The Mini 12 somewhat bridges that sector between a true mini computer and a traditional laptop. It is the first twelve inch screen to hit the marketplace and it had its debut in Japan:
“… the Mini 12’s feature set includes three USB ports, a multicard reader, Ethernet, VGA-Out, and a 1.3-megapixel camera. Hard drives aren’t the meager solid state ones offered on the Mini 9; you have a choice of 40GB, 60GB, and 80GB spinning drives. Although it doesn’t have the antenna infrastructure to support WWAN, an empty slot is available for it, like on the Mini 9. In the meantime, the Mini 12 has both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth built in.”
The suggested retail price for now is five hundred and fifty dollars ($550.00). It is a hefty price and, for a few dollars more, traditional sized laptops provide strong competition.