The HP Mini 1140NR Vivienne Tam Edition Is Here!

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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)


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.

The HP Mini 1140NR Vivienne Tam Edition Is Here!

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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Judie Lipsett Stanford
Editor in Chief of Gear Diary, Secular Humanist, techie, foodie, hoarder of Kindle eBooks, lover of live music, and collector of passport stamps.