Type: General Purpose, Ultraportable, Value, Business, Small Business, Netbook
Processor Name: Intel Atom N450
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Starter Edition
Processor Speed: 1.67 GHz
Weight: 2.8 lb.
Screen Size: 10.1 inches
Screen Size Type: Widescreen
Graphics Card: Intel GMA 3150
Storage Capacity (as Tested): 160GB
Rotation Speed: 7200 rpm
Networking Options: 802.11n
Primary Optical Drive: External
Battery Type: 29 Whr (Watt hours)
Tech Support: 1 year parts and labor
MobileMark 2007 – Standard Battery Productivity Load (hrs:min): 4:05
MobileMark 2007- Extended Battery – Productivity Load (hrs:min): 10:52
MobileMark 2007- Performance score: 65
SYSMARK 2007 – E-Learning: 34
SYSMARK 2007 – Video Creation: 40
SYSMARK 2007- Office Productivity: 49
SYSMARK 2007 – 3D Modeling: 31
SYSMARK 2007 -OVERALL: 38
HP Mini 5102 is a creation of 2 years’ worth of enhancements, the HP Mini 5102 is a genuinely built netbook that business users, government officers, as well as school children could carry around with pleasure. This model features a number of enhancements, such as the latest Intel Atom processor (and platform), virtually 11 hours of battery life, and new alternatives for a lifting handle and touchscreen.
The 5102 continues the custom of encircling the cover with metal trim. The 5102 presents 2 shades: Red and Blue. On selected units, HP will even allow you to custom configure a lifting handle that is connected to the rear – perfect for school children.
At 2.8 lbs., it is around the same weight like the earlier version. The 5102 regulates on a 10 inch wide screen and the widely used 1024×600 resolution, however a 1366×768 resolution is offered as an expensive alternative. The combination of the typing and browsing activities on the Mini 5102 continues to be among the best in the market.
Although it is not full size (95%), the island style keyboard is well-built and is best for people with meaty fingers. The mouse buttons, at the same time, are among the laxest and most click friendly available.
The Mini 5102 has among the best feature sets in its category. The common ones contain a VGA Out, multimedia card reader, Ethernet, 3 USB slots, and a 160GB (7200 rpm) hard disk. Wireless features consist of 802.11n Wi-Fi on a regular configuration and Bluetooth; HP is presenting embedded 3G as an alternative.
Additional features, like SSDs, a Broadcom HD decoder chip, and a higher capacity hard disk (250GB), were taken from the earlier model. The touchscreen option, however, is the latest add-on, that is best for browsing with your fingers.
The 5102 features a 1.67GHz Intel Atom N450 processor and new 2010 GMA 3150 graphics. Using Intel’s latest Atom platform did have a big effect on one performance factor, battery life. On MobileMark 2007, the 5102 obtained nearly 11 hours (10:52) with a 6-cell battery.
Regrettably, the $400 setup features a 29Wh (4-cell) battery only, that got 4 hours 5 minute score in MobileMark tests – far from what was accomplished using the 6-cell battery. HP is a huge company, with a lot of ecologically-aware procedures currently in place in 2010. The 5102 is licensed under Energy Star’s 5.0 specs and conveniently meets RoHS specifications.
Since it possesses an exceptional recycling system in place and removes harmful equipment from its components by using parts like an LED screen, the 5102 also qualified for EPEAT Gold.
The 5102’s usage of metals and what looks like endless extra features are best amongst netbook producers. Although there were not any enhancements in raw horsepower, the 5102 gets a new 6-cell battery, which exhausted well beyond the 10-hour mark. It is a shame, however, that numerous of the 5102′s “optional” features, are pricey add-ons.
Nevertheless, it is worth investing the additional funds on top of the $400 “SmartBuy” configuration which is best for typical computer users.