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HP Mini 5102

alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the screen and battery. The design and keyboard also get good opinions. Opinions about the connectivity and usability are different, while the resolution and touchpad get critical comments.

build quality, keyboard, design, battery, screen

value for money, 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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alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of HP Mini 5102 from 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

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

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

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

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Review: HP Mini 5102 netbook


HP's Mini 5102 is the company's current business netbook. It's a slight refresh of the Mini 5101 that we reviewed last year. In addition to the new Intel Pine Trail processor the 5102 got a number of interesting upgrade options, including a fold-out...

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HP Mini 5102 review (netbook for business, education markets)


In some ways the HP Mini 5102 ups the game by offering an Intel Atom Pine Trail processor and a whole slew of options that you won't find on most netbooks including an optional touchscreen, Broadcom Crystal HD video accelerator, HD display, and...

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HP Mini 5102 review


HP Mini 5102 was released in Jan.8, Beijing. With the advantages of high configuration, long battery life, convenient security software, fast hard drive and boot time, HP Mini 5102 becomes the super star in the laptop market. If you are interested in...

Of course, HP Mini 5102 has some disadvantages, for example, the fan is a little loud, the price is high, but anyway, HP Mini 5102 is your smart choice if you want to get a netbook.

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


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


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

Cache Memory

Installed Size:512KB

Dimensions & Weight


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


Country Kits:United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Mini

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Touchpad / Keyboard


Data Bus Speed:667MHz


Type: None


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


Clock Speed:1.66GHz
Processor Number:N450


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


Storage Removable

Type: None


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

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel HD Graphics