
Hard drive – 60GB 4200RPM PATA Hard Drive
Personalization – HP Mini Webcam with HP Imprint Finish (Vivienne Tam)
Keyboard – HP Color Matching Keyboard
Networking – Wireless-G Card with Bluetooth
Primary battery – 3 Cell Lithium Polymer Battery
1-year HP Accidental Damage Protection ($109.99 value)
6 month SmartFriend Calling Card ($159.99 value)

A full list of available options can be seen, here.

The keyboard is a striking and gorgeous red with gold; this is a huge difference from the typical black and white or silver and black keys I am so used to seeing!

The HP Mini 1140NR Vivienne Tam Edition Is Here!

Included in the box you also get a silky Vivienne Tam laptop sleeve, which looks like a clutch I might carry on an evening out. To totally push the whole package over the edge of loveliness, I also received a matching Vivienne Tam wireless mouse.

This special edition starts at $699.99, spec’d like the one I received you can expect to pay about $750.

I’ll be taking “mine” to CES, and I’ll let you know how it performs…


To order your own, visit the official HP Store.

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38 Responses to " The HP Mini 1140NR Vivienne Tam Edition Is Here! "

  1. Alison says:

    Too gorgeous! Not available in the UK either boooo!

  2. Naomi says:

    Oh, wow. I'm an Apple gal but… that sure is pretty. I wish HP would send me one to review! I need a laptop and that would be a stylish way to go to the dark side… ha!

    • I have such a love for Apple’s hardware, especially the MacBook Air, but for some reason I find this itty-bitty netbook form factor totally appealing. Adding the Vivienne Tam art and lacquer red was like putting a big gift ribbon on the package.

  3. Wayne Schulz says:

    …lot of red going on there..

  4. Heatwave316 says:

    I am TOTALLY drooling!!! I love it!!! It is so hard to find unique in a gadget world full of black and white.

  5. I like the red. But if it were green, HP might never be able to pry it out of my hot little hands…

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  7. ChrisSpera says:

    you are SUCH a girly girl! I took one look at the photo and didn't need to know who posted this. I knew it was you, Judie! HA!

    I will be interested to hear how it works for you. I have a feeling that you might like to carry my miniMPB (dual booting MSI Wind) a bit more than this, even though it might not be as girly looking as the HP Mini 1140NR you received. I know how much you like OSX!

    I am looking forward to your trip report, including all of the info on how well this works for you. Is this the only PC you plan to take??

    • I would love a dual booting Tam, but in the meantime I am finding that XP works extremely well – other than having to relearn the touch pad (heh). I will be carrying the Tam with me all over CES, but I will have my MBA waiting back in the room – just in case something I need isn't there or…whatever. 🙂

  8. blew888 says:

    i got my VT 2 weeks ago for my wife, but I did not see the VT mouse online, else I would have ordered it.

  9. Eric says:

    for the most part it looks nice. But it could do without the energy star sticker, the sliver hinge below the screen and the HP logo on the front cover (they should be more discreet and put it somewhere else.) Oh, it would be nice to have the bezel painted with some nice flowers or something (instead of black), but I know this would be very difficult to manufacture.

    I think having something "Designer" is all about the little things.

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  12. GOMAB2k4 says:

    Judie,

    Is the webcam unusable as it is on the 1035NR?

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  14. heath says:

    i love the keyboards on these hp's.. very nice!!

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  18. Mary says:

    I have been going back and forth for a few weeks now on purchasing the HP Mini 1000 VT Series Laptop. I just need a small cheap one to be able to carry around, mostly for emails and internet. I already have a desk top. Living with four guys and their computers are black or silver, I thought I might treat myself to this small lightweight feminine looking one. That would be one way to keep the boys off it. Looking over many sites I'm wondering is it dark red or orange or vibrant red?

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  22. Miss Eth says:

    So for $699 it comes with a satin case and the matching mouse? I want to buy the exact package you purchased Judie but I don't see where it says it comes with a red satin bag and mouse. If you say it does when I purchase it from HP than I will buy it ASAP. Please reply!

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  24. joanna says:

    Should I buy an extra battery for the VT mini as it is only 3 cell. HP only offers the battery in black. Does it show when you install it?

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