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All posts tagged "business netbook"


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A Serious Netbook for Business: HP Mini 5103

Posted by Michael Knutson in "HP Laptops & Netbooks" @ 01:00 AM

http://notebooks.com/2010/11/09/hp-...nues-tradition/

"The HP Mini 5103 netbook is the latest business class netbook from HP, continuing on the style and design of the HP Mini 5102 (review), offering users a very portable package with more durability and extra features than we typically see in a netbook. The price is a bit higher for these extra features, but well worth it for netbook purchasers who plan to use the small device for business."

HP has a great looking successor to the Mini 5102 here, with an optional capacitive touchscreen that can be greatly enhanced by Mirabyte Frontface, an optional carrying handle ($29), an all-metal chasis, a very excellent spill-resistant keyboard, an option ($25) for a 1366x768 screen (1024x600 is standard) that is viewable outdoors, an option for a dual-core Intel Atom N550 processor, lots of ports, and an option for a 6-cell battery ($25) that HP rates at 10 hours of usage. Negatives reported include a small touchpad, and a fan that runs quite a bit.

Pricing starts at $399, but expect the price to jump as options are added. I built a test configuration for what I'd typically order (no touch screen), and the Atom N550-equipped model starts at $542, with a few upgrades went to $702, and swapping the hard drive for an 128GB SSD (+ $325) brought the price to $1027. All things considered, not a bad price for what you get.


Thursday, August 5, 2010

Review of the HP Mini 5102 "Business Netbook"

Posted by Michael Knutson in "HP Laptops & Netbooks" @ 02:00 PM

http://www.maximumpc.com/article/re...review_progress

"It's business time. Is "business netbook" a misnomer? Aren't business notebooks supposed to be both portable and powerful, while emitting a confident and businesslike aura? Can a netbook ever be enough for a business user? HP is one of the few companies out there betting that a netbook can be appealing to a business audience."

Finally a 10.1-inch "business" netbook that supports higher (1366x768) resolution at only a $25 premium, adds Broadcom Crystal video acceleration for $45 more, 2GB RAM for an additional $25 (also requires an upgrade beyond Windows 7 Starter), and an extended 6-cell battery for $25. The ability to customize is a huge plus, and should resonate well with business users, especially the 8-hour battery life (with the extended battery). Base price is scheduled to be around $400, and even with these options added, the price remains reasonable for a 3.5-pound business netbook. Hopefully the 5102 will be on HP's web site for purchase soon!


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