Looks like OLPC can add another competitor on their list of low-cost laptop manufacturers. First there was the XO PC, then Intel's Classmate notebook, then the Asus EEE PC, and then several manufacturers followed. HP is now joining the low-cost laptop bandwagon with their "Mini-Note" notebook.
HP's Mini-Note weighs less than 3 pounds, has an 8.9 inch screen, and costs only $500 for the Linux powered Mini Note. The processor on the HP Mini Note comes from VIA technologies and runs at 1.6Mhz.
The HP Mini Note will go on sale later this month.