HP is launching a new entry level laptop, selling for around $565 and offering everything you'd need for a standard home or office desktop. It has no frills, with a 60GB HDD and 512MB of RAM, integrated video and wireless support. The HP 510 isn't going to win any performance contests and probably isn't ideal for Vista.
Most hardware you hear about is the fanciest most powerful stuff. Often the entry-level hardware goes unnoticed, though truthfully it's that hardware that generates the most sales. Not everyone wants nor needs the latest and greatest, and for them every company needs to cater. With the surge in popularity of notebooks the past few years, the cost of entry level laptops has dropped dramatically. It's common to see laptops for as low as $500 that have many of the newer features you'd want, just not the performance. HP's new offering is no exception.