HP Mini 5103 Business Class Netbook First Impressions
HP recently updated the company’s business class netbook, the HP Mini 5103 to work with the new dual core Intel Atom N550 processors. The upgrade which added a few new features to the Mini 5012, which we recently reviewed, doesn’t contain many cosmetic changes, sticking with the duracoat keys, metal body and other features that add up for a durable and usable netbook.
One new cosmetic change is the addition of the espresso brown color we have in for review. Our review HP Mini 5103 is not equipped with a dual core N550, but it does include a touchscreen which we are looking forward to testing out in the netbook form factor.
One of the things we wish would have seen an upgrade is the trackpad which remains fairly small. Even though there’s not a whole lot of room a larger mousing surface, like that found on the Mini 210, would have been a welcome addition.
The HP Mini 5103 starts at $399 and climbs based on options like a touchscreen, dual core processor and optional handle.
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HP Mini 5103 Detailed Specs:
|Operating system||Genuine Windows 7 Starter 32|
|Processor||Intel® Atom N455 Processor|
|Chipset||Intel NM10 Express Chipset|
|Memory type||DDR3 SDRAM, running at 667 MHz|
|Maximum memory||2 GB (1 GB with window xp home or windows 7 starter in select models)|
|Internal Storage||160GB 7200RPM hard drive|
|Removable Storage||Optional HP External USB 2.0 CD/DVD R/RW Drive|
|Display Size||10.1â€ diagonal|
|Display type||LED-backlit WSVGA with capacitive multi-touch|
|Graphics Card||Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD|
|Audio / Visual||High Definition Audio, stereo speakers, integrated stereo microphones, stereo microphone in jack, stereo headphone/line out jack; integrated 2 MP webcam|
|Communications||Marvell Ethernet (10/100/1000 NIC)|
|Expansion slots||Secure Digital slot: supports SD (Secure Digital), MMC (MultiMedia Card)|
|Ports and connectors||(3) USB 2.0 ports (1 powered), VGA, power connector, RJ-45/Ethernet, stereo microphone in jack, stereo headphone/line out jack|
|Input Devices||95% full-size keyboard, touchpad with scroll zone|
|Software||HP Recovery Manager (Windows 7 only), HP Support Assistant (Windows 7 only), Roxio Creator 10 (requires separately purchased external optical drive), Microsoft® Office Ready, Corel Home Office, HP QuickLook 3, HP QuickWeb|
|Security||HP Disk Sanitizer, Face Recognition for HP ProtectTools, Computrace BIOS support, Drive Encryption for HP Protect Tools, Kensington Lock slot|
|Dimensions||0.91 (at front) x 10.3 x 7.09 in / 23.2 (at front) x 262 x 180 mm Models with Touch: .98 (at front) x 10.3 x 7.09 in / 23.2 (at front x 262 x 180mm|
|Weight||Starting at 2.64 lb / 1.2 kg (with hard drive, weight will vary by configuration)|
|Power||4-cell (29 WHr, or 6-cell (55 WHr) Lithium-Ion battery, 40W Smart AC Adapter, HP Fast Charge|
|Expansion Solutions||Optional HP USB 2.0 Docking Station or HP Essential USB 2.0 Port Replicator|
|Warranty||Limited 1-year and 90-day warranty options available, depending on country, 1-year limited warranty on primary battery.|
|Color||Choices: black, red , blue, espresso|