Tablets hold all the sex appeal right now, but when the dust settles, don't expect netbooks to have packed their gear and gone home. On the contrary, netbooks are still thriving and being updated, as is the case with HP's Mini 210 and Mini 110 models. Both of these are receiving a dual-core makeover courtesy of Intel's Atom N570 processor.
Japanese website PC Watch has the full scoop on these upcoming models, which we're now privy to thanks to Google Translate. In short, the specs are mostly the same as before, save for the upgraded CPU. As a refresher, HP's Mini 210 includes 1GB of RAM, 250GB hard drive, 10.1-inch LCD screen (1024x600), three USB 2.0 ports, Firewire, 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth, 3MP webcam, memory card slot, mini D-Sub, 6-cell battery, and Windows 7 Starter. The Mini 110 sports the same feature set, except it comes with a 3-cell battery instead of a 6-cell.
Also of note is a new pink plaid design found on the HP Mini 210-2100 Special Edition. It looks kind of fugly, unless you're into the pink plaid aesthetics, in which case this might be the sexiest netbook ever.
No word on when HP plans on shipping the upgraded models stateside.