HP today announced it is launching a small and affordable laptop for primary school children. Much like Intel's Classmate PC, In terms of software, HP is pre-loading Microsoft Office 2010, Microsoft Math and Microsoft Security Essentials, as well as giving users a choice of three operating systems: Windows 7 Starter, Windows XP Home or SuSE Linux Enterprise 11.The Mini 100e will go on sale next month, just in time for the back-to-school rush, and will cost no more than $300 according to HP. It doesn't seem like you'll be able to find it on the shelf at your local electronics store, though, as the company is apparently looking to sell these in volume through deals with schools and other educational institutions.