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HP Mini 5102

alaTest has collected and analyzed 58 reviews of HP Mini 5102. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and battery. The keyboard and durability also get good views. Opinions about the connectivity and usability are different, while many are critical about the touchpad and size.

performance, durability, keyboard, battery, design

price, size, touchpad

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 84/100 = 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 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Comments about the reliability and keyboard are on the whole positive. The portability and durability are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the battery and design.

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usability, design, battery

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 Pc

May, 2018

Expert review by : Nathan Edwards (

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...

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : PC Magazine (

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.

Jul, 2010

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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, sinc...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Jason Cross (

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.

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : ZDNet (

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

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : Jerry Jackson (

HP Mini 5102 Review (Updated)


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

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (

HP Mini 5102 review


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.

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : LAPTOP Magazine (

HP Mini 5102 Review


Yes, the HP Mini 5102 is marketed towards the business and education crowd, but because netbooks are designed to be taken anywhere, we think it's worth the $20 to $45 premium to get the Mini 5102's durable all-metal design versus a plastic competitor....

Very long battery life, Three color options, Comfortable, spill-resistant keyboard, Fast hard drive and boot time, Very good speakers, Convenient security software

Pricier than other netbooks, Fan is a bit loud

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Mike (

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!

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Kelcey Lehrich (

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

Jul, 2010

Product Specifications

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


Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HDA / High Definition Audio / IDT 92HD75B
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Battery Capacity:29 / 66
Battery capacity (Watt hours):29 / 66
Battery life (max):10 / 4.30
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4 / 6
Run Time (Up To):4.5hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:512KB


Front camera resolution (numeric):2


Energy Star certified: / Yes


Color of product:Black
Internal: Yes
Product type:Netbook

Dimensions & Weight


Disk Drive

Hard disk drive type:250 GB 7200 rpm SATA\n250 GB / 250 GB 7200 rpm SATA\nSerial ATA hard drive 160, 250 or 320 GB (7200 rpm), HP 3D DriveGuard (supported on Windows models only)


Aspect Ratio:16:9 / 5:3
Display Diagonal:10.1
Display Resolution:1024 x 600 / 1366 x 768
LED backlight: Yes

Display (Projector)

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

Energy Management

Power supply:40

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model: / Intel GMA 3150
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200
On-board graphics adapter model:Integrated

Hard Drive

Hard disk drive type:250 GB 7200 rpm SATA\n250 GB / 250 GB 7200 rpm SATA\nSerial ATA hard drive 160, 250 or 320 GB (7200 rpm), HP 3D DriveGuard (supported on Windows models only)


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

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Touchpad / Keyboard


Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:95% full-sized keyboard / QWERTY
Pointing device: / Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:667MHz


Internal memory:1 / 2
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2
Memory clock speed:667 / 800
Memory layout:1 x 1
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1
Memory slots: / 1x SO-DIMM
Memory upgrade:2


Type: None


Mouse included: No


3G:No / Yes
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
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
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Marvell Ethernet PCI Controller (10/100/1000 NIC)
Networking Type:GigabitEthernet, WLAN / Integrated Marvell Ethernet (10/100/1000 NIC)
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
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

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:-600 - 480
Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing):5 - 95
Operating altitude:-600 - 120
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 95

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: / DVD-RW / No

Optical Storage

Type: None

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Professional / XP Professional downgrade

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HDA
Battery Type:6-cell (66 WHr) Lithium-Ion Battery
Compatibility:Mini 5101, Mini 5102, Mini 5103
Compatible operating systems:Genuine Windows 7 Professional 32 / Genuine Windows 7 Starter\nGenuine Windows XP Home\nSUSE Linux Enterprise 11\nFreeDOS
Dimensions (WxDxH):0.913 x 10.3 x 7.09 / 10.3 x 7.09 x 0.913 / 7.09 x 0.913 x 10.3
Display: / LCD / LED / TFT
Docking solution:Optional HP USB 2.0 Docking Station
Expansion Slots:1 secure digital/MultiMedia card
Graphics:GMA 3150 / GMA 950 / HD Graphics
Graphics adapter:GMA 3150 / GMA 950 / HD Graphics
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
Hard drive controller type:SATA (7200 rpm)
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Maximum hard drive capacity:320
Memory Type:DDR2 SDRAM / DDR2, 800 MHz, 1024 or 2048 MB
Minimum hard disk space:160
Modem Type:No modem included
Operating system note:Contact your reseller or HP sales representative for additional operating system choices and domain join support
Power Requirements:External 40W HP AC Adapter\n6-cell (55 WHr) Lithium-Ion battery / External 40W HP AC Adapter\n6-cell (66 WHr) Lithium-Ion Battery
TV in port: No
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wireless option type:Y
Wireless Technology:802.11 a/b/g / 802.11a/b/g/n / 802.11b/g / Broadcom 802.11a/b/g, HP Integrated Module with Bluetooth 2.1 Wireless Technology / Broadcom 802.11a/b/g; HP Integrated Module with Bluetooth 2.1 Wireless Technology / IEEE 802.11b/g / IEEE 802.11b/g/n / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u IEEE 802.3ab


GPS (satellite):N
TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack:No / Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
Headphone outputs:1
I/O ports:3 USB 2.0; 1 VGA-in; 1 AC power; 1 RJ-45; 1 stereo microphone in; 1 stereo headphone/line-out
Microphone in: Yes
Port replicator: No
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Power supply:40


Bus type:DMI
Chipset: / Intel NM10 / Intel NM10 Express
Clock Speed:1.66GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Motherboard chipset:Intel NM10 / Intel NM10 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:123
Processing die size:66
Processor: / N450 / N455
Processor cache:0.5
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Pineview
Processor cores:1
Processor family: / Intel® Atom™
Processor frequency:1.66
Processor front side bus:667
Processor lithography:45
Processor model:N450 / N455
Processor Number:N450
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Atom N400 series
Processor socket:FCBGA559
Processor threads:2
Thermal Design Power (TDP):5.5 / 6.5

Processor special features

Embedded options available: Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: No
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:42503 / 49491
Processor code:SLBMG / SLBX9
Processor package size:22
Supported instruction sets:SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


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


Cable lock slot:Kensington / No / Yes
Security management:McAfee Total Protection Trial, HP ProtectTools Security Manager, Kensington Lock Slot, HP Disk Sanitizer, Setup Password, Power-On Password, Support for Computrace LoJack Pro for HP ProtectTools
Security management description:McAfee Total Protection Trial, HP ProtectTools Security Manager, Kensington Lock Slot, HP Disk Sanitizer, Setup Password, Power-On Password, Support for Computrace LoJack Pro for HP ProtectTools

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Bundled software:HP Support Assistant (Windows 7 only), HP QuickLook 3, HP QuickWeb, HP QuickSync, HP Connection Manager, Corel Home Office, Microsoft Office Ready with 60-day Office Professional 2007 Trial Edition (select models), Adobe Flash Player, PDF Complete, Skype, WinZip
Operating system architecture:32-bit
Operating system installed: / FreeDOS / No / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 7 Starter / Windows XP Professional


Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:160 / 250
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA
Total Storage Capacity:160 / 250 / 320

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.913 / 7.09
Height:0.913 / 10.3
Height (front):0.913 / 0.98
Width:10.3 / 7.09 / 9.13