Both are netbooks of the 10in variety, so bashing out emails and filling in web questionnaire's isn't going to give you cramp within, ooh, 30 seconds. The Mini 1000 comes with the regular Intel Atom processor, 8GB or 16GB SSD, Bluetooth and webcam as standard.
They've also stuck on a new 'Mobile Internet Experience' so punters can grab any music, video or snaps via one handy interface. This means you can get instant access to your favourite apps too, so start–up time is kept to a minimum.
If you're a bit more strapped, then the Compaq 700 offers Bluetooth and Wi–Fi, for £299. That's a ton less than the specced up Mini 1000, which kicks off at £399. The Compaq hits stores in December, with the Mini 1000 showing up in January.
And for those who want something a bit, well, naff, then the already announced Vivienne Tam Mini 1000, billed as a "digital clutch", should do the trick. Not that you're paying for a swanky cover and not much else, honest.
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iHP Mini 1000 and Compaq Mini 700
Price: £399 for Mini 1000, £299 for Compaq Mini 700
On sale: December