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HP Mini 1103

alaTest has collected and analyzed 58 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the screen and size are overall positive. The keyboard and portability also get good feedback, whereas comments about the touchpad and usability are mixed. There are some less positive reviews about the sound and performance.

battery, portability, keyboard, size, screen

performance, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP Mini 1103 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 58 reviews)

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HP Mini 1103

 

The HP Mini 1103 is a netbook that may not have an impressive list of components, but the low price should more than make up for it.

Nice $300 price tag. Sturdy plastic chassis. Spill-resistant keyboard. 7-hour battery life

Tiny trackpad. Squeaky keyboard. Dinky single-core processor

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HP Mini 1103

 

The business-oriented HP Mini 1103 netbook is good-looking and solidly designed, and it has great battery life. Two years ago it would've earned high praise. Today it reminds us how inadequate Atom-based netbooks are for all but the most basic...

Bluetooth ; Affordable ; Good battery life

Poor performer out of the box

This affordable, good-looking netbook has great battery life but is a slothful performer without software tweaks.

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HP Mini 1103 Review

 

The HP Mini 1103 is one of the latest business class netbooks on the market to offer extreme portability and battery life for an extremely low price. Is this 10-inch netbook worth $300 from your company's coffers, or should your IT manager spend a...

Clean design ; Easy to upgrade ; Cheap

Weak performance ; Low-res screen ; Cramped keyboard

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HP Mini 1103

 

HP's Netbooks have traditionally come in two versions: consumer 10-inch models such as the Mini 210 , and pro-level Netbooks such as the Mini 5103 . The $299 Mini 1103 is both and neither. An affordable business/education-targeted Netbook, it has a...

Budget-priced Netbook with solid construction; excellent battery life; comfortable keyboard.

Lacks HDMI; single-core Atom CPU; narrow touch pad; limited customization; ultimately, still a plain old single-core Netbook.

If you're looking for a budget-level Netbook with a long battery life, the HP Mini 1103 offers a very affordable package compared with other HP Netbooks. Just be forewarned: there isn't anything here you haven't seen before.

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HP Mini 1103

 

HP's netbook for older students provides excellent battery life at a low price.

For $299, the HP Mini 1103 delivers a solid keyboard, long battery life and a good software bundle for students. This netbook holds its own against the ASUS Eee PC 1001P, which beats the HP in the style department but lags slightly behind in most...

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HP Mini 1103

 

HP's Mini netbooks have traditionally been well priced, durable, and fast enough for basic tasks. A new model for 2011, the Mini 1103, acts as an inexpensive successor to other business netbooks like the Mini 5101 and 5102. HP is positioning this...

Excellent battery life ; Aggressively priced ; Sturdy keyboard

Underwhelming performance ; Flat audio ; Glossy top half collects fingerprints

This low-cost netbook's long battery life and solid software bundle help reduce the sting of its so-so performance. It’s a good choice for budget-minded consumers and businesspeople who need a road-companion PC.

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"Great! But don't put much stuff on it!"

 

I use it for traveling. Don't use it as a full time laptop because it gets slow soon. I recommend the Macbook pro as a full time laptop!

Great Design, good portable laptop!

My iPhone 4s is faster than it. 1gb of ram is slow for multitasking.

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Perfect netbook for the road

 

One of my favorite netbooks I've laid my hands on.

Super portable with an extremely long battery life. Optional WWAN with cellular providers (Verizon in my case), very little bloatware

2GB ram maximum, single core processor...basically it's not a desktop replacement, but if you're looking at this, you dont want one

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"Looks like a super product."

 

I love it. I would love to have one and basically take it with me everywhere I go. I had thought about a KINDLE [new one] at 199, but at $100 more, this really offers all that and so much more, such as availability to the Internet for searching...

Small, but still has many positive aspects. Moving closer to alleviating need to have access to a PC.

Even thought the long battery life is great, it tends to get hot, and effectively "shortens" it's REAL LIFE.

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Good Solid Portable Netbook

 

Would I buy this again? Yes, for the purpose I bought it -- checking e-mail, some web surfing and social networking. If you want a lightweight portable PC for basic tasks, this is just fine and the price is right. If you generally use a desktop,...

Almost full-size (real, not virtual) keyboard, light weight & size (as compared to laptops), 10-inch screen, decent size and speed HD (250GB@7500RPM), battery runs 6-7 hours depending on what you are doing. Comes with a very basic version of MS Word

Yes, it only has a single core Atom processor and 1 GB RAM, so don't expect it to be super fast and you will not be disappointed. You get what you pay for at this price. I definitely recommend adding an inexpensive aftermarket upgrade to 2GB RAM, as per

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