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HP MINI 5103

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 reviews of HP MINI 5103. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the keyboard and screen. The battery and design are also mentioned favorably, but views about the size and price are mixed. There are some negative comments about the connectivity and memory.

performance, design, battery, screen, keyboard

touchpad, memory, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP MINI 5103 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of HP MINI 5103 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Views about the battery and usability are on the whole positive. The price and size also get good opinions, but some have doubts about the performance.

durability, size, price, usability, battery


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Mini 5103 - Atom 1.66 GHz - 10.1 - 2 GB Ram - 160GB HDDHP Mini 5103 - Atom 1.66 GHz - 10.1 - 2 GB Ram - 160GB HDD

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Joanna Stern (

HP Mini 5103 with dual-core Atom N550 performance review


We realize keeping up with HP's model numbers can be as hard as keeping tabs on say, Lindsay Lohan's run-ins with the law, but the 5103 is notable in one

Faster dual-core Atom N550 processor ; Same great, solid chassis as the Mini 5102 ; Broadcom chip adds 1080p playback

Not as fast as AMD and NVIDIA Ion netbooks ; Shorter battery life than the 5102 ; More expensive than the competition

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Jon L. Jacobi (

HP Mini 5103


The HP Mini 5103 is a corporate-oriented netbook that does just about everything right: It has a plethora of business and security features, an excellent keyboard and touchpad, and a touchscreen. However, performance is mundane, and a larger display...

Great battery life ; Good performance and ergonomics

Smallish display ; Pricey

Great security features and excellent video performance highlight this corporate netbook--but the display's too small.

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (

HP Mini 5103


The HP Mini 5103 is the most tricked out netbook money can buy, but it doesn't come cheap.

Dual-core Atom. Sweet 1,366 by 768 resolution. Speedy hard drive. Touch screen is finger friendly. Sleek aesthetic. Big battery. 2GB of RAM.

Expensive once you pile on all these features. No HDMI port with HD decoder card.

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Sep, 2010

Expert review by : LAPTOP Magazine (

HP Mini 5103 Review


The HP Mini 5103 is still a solid business netbook with one of the best included software offerings in its class. Its relatively high price tag (starting at $542, $668 as configured) will deter those looking for an inexpensive netbook, but its...

Good keyboard, Robust multimedia performance, Excellent SMB software and security package

Doesn't last as long as predecessor, Expensive, Small touchpad, Narrow viewing angles, Middling performance scores

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Felix Sold (

Review HP Mini 5103 Netbook


Business Class. HP refreshes the Mini 5103 and installs the lates

Solid case and design; Generous island style keyboard; Touchscreen with multi-touch; Good application performance; Fast hard disk (HDD); Integrated UMTS module; Variety of configurations and models; Convincing battery life

Poor connectivity; No docking port; Poor scope of delivery; Warranty of only 12 months ex-factory; Smooth touchpad; Permanently running fan

Small netbooks or subnotebooks with business qualities. Among others the immediate opponent, Asus Eee PC 1016P with an aluminum case and Intel N455, Dell's Inspiron Mini 1018, Lenovo's ThinkPad Edge 11 with strong hardware in a similar price range or...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Kevin O'Brien (

HP Mini 5103 Multitouch Review


The new HP Mini 5103 is an update to the previous 5102 netbook, adding the newest dual-core Intel Atom N455 to the spec-sheet. This 10.1-inch netbook can be configured with an optional multi-touch display and has a starting price of $399.99. Check out...

Dual-core N550 improves system responsiveness ; High resolution screen ; Good battery life

Non-multitouch touchpad ; Touchscreen could cause problems with small buttons ; The HP Mini 5103 offers a good looking business design with excellent build quality and very nice performance

The HP Mini 5103 offers a good looking business design with excellent build quality and very nice performance

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Mike (

HP Mini 5103 review – the versatile business netbook we'd all love having


I've been dying to see the HP Mini 5103 in action for months. However, it was not available in my country and only last week I managed to grab it and give it a spin. In this post I'm going to review...

Now, the HP Mini 5103 is definitely one of the most impressive 10 inch netbooks on the market. In terms of build quality and style manages to score high marks, as well as in terms of versatility, being perhaps the most configurable 10 incher available...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Marco Chiappetta (

HP Mini 5103 Review and Ratings


This sleek Mini has a dual-core Atom processor, gorgeous aesthetics, and arguably the best netbook keyboard yet. But a poorly implemented touch screen, a high price, and the lack of discrete graphics hold it back.

Ultra-durable ; Excellent keyboard ; Good looks ; Long battery life

Poor screen ; No discrete graphics ; Spotty CPU performance ; Expensive ; No bundled touch software beyond Windows Touch Pack

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Brad Linder (

HP Mini 5103 dual core netbook review


First up, the netbook comes standard with a 7200RPM hard drive, a hard drive sensor which stops the drive from spinning in the event of a fall to prevent damage, a battery with a built-in LED to let you know how much power you have left, and an...

