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HP Mini 210



ESSENTIAL SPECS

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 

REVIEW

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.

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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.

The speakers on the HP Mini 210 are of a very average quality, many other netbooks on the market provide better sound levels.

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.  

SPECIFICATIONS

  • 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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Asus Eee PC 1015PX



ESSENTIAL SPECS

Price: Approximately £250
Size: 10.1 inches
Weight: 1.25 kg
Battery Life: Up to 11 hours
Processor Speed: Intel Atom N570 dual-core processor
Hard Drive: 250 GB
RAM: 1GB DDR3 RAM (expandable to 2GB)

REVIEW

Powered by the new Intel Atom N570 dual-core processor, Eee PC 1015PX is the latest addition to the Eee PC Seashell series to provide perfect combination of multi-tasking productivity, with a richer multimedia and Internet experience. Thanks to the ASUS exclusive Super Hybrid Engine technology, you have the perfect travel companion that lasts up to an incredible 11 hours of unplugged freedom.1 The Eee PC 1015PX is also encased in a smooth matte-finished shell that captivates onlookers.

Plus, it boasts outstanding comfort with a chiclet keyboard, multi-touch trackpad, and convenient hot keys – granting you quick access to Express Gate, the mini-operating system, and control of the ASUS Super Hybrid Engine that instantly optimizes system performance. Throw in a generous 250GB hard drive with unlimited ASUS WebStorage2 and you get the ability to store, share, and access your important data anytime, anywhere.asus eee pc 1015px

With the latest Intel Atom dual-core processor, the N570 provides the perfect combination of multi-tasking productivity, with a richer multimedia and Internet experience. The Eee PC 1015PX gets the job done, all day long with ASUS-exclusive Super Hybrid Engine technology that intelligently helps optimize the system, to give you max power when you need it, and max battery when you don’t. With a battery that lasts up to 11 hours between recharges, 1 you have the perfect travel companion in the Eee PC 1015PX.

The Eee PC 1015PX has more surface area for a wider, more comfortable palm rest. The ergonomic chiclet keyboard is full-size, with concave keys that direct your finger to the center of the surface.

Weighing only 2.76lbs (with battery), the thin and light Eee PC 1001PX is so compact that you can use it on a plane or any tight space with room to spare. With a 10.1″ LED backlit screen (1024×600), the Eee PC 1015PX displays crisp and vivid graphics in a portable form factor. The multi-touch trackpad lets you easily zoom in and out to view photos or read documents simply by sliding two fingertips together or apart.

Not only does the Eee PC 1001PX have a 250GB hard drive, it also comes with unlimited complementary ASUS WebStorage.2 ASUS WebStorage makes it easy for users to share media with friends and family via a simple drag and drop online interface so you can back up data and access it anywhere online.

Connect, communicate, and explore online with features that transform your wireless world. The Eee PC 1015PX Seashell connects you to your wireless world faster. With up to 160 times faster transfer speeds3 compared to Bluetooth v2.1, the refined capabilities of Bluetooth v3.0 let you transfer data wirelessly to smart phones and other Bluetooth-enabled devices faster. High-speed wireless N connectivity is six times faster than 802.11b/g, for snappy Web surfing between your favorite sites and quicker video streaming. The integrated webcam and microphone lets you Skype face-to-face with friends, family, and colleagues in crisp, clear quality.

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SPECIFICATIONS

  • Operating System: Windows 7 Starter (32 bit)
  • Display: 10.1-inch LED WXGA display (1024 x 600)
  • Processor: Intel Atom N570 dual-core processor
  • Graphics: Intel UMA
  • WLAN: 802.11 b/g/n (@ 2.4GHz), Bluetooth v3.0
  • LAN: 10/100 Mbps Ethernet
  • Memory: 1GB DDR3, 1 x SODIMM (expandable to 2GB)
  • Storage: 250G 5400RPM hard drive
  • Camera: 0.3 megapixel
  • Speaker: Built-in Stereo speakers
  • Microphone: Digital Array Microphones
  • Card Reader: 2-in-1 card reader; MMC/SD (SDHC)
  • Input / Output:1 x Audio jack-out, 1 x Audio jack-in, 3 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 (D-sub 15 pin)
  • Battery Pack: 56w/h, 6 cell high capacity
  • Dimensions: 10.31 x 7.01 x 1.02 ~ 1.44 –inches
  • Weight: 1.25 kg (with 6 cell battery)
  • Color: Black, Blue, Red & White

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Samsung N145



ESSENTIAL SPECS

Price: Approximately £190
Size: 10.1 inches
Weight: 1.26 kg
Battery Life: Up to 10 hours
Processor Speed: 1.66 GHz
Hard Drive: 250 GB
RAM: 1GB DDR2 RAM

REVIEW

Small Laptops Guide managed to get our hands on the Samsung N145. We are a fan of the Samsung netbook range, they are stylish and excellent value for money, without losing anything on performance. This small laptop offering also proves to be the same. 1GB of memory, an Intel Atom N450 Processor and 3 USB 2.0 ports plus up to 10 hours battery life help to make this a great little laptop.

The Samsung N145 has a very simple and stylish look, with Samsung opting to for a matt finish rather than a shiny one. The case on this small laptop is sturdy and robust and opening the lid is no issue with one hand or two. The hinges seem strong as well in comparison to other machines. This netbook can definitely handle use of heavysmall laptops handed men and The Samsung N145 is also available in a pink colour making it very appealing to women as well.

One thing to remember is although Samsung have advertised this machine as having a battery life up to 10 hours, this is really more like 6. Still this is longer than most similar items and definitely longer than most.

The keyboard is also easy to use although the touchpad is a little small, however it does seem robust and could handle plenty of clicking. The display is also clear, a standard Intel Graphics card and Atom processor make it extremely similar to its competitors regarding specifications.

The best things about the N145 are the noise and temperature levels. The machine is extremely quiet and stays cool despite heavy use.

Overall at such a cheap price, this stylish netbook is definitely a great buy, its affordable price of under £200 is a steal. We often admire the Samsung netbooks here at Small Laptops Guide and this offering is no different.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Model: Samsung N145 Plus Netbook
  • Processor: Intel Atom N450, 1.66GHz speed
  • Display: 10.1″ WSVGA SuperBright LED Backlit LCD,
  • Resolution: 1024 x 600
  • Graphics: UMA Chip, 128MB integrated Intel GMA 3150 DVMT
  • Memory/RAM: 1GB DDR2
  • Wireless connectivity: 802.11 b/g/n WLAN
  • Dimensions: 26.4 cm (L) x 18.8 cm (W) x 2.53 cm (H)
  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Starter
  • Weight: 1.26kg
  • Battery Life: Up to 10 hours battery life
  • Colors: Black, Blue, Pink, White

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