Price: Approximately £250
Size: 10.1 inches
Weight: 1.34 kg
Battery Life: Over 8 hours
Processor Speed: Intel Atom N455 1.66 GHz
Hard Drive: 250 GB
RAM: 1GB DDR3 RAM
HP have opted to give their netbooks a facelift and have now re-entered the market with the HP Mini 210. The immediate appeal is the excellent colours HP have provided, with colours on the bottom side as well as the lid. This helps to give the laptop a great finish and makes it very appealing looks wise.
The laptop is sturdy as well, the screen and keyboard are protected well by the outer shell. The other excellent feature is that upgrading components in this small laptop is very easy. A panel at the back of the netbook can be removed and memory and hard drive upgrades become extremely simple. We found this to be a very good feature as most other machines require the removal of many screws. This can be done witgh only the use of your hand.
The screen in the HP Mini 210 is of good quality and the picture is of a decent standard. Some versions offer a 1366 x 768 display capabilities on the glossy 10.1 inch screen, this allows windows to be displayed properly and avoids excessive scrolling.
This small laptop has a 93% Chiclet keyboard. The first thing you realise is how easy it is to type with little feeling of being cramped. This makes the netbook feel like a normal laptop. The machine also comes with 3 USB 2.0 ports, audio, Ethernet as well as a SDHC card slot and webcam. The HP is slightly lacking when it comes to connectivity with only 802.11bg wireless.
A unique feature about the HP Mini 210 is the absence of any buttons on the touchpad. Instead the manufacturers have opted for a touchpad. Unfortunately we found that using the touchpad can cause problems with unwanted scrolling and pointer movement.
The battery life on this laptop is a definite plus, with over 8 hours of battery life available.
Overall the HP Mini 210 is a good competitor in the market, aesthetically pleasing, this netbook has helped to bring HP back into the fold.
- Operating System: Windows 7 Starter (32 bit)
- Display: 10.1-inch LED Anti-Glare Widescreen WSVGA display (1024 x 600)
- Processor: Intel Atom N455 1.66 GHz
- Graphics: Intel GMA 3150
- WLAN: 802.11 b/g
- LAN: 10/100 Mbps Ethernet
- Memory: 1GB DDR2
- Storage: 250G 7200RPM hard drive
- Camera: HP Mini Webcam
- Speaker: Built-in Stereo speakers
- Card Reader: 5-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader
- Input / Output:1 x RJ-45, 1 x Audio jack-in, 1 x VGA, 3 x USB 2.0 ports,
- Battery Pack: 3 Cell Li-ion battery
- Dimensions: 10.55 x 6.9 x 0.9 – 1.11 inches
- Weight: 1.34 kg
- Color: Black, Blue, Red & Silver and others
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