HP Mini 5103 Business Class Netbook Gains Dual Core Atom N550

Following up on the success of the metal alloy encased HP Mini 5102 HP has announced the HP Mini 5103, a refreshed business class netbook with a new dual Core Intel Atom N550 processor and a new espresso color. In addition to the new options, this durable netbook retains its spill resistant keyboard, long battery life, touch screen and handle options that have made it a hit in schools and for traveling executives.

The HP Mini 5103 comes with a 10.1″ screen that is available in a touch configuration that closes on a 95% full size, edge to edge, keyboard. The screen can be configured in a standard 1024 x 768 resolution or in 1366×768 and paired with a Broadcom HD Accelerator card for an HD display capable of handling 720P and 1080P video; locally and online.

One of the biggest selling points of this business class series is the built-in durability that doesn’t add bulk or a huge price increase. In addition to the anodized-aluminum case, the keyboard is spill resistant with an HP duracoat finish that helps the lettering last 50% longer than standard keys.

The durability, touch and handle options as well as the relatively low price tag have made the earlier versions of the HP Mini 5103 popular in educational settings where students are using them in the classroom and even taking them home. Some school shave even opted to include integrated Wireless for a high speed connection anywhere.

The  HP Min 5103 offers an optional Mobile broadband solution powered by GOBI and an optional GPS.

For users who need to get a quick look at the day ahead or look up an item online but don’t want to wait for the netbook to boot into Windows the HP Mini 5103 is equipped with HP DayStarter and HP Quickweb which give you access to your email/calendar and the Internet respectively.

The HP Mini 5103 comes standard with a 6 cell battery rated for 4.5 hours and an optional 6 cell battery which can deliver over 10 hours of battery life.

The HP Mini 5103 with dual-core Intel Atom N550 processor will be available from HP on September 17th starting at $399.99.

HP Mini 5103 Detailed Specs:

Brand HP
Model Mini 5103
type Netbook
Operating system Preinstalled :

  • Genuine Windows 7 Starter 32
  • Genuine Windows XP Home
  • FreeDOS
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise 11
Processor Intel® Atom N455, N475 or dual core N550 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)
Memory 1 GB
Internal Storage 160GB hard drive with the following options

Choices: 160/250/320 GB 7200 rpm SATA with HP 3D DriveGuard (supported on Windows models only);

80/128 GB Solid State Drive (*hard drive capacity over 160 GB or Solid State Drives only available in select markets with select operating systems)

Removable Storage Optional HP External USB 2.0 CD/DVD R/RW Drive
Display Size 10.1” diagonal
Display type LED-backlit WSVGA , optional capacitive multi-touch
Resolution 1024×600 option for: 1366×768
Graphics Card Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD,

Optional Broadcom Crystal HD Enhanced Video Accelerator (32MB x 16 DDR2)

Audio / Visual High Definition Audio, stereo speakers, integrated stereo microphones, stereo microphone in jack, stereo headphone/line out jack; integrated 2 MP webcam
Wireless Support Optional HP un2420 EV-DO/HSPA Mobile Broadband Module (requires mobile network operator service), GPS enabled; optional Intel 802.11 b/g/n, Broadcom 802.11 a/b/g/n, Broadcom 802.11 b/g, or Broadcom 802.11 b/g and Bluetoothâ„¢ combo adapter; optional Bluetooth 2.1; HP Wireless Assistant
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

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