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HP Mini 5102

alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the battery and design. The performance and keyboard are also mentioned favorably, but opinions about the connectivity and usability are mixed. Some have doubts about the size and touchpad.

durability, keyboard, design, battery, screen

price, touchpad, resolution

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP Mini 5102 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for HP Mini 5102

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of HP Mini 5102 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

build quality, keyboard, portability, screen, value for money

50% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: 5102 N450 10.1 160/2GB Pc5102 N450 10.1 160/1GB Pc5102 N450 10.1 160/2GB Pc

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HP Mini 5102 Review

 

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...

Great looks and solid construction; good keyboard; 7,200rpm HDD standard; lots of optional upgrades

Fingerprint-prone; can get extremely expensive; weird function-key switching; can't compete with CULV ultrathins

The Mini 5102 has a lot of selling points, from the great keyboard to the good-looking (if fingerprint-prone) chassis. At the base model, it’s a match for any Pine Trail netbook out there, and fully decked-out, it’s considerably better. But even after...

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HP Mini 5102

 

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.

New Intel Atom processor; excellent build quality

Some basic options can quickly drive up the price; small touch pad

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HP Mini 5102

 

Metallic lid is still pretty. Fast hard drives. Blue and Red configurations. Carrying handle option. Almost 11 hours of battery life. Typing and navigating combo has few equals. Environmentally friendly

66Wh (6-cell) battery is a costly add-on. Some degradation in speed tests. "Extras" are pricey

The HP Mini 5102 netbook is one of the best in its class, and features such as a touch screen, a carrying handle, and an optional 11-hour battery are now part of its impressive arsenal.

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HP Mini 5102 review

 

There are netbooks and then there's the HP Mini 5102. Or at least that's always been our impression of the 10-inch business and education targeted laptop,

Extremely solid, aluminum build ; Comfortable, chiclet keyboard ; Solid battery life

More expensive than competition ; Unnecessary touchscreen ; Lots of preloaded programs

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HP Mini 5102

 

The Mini 5102 is the latest in HP's line of business-optimized netbooks, featuring a ruggedized metal chassis and design elements tailored for the office road warrior. It does a great job of offering features that business users care about, but they...

Lots of options, including touchscreen display ; Good keyboard and touchpad

Expensive for a netbook ; Limited resolution

The design of the HP Mini 5102 is great for business users, but the high price doesn't buy you extra performance.

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HP Mini 5102

 

HP's sturdy and stylish Mini 5102 is a slight upgrade to one of our favourite netbooks, but we had hoped for a little more fresh thinking for 2010.

New Intel Atom processor, Excellent build quality

Some basic options can quickly drive up the price, Small touch pad

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HP Mini 5102 Review

 

If you're looking for a netbook with great battery life and good durability then the new HP Mini 5102 might be exactly what you need. You can even configure this netbook with a touchscreen for a tablet-like experience. Keep reading to find out if this...

Great build quality ; Nice keyboard ; Good pre-loaded software

Weak Atom processor ; Average touchpad

When we first reviewed the HP Mini 5102 someone at HP had the bright idea to try and sell this netbook for twice the price of similar netbooks. Thankfully, HP has updated the pricing for this excellent business-class netbook and we can update our...

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HP Mini 5102

 

As the sequel to one of our favorite all-around Netbooks, the HP Mini 5102 has some pretty big shoes to fill. It wasn't HP's choice in components that we liked about its business line 10-inch system--after all, most 2009 Netbooks shared a very uniform...

New Intel Atom processor; excellent build quality.

Some basic options can quickly drive up the price; small touch pad.

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.

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HP Mini 5102 review – one of the best PineTrail equiped netbooks

 

HP Mini 5102 review summary From the beginning, i have to say this is a more sober netbook from HP, from their business class. So, unlike other colored, glossy and joyful looking mini laptops on the market, the...

good performance for a 10 inch netbook powered netbook (for daily online use) ; good looking, at least for my taste (plus the entire body os matte) ; ergonomic chiclet keyboard, spill resistant + nice touchpad with independent click buttons ; fast...

a lot pricier than other 10 inch netbooks

From the beginning, i have to say this is a more sober netbook from HP, from their business class. So, unlike other colored, glossy and joyful looking mini laptops on the market, the Mini 5102 offers a classy look. But boy, is it good!

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Review: HP Mini 5102

 

HP goes upscale with netbooks.

Good build quality, slick design ; Full Corel office app suite ; Sharp webcam ; Quick-boot web, calendar, contact options

Still slow despite the price premium ; Counterintuitive function key shortcuts ; Poor built-in microphone

Hardware and softwareOur review unit was a base configuration. The $415 you pay for it nets 1 GB of RAM, Windows 7 Starter Edition, and a 1.66GHz Atom N450 processor. The professional focus is evident in the upgrade selections: higher end confi

Product Specifications

Mini Executive. Maximize your mobility with the lightweight HP Mini 5102. Face recognition for easy log-in, and Corel Home Office.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Run Time (Up To):4.5hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:512KB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:7.1in
Height:0.9in
Weight:2.6lbs
Width:10.3in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:10.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):25.7cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 600
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:United States
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:5102
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Mini

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Touchpad / Keyboard

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:667MHz

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft 2.0)/IEEE 802.11n (draft) / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Bluetooth 2.1
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.1/802.11b/g/n (draft 2.0)

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Type: None

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Professional / XP Professional downgrade

Processor

Clock Speed:1.66GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Number:N450
Type:Atom

RAM

Installed Size:1GB/2GB
Max Supported Size:2GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:160GB
Notebook Type:Netbook
Recommended Use:Home use

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel HD Graphics
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