Last update: 18 April 2010
- Review by Engadget
HP Mini 5102 is one of the best designed notebook featuring; Intel Atom N450 processor, 2.64-pound, 2GB of DDR2 memory and a 160GB 7200RPM hard drive.
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HP Mini 5102 Reviews
Engadget reviews the HP Mini 5102 and writes;
“Hands down, the Mini 5102’s spill-proof, chiclet keyboard is one of the best netbook keyboards ever made — the square matte keys are incredibly firm, and we typed this entire review at an incredibly fast pace with few typos in the original draft…”
CNET reviews the HP Mini 5102 and writes;
“The good: The good: New Intel Atom processor; excellent build quality. The bad: Some basic options can quickly drive up the price; small touch pad. The bottom line: HP’s sturdy and stylish Mini 5102 is a slight upgrade to one of our favorite Netbooks, but we had hoped for a little more fresh thinking for 2010. ”
LaptopMag reviews the HP Mini 5102 and writes;
“The most impressive thing about the 5102 (other than its build quality) is its endurance. On the LAPTOP Battery Test, the six-cell battery lasted a whopping 10 hours and 8 minutes. This runtime is far superior to the 5101’s 7:52, but about half an hour behind the ASUS Eee PC 1005PE.”
Notebook Review reviews the HP Mini 5102 and writes;
“External temperatures on the new HP Mini 5102 are quite comfortable and typical of most current-generation netbooks. Temperature readings taken from the outside of the plastic chassis remained “lap friendly” during normal use. The only time that temperature readings spiked was when I stressed the GPU and CPU when playing games. ”
PC World reviews the HP Mini 5102 and writes;
“The design and feature set of the HP Mini 5102 is quite good, especially for the business audience it targets. The keyboard and touchpad are an improvement over the consumer-focused HP Minis, and scores of options are available.”
JKontherun reviews the HP Mini 5102 and writes;
“The brushed metal casing and long battery life make the 5102 a great traveling companion. The requests for a video review of the Mini 5102 have been coming hot and heavy since the device arrived at Mobile Tech Manor. ”
Video review of HP Mini 5102 by BradLinder
Video preview of HP Mini 5102 by Digital Trends
Video preview of HP Mini 5102 touchscreen display by BradLinder
HP Mini 5102 Specifications
# Operating System: Genuine Windows 7 Starter (32-bit)
# Processor: Intel Atom N450 Processor 1.66GHz (667MHz FSB)
# Memory: 1GB 800MHz DDR2 SDRAM
# Storage: 160GB 7200rpm SATA HDD
# Display: 10.1-inch diagonal (1024×600)
# Graphics: Intel GMA 3150 integrated graphics
# Wireless: Broadcom 802.11a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR
# Expansion: 4-in-1 media card slot
# Dimensions (H x W x D): 0.91-1.25 x 10.4 x 7.25 inches (including feet)
# Weight: 2.64 lb with 4-cell battery (not including weight of AC adapter).
# Power: Standard 4-cell (28WHr)Lithium-ion battery or 6-cell (66WHr) extended-life battery
# Warranty: One-year standard warranty
HP Mini 5102 Press Release
HP Unveils Touch-enabled Notebook and Minis in Stylish Designs
HP today – LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6, 2010 – expanded its award-winning portfolio of mobile products with a new TouchSmart notebook and colorful netbooks, including the company’s first touch-enabled Mini.
With thin, striking designs, the new models are engineered to provide an unsurpassed customer experience:
* The HP TouchSmart tm2 is a powerful, convertible, touch-enabled notebook PC encased in a sophisticated aluminum design with engraved illustration.
* The HP Mini 5102, HP’s first touch-enabled netbook, is designed for students and mobile professionals alike. It features an all-metal case in black, red or blue and offers a range of features, including face recognition for easy log-on to Windows® operating systems and password-protected websites.
* Available in the HP Mini’s broadest range of color and design options to date, the HP Mini 210 and 2102 are affordable companion PCs that provide all-day computing,(1) optional high-definition (HD) video playback, and optional global positioning system (GPS) and mobile broadband connectivity.(2,3)
HP Mini 5102
Starting at only 2.6 pounds, the HP Mini 5102 is a full-performance netbook designed for mobile professionals and students.(7) Available in either a standard or touch-enabled version, the HP Mini 5102 features a sturdy, lightweight anodized-aluminum display enclosure with a choice of black, red or blue brushed finishes.(8) It also features an optional handle, which makes it easy to carry.
The touchscreen option allows users to get work done more intuitively and quickly based on their choice of input methods. Multitouch gestures, finger taps and swipes across the screen allow users to navigate through applications and menus(8) as well as provide access to information and websites.(3)
The keyboard of the Mini 5102 produces a great typing experience for email, instant messaging and other text-driven applications.(3) The 95 percent of full-size QWERTY keyboard, plus a touchpad, compares favorably to smaller keyboards of competing companion PCs.
Logging on to Windows and other websites is fast and easy with HP Face Recognition for Protect tools. Users simply face the 2-megapixel webcam of the HP Mini 5102 to log in.
The HP Mini 5102 also features the latest Intel Atom™ N450 processor,(9) multiple connectivity options including mobile broadband,(3) and a large 10.1-inch diagonal LED display available in either WSVGA or HD(2) resolutions. When equipped with the optional Broadcom HD video decoder technology, the HP Mini 5102 can play back high-resolution 720- and 1,080-pixel HD video content.(2,3)
Customers can choose either a four-cell battery for lighter weight or six-cell battery for longer battery life. When configured with the optional six-cell battery, the HP Mini 5102 delivers up to 10 hours of battery runtime.(1)
HP also is offering the HP Mini 5102 in a HP Student Edition, designed to help students learn and to provide IT administrators a reliable, scalable and affordable IT environment. The Student Edition brings leading software to students, can be configured with an optional handle and is available in black, red or blue for a customized experience.
HP Student Edition backpacks are designed with students in mind. A durable suspended notebook compartment helps protect the HP Mini or HP Student Edition Notebook from bumps and scratches. Convenient features – such as a thermal compartment for lunches and snacks, a roomy book compartment, quick-access compartments for phones and personal media, and extra padding in the shoulder straps and back – keep students prepared and comfortable.
The HP Mini 5102 is expected to be available in the United States this month with a starting price of $399.
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