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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 really like the design and battery. The keyboard and durability also get good feedback, whereas the connectivity and usability get mixed reviews. The touchpad and size get critical reviews.

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 Views about the reliability and keyboard are overall positive. The portability and durability also get good feedback, whereas many are negative about the battery and design.

performance, durability, portability, keyboard, reliability

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

Oct, 2017

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

Expert review by: (

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 Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


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

Cache Memory

Installed Size:512KB


Front camera resolution (numeric):2

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
Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Memory channels supported by processor:1
Memory types supported by processor:DDR2 667
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Pineview
Processor Number:N450
Processor Series:Intel Atom N400 series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):5.5

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Processor ARK ID:42503 / 49491
Processor package size:22


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