HP - Mini Netbook with Intel® Atom™ Processor - Black
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- Energy Star CompatibleYes
- Color CategoryBlack
- Processor BrandIntel®
- Type of Memory (RAM)DDR2
- Optical DriveNot included
- Direct-Disc LabelingNo
- Digital Media Reader or SlotsYes, select memory card slots
- Built-in WebcamYes
- Wireless NetworkingWireless-B+G
- Additional Audio/Video ConnectorsExpansion port
- Laptop WeightUltraportable (5.5 lbs. or less)
- Pointing DeviceTouchpad
- Included SoftwareMicrosoft Works, Adobe Acrobat Reader and more
- ENERGY STAR QualifiedYes
Rating 3.9 out of 5 stars with 40 reviews(40 Reviews)
Rated 3 out of 5 stars
A Bit Lacking but Acceptable.Posted .
I am a Tech for a large company, I take calls all day long and I was looking for something to keep me occupied and off the company network during lulls between the east coast and west coast times for calls. I did my homework on this system, it's a dual core atom processor but don't let it fool you. This system was not made for stomping things into the ground, it will lag at times if you try to multitask as if you were using a quad extreme. The delay isn't that much of an issue to me (2-4sec). I highly advise getting the 2gb pc2-5300 chip to put in this thing and max it out, that will help it out a lot. Additionally i purchased a 32gb Thumb drive from another site, which is advisable for day to day use. The thing i was unhappy with is the amount of preloaded software that comes on this system, it had only 8gb of the 16gb available due to HP putting on everything they could possibly think i wanted. The time spent removing all this bloatware was 2 hours, now it runs sleek and streamlined. Also another downside is the Ethernet port, it is supposed to have it but it did not come in the box. The diagram points to it but there is no dongle in the box for this. (more than likely hp will charge you a ton for this.)I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Decent little computer for the pricePosted .I would recommend this to a friend
I am testing this netbook for work - we need something that will allow us to connect to the internet and write our notes in the field. I'm testing it with a Sprint mobile broadband USB. It's very small - like, small enough that I could throw it into an interoffice envelope and fold that in half. It's light - I haven't weighed it, but I think it's way lighter than a potato, and probably almost as light as my Zune. The bad news is the hard drive is smaller than my Zune's, but for our purposes that is fine. The keyboard is a decent size for such a little thing and I haven't found adjusting to it to be particularly difficult. I've been running internet explorer and the broadband connector and haven't found it to be slow at all, but I think if you put too much on here it would get slower due to the small amount of RAM. For basic web surfing, though, it's more than adequate. The screen resolution is beautiful but it is obviously small. The fan gets sort of loud if you have it running for a while which oddly enough is one of the most annoying things about it. It doesn't have a CD/DVD drive, and the battery life isn't as good as I would have hoped from something so small, but it's ok. Two USB ports is sort of limiting - but space is limited, and I bet you can fix that with a USB hub. Bottom line is: For my purposes - going on the web, maybe doing a little word processing, in various locations - this little thing is perfect. The size means I will hardly notice it in my bag and it's not so slow that I want to throw it across the room. I wouldn't want it for my personal computer - but then I wouldn't want to lug my laptop around all day. Overall I would probably give 3.5 stars if possible but since it's not, I'll go with four, with the caveat that it isn't a good idea to have it as your main computer.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
worth every pennyPosted .I would recommend this to a friend
pros: -has a decent sized, solid feeling keyboard -awesome sound from headphone jack. it sounded terrible out of the box, but running windows update.. taking the optional hardware updates for sound codecs made it a million times better, so make sure to do this first off. - came pretty well tweaked, system restore and other unnecessary services were already turned off. - was able to buy a 2GB ram upgrade right at the same counter i picked up the computer from at Best Buy. there is a little release slider next to the battery lock that can be opened with a toothpick in 2 seconds to upgrade the ram. so easy! - good networking, both wireless and wired. yes, there is an ethernet port on the front left with a rubber plug covering it. whoever wrote the review about a "missing dongle" obviously does not have this model...so ignore that. I'm also able to pick up and use wireless G from a neighbor several apartments away. why anyone would even still be using wireless B is beyond me (in another review) of course it has bad range, thats why they dont make B routers anymore. - screen looks good and evenly bright and does not fade much when you change viewing angle (like the awful Dell mini screen). antiglare screen coating was a great idea, just too bad they didnt antiglare coat the inch and a half border around the screen too. its quite an annoyance in a bright lit area with all the reflection. Cons: - Gets a little hot on the bottom after being on awhile, alot hotter than my Sony VAIO which has almost twice the processor power. - Black gloss around screen smudges and reflects terribly. I dont know why the computer industry is making everything gloss these days. it gets so messy looking. - battery is small, not much bigger than an older cell phone. I guess that helps with weight and overall size... eh, whatever - 90 degree angle on power cord end is always getting twisted or bent under and stressed when moving or setting the netbook down. Wish it was straight like the Dell mini. Cord is plenty long though. - there is some type of large "expansion port" on the left side.. whats that for? doesnt fit anything i have here, or have ever seen. would rather have an hdmi port there, or even an express card slot, even another usb would have been good too so now i tried it out and overall am very pleased. i will be giving this to my 17 year old son to replace his old desktop. at under $300, you cant go wrong.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Great NetbookPosted .I would recommend this to a friend
