HP Mini 5102: Business Pine Trail netbook announced & reviewed

January 6, 2010 at 8:31 am

HP Mini 5102HP has announced the follow-up to its 10-inch Mini 5101 business netbook with the Intel Pine Trail enabled Mini 5102. As is denoted by the minor change in model number, the Mini 5102 looks largely the same as the 5101 with its sub 1-inch aluminum and magnesium chassis and 95 percent keyboard.

The 5102 comes with either a 1.66GHz N450 or 1.83GHz N470 Pineview Atom. Up to 2GB RAM is included and you also get a fast 7200RPM HDD (160/250/320GB) or SSD (80/128GB), Connectivity is taken care of by Wi-Fi (b/g/n) and Bluetooth. Read more

HP Mini 5101 video hands-on

August 5, 2009 at 7:24 pm

HP Mini 5101We have not seen too many videos of HP’s business-targeted Mini 5101, so we thought we’d share a video tour demoed by James over at JKOnTheRun. So far, he is impressed with the solid build quality, thanks to its metal casing. He is also fond of the 95-percent chiclet keyboard.

His video tour shows off the hardware itself, including ports and connectors. It also gives an idea how little the 6-cell battery adds to the bulk of the netbook. The netbook is also one of the few that has a 2.0MP webcam. Battery life is claimed to be around the 6 hours mark, which is certainly respectable. Check out the video after the break. Read more

HP Mini 5101 gets HD display & 6-cell battery upgrade options

July 28, 2009 at 6:43 pm

HP Mini 5101The business-targeted HP Mini 5101 netbook became available in the US last week. However at the time only the Windows XP model was available, it now appears that a SUSE Linux option is also available along with upgrade options for a high-resolution (1366 x 768) display and 6-cell battery.

Both 6-cell battery and HD display options cost a reasonable $25 each to upgrade. Other upgrade options include 2GB RAM for $25 (not included for the XP Home SKU), 3G modem for $125 and a variety of HDD and SDD storage options. A Draft-N Wi-Fi module is also available for $20. These customisation options are available right now.

Via Liliputing.

HP Mini 5101 netbook review roundup

July 24, 2009 at 12:55 pm

HP Mini 5101The HP Mini 5101 netbook is marketed to business users and is the successor to the well-received HP Mini 2140 that will be discontinued in the next few months. It features a magnesium alloy chassis, a fast 7200RPM hard-disk drive, a 95 percent chiclet keyboard with HP DuraKey finish and a protective HDD system called HP 3D DriveGuard.

A couple of sites (Laptop Mag and PC Mag) have published reviews of the HP Mini 5101 netbook. Both sites praised the Mini 5101 for its solid and attractive design (important if you’re on the road a lot) as well as its performance. However, battery life wasn’t as good as some netbooks that are cheaper than the 5101. Check out the key review points after the jump. Read more

Business-targeted HP Mini 5101 netbook now available

July 20, 2009 at 3:12 pm

HP Mini 5101The HP Mini 5101 netbook is now on sale in the US from $399. The Mini 5101 is marketed to the business segment and features a magnesium alloy chassis, a fast 7200RPM hard-disk drive, a 95 percent chiclet keyboard with HP DuraKey finish and a protective HDD system called HP 3D DriveGuard.

The Mini 5101 comes with a 10.1-inch (1024 x 600) display powered by a 1.66GHz N280 Atom CPU and 1GB RAM. Various HDD and SDD storage options are offered along with a choice of Windows XP Home, XP Pro, Vista Home Basic, Vista Business, or SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 operating systems.

The listed model comes with XP Home, a 4-cell battery (good for 4.5 hours of use), Wi-Fi (Draft-N) and Bluetooth 2.0. You’ll also get three USB ports, a 2MP webcam and card reader. The 6-cell battery and high-resolution (1366 x 768) options do not appear to be available right now.

Via HP Mini Guide [via Slashgear].

HP Mini 5101 – the ultimate business netbook?

June 24, 2009 at 1:19 pm

HP Mini 5101HP has unleashed its latest netbook, the HP Mini 5101. This model is the successor to the Mini 2140 which is currently being phased out and it looks like a very worth update. As with the Mini 2140, the Mini 5101 netbook is targeted to business users.

The Mini 5101 moves away from the plastics that adorn most netbooks and instead uses anodized aluminium that surrounds the display and a magnesium alloy chassis. The result is a design that some may describe as bland, but personally I’m quite fond of it. Maybe that’s because it is all black and reminds me quite a bit of the Lenovo Thinkpad. Read more