Was surprised to see this in-store for $299 with a 16gb SSD. Appears to be the newer version of the 1030 (according to the associate at the store). Had a hard time finding comparable netbooks on the web for this price with similar specs. I was specifically looking for a netbook with a SSD, even though its got a smaller capacity, its better on battery life and runs silently. Also fast boot and wake times. Very pleased with this netbook. Was up and running in Windows and on my home wireless within about 20 minutes out of the box. Was also looking at a slightly cheaper Asus netbook, but it had a lower capacity HD and a tiny keyboard. Plus, this HP is really slick looking. The only downside is the shiny case...gets fingerprints quick. Comes with a cleaning cloth though.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
so far so good only minor complaintsPosted .I would recommend this to a friend
well, i just recieved this product at my front door this morning, i paid extra to overnight it 5 days ago! but it all paid off in the long shot, (bestbuy refunded the shipping) the computer it self is more than i expected, i just upgraded from an everex net-book witch wasnt really that great, but with this one i was able to download limewire, and a few games. a few minor issues though that could be worked on such as the charging port (keeps getting loose), and you cannot download any high resolution games, this mini is only 1024*600 reso.. the great things about it is, youtube videos come out in excellent quality and online games work really great such as pogo.com and coolchaser.com, now with a netbook i was very surprised that is do-able. i practically already filled up the hadr drive already but even though its almost full, the performance is still the same as you would of took it out of the box, i guess thats because of the solid state hard drive, now i was also reading a few complaints about this item getting to hot for combfort, but ounestly i dont think it really does, its just like any other laptop, and with that to say this product is a great deal, also this is great for kids being its easy to operate and ultra portable
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Great Netbook for basic web surfing and emailsPosted .I would recommend this to a friend
I am trying to save energy in my house while being able to do email and web surfing without heating up my room. This thing gets all of that done and more. The touch pad, while small is easier to use then other models of net books I have tried. I mainly use a Microsoft wireless mini optical mouse, so I appreciate the button to turn off the mouse pad. There has been a concern amongst users where they cant find the Ethernet port. Its hidden in a slot to the right of the headphone port. You have to open up a cover to access it. It also comes with genuine recovery discs that let you format the computer you want which is great. Lets you put only what you want and not what HP wants. The shortfalls is that theres only 2 USB ports and no VGA port. It also attracts finger prints like crazy. I dont appreciate the white light that comes on as it can pose a problem for those who are legally blind, or the Norton Software it comes with. Finally when you take this out of the box, be prepared to get about 300mb worth of Windows Updates and remove the junk HP installed to the factory image. Its going to take you a good 1 to 2 hours to fully configure it to be up to date. But once you get past all of this, its a super bargain that you really cant pass up (Note, its definently not a gaming machine as it only has a 16gb drive!)
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
HP Mini Netbook, Great Laptop for $$$.Posted .I would recommend this to a friend
I bought this after reading positive reviews on Bestbuy and Amazon. I needed something for when I begin teaching for the University of Phoenix online. My wife and kids are always on the desktop so this seems to fit the bill. There are timely items that I will need to post when teaching. I got it a day ago and continued some setting up of the netbook at work. I had it plugged in and ran it for about 4 hours, I was uninstalling some preloaded software and downloading others. The HP Mini ran pretty fast when doing both things at the same time. I have OpenOffice, Avast Virus Scan, Firefox, and IE 8. I still have well over 6 gigs of space on the hard drive. Good value and just what I need for a laptop. For $50 dollars more one could by the ASUS 10" netbook w/160 GB HD but I am not in need of the HD space or few more inches of screen.
Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Nice, Could Be BetterPosted .No, I would not recommend this to a friend
I bought my daughter an HP notebook as a high school graduation present because I love HP computers. I bought the Mini with her notebook because it was bundled and gave me a $100 savings. My plan was to use this mini as a communal device for use in the living room for friends and family to use when they were visiting (Too many people were using my wife’s notebook) The mini was simple to use right of the box. I recently had back surgery so the light weight is perfect as I could carry it, whereas my 17” Pavillion is too heavy. Since I was confined to bed for many hours at a time I was streaming movies from Netflix onto the mini and the display was very good for watching movies. This is great if you travel a lot. The hard drive is small, but based on the intended use was not an issue. If I were to do it again, I would want a larger hard drive. There is no optical drive, but again, this is not a notebook, it’s designed for internet connectivity, ergo the name NETbook. The things that I did not like: The power cord plug is a 90 degree bend and was constantly falling out. The touchpad buttons are on the sides of the touchpad and are very awkward. This is something that may take a lot to get a used to for some people. The Netbook runs hot, so if you use it at home maybe use a chill pad to help cool it. Now my biggest disappointment was the netbook fell and the display cracked, my fault yes. However, I have dropped many notebooks with no problems to the display, so be careful and BUY THE DROP WARRANTY. Based on the reviews of other products I have read, I would buy another manufactuers next time. According to the review guidelines, I can't say which but it starts with an A and ends with a US.