Sep, 2010


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HP mini 5103


It can be difficult to decide which netbook to get because there are so many options. Even though some netbooks may have a longer battery life, or a better processor, there aren't many netbooks that will give you a strong and consistent experience like...

It has a small form factor and promising battery life

The processor is only single-core

The 5103 delivers solid performance and is super portable.

Product Specifications


Audio:IDT 92HD75B High Definition audio; Integrated stereo speakers; Integrated stereo microphones; Stereo headphone/line out; stereo microphone in
Audio included:IDT 92HD75B High Definition audio; Integrated stereo speakers; Integrated stereo microphones; Stereo headphone/line out; stereo microphone in
Audio system:HD / HD Audio / IDT 92HD75B / IDT 92HD75B HD
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2


Battery Capacity:29 / 66
Battery capacity (Watt hours):29 / 66
Battery life (max):10 / 4.5
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3 / 4 / 6


Front camera resolution (numeric):2


Energy Star certified: / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes


Color of product:Black / Espresso / Red
Product type:Netbook

Disk Drive

Hard disk drive type:160 GB 7200 rpm SATA II\nSerial ATA hard drive 160, 250 or 320 GB (7200 rpm), HP 3D DriveGuard (supported on Windows models only) / 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 / 10.1
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1024 x 600 / 1366 x 768
LED backlight: Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
Power supply:40


Discrete graphics adapter model:
Maximum graphics adapter memory:256
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200
On-board graphics adapter model:Integrated

Hard Drive

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


Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:95% full-sized spill-resistant keyboard with HP DuraKeys / QWERTY
Pointing device:Touchpad


Internal memory:1 / 2
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory layout:1 x 1
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM
Memory upgrade:2


3G:No / Yes
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Integrated Marvell Ethernet (10/100/1000 NIC)
SIM card support: No
Wi-Fi: Yes

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 85 / 10 - 90 / 5 - 95
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 85 / 10 - 90 / 5 - 95
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
Storage temperature (T-T):5 - 95
Storage temperature range (T-T):5 - 95

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HD Audio / IDT 92HD75B / IDT 92HD75B HD
Battery Type:6-cell (66 WHr) high capacity Li-Ion
Dimensions (WxDxH):10.3 x 7.09 x 0.906 / 10.3 x 7.09 x 0.913 / 10.3 x 7.09 x 0.984
Display: / LCD / TFT
Expansion Slots:1 secure digital
Graphics:GMA 3150
Graphics adapter:GMA 3150
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Hard drive controller type:SATA (7200 rpm)
Manageability features:HP 3D DriveGuard
Maximum hard drive capacity:320
Memory Type:DDR3 SDRAM, 1333 MHz, 1 or 2 GB
Minimum hard disk space:160
Operating system note:Contact your reseller or HP sales representative for additional operating system choices and domain join support
Power Requirements:100 - 240 V / External 40W AC adapter; HP Fast Charge (supports 4-cell battery only)
Power supply type:AC / AC/DC
Weight (imperial):2.86
Wireless Technology:802.11 a/b/g/n / 802.11 b/g/n / 802.11a/b/g/n / 802.11b/g/n / Broadcom 802.11a/b/g/n / Broadcom 802.11a/b/g/n; HP Integrated Module with Bluetooth 2.1+EDR Wireless Technology; HP Mobile Broadband (powered by Gobi) with GPS / IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n / IEEE 802.11b/g/n


GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):N / Y

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
Headphone outputs:1
I/O ports:3 USB 2.0; 1 external VGA monitor; 1 stereo microphone in; 1 headphone/line-out; 1 AC power; 1 RJ-45
Microphone in: Yes
Port replicator: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
Power supply:40


Bus type:DMI
Chipset: / Intel NM10
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Motherboard chipset:Intel NM10
Motherboard southbridge:Intel ICH8M
Number of Processing Die Transistors:123
Processing die size:66
Processor:N455 / N550
Processor cache:0.5 / 1
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Pineview
Processor cores:1 / 2
Processor family:Intel Atom / Intel® Atom™
Processor frequency:1.5 / 1.66
Processor front side bus:667
Processor lithography:45
Processor model:N455 / N550
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Atom N400 series
Processor socket:FCBGA559
Processor technology:Hyper-Threading
Processor threads:2 / 4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):6.5 / 8.5

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:49491 / 50154
Processor code:SLBX9
Processor package size:22
Supported instruction sets:SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


BIOS password: Yes
Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Password protection:BIOS, Power on / Power on
Password protection type:BIOS, Power on / Power on
Security management:HP ProtectTools Security Manager; HP Disk Sanitizer; Setup Password; Power-On Password; Kensington Lock Slot; Support for Computrace LoJack Pro for HP ProtectTool; Face Recognition for HP ProtectTools
Security management description:HP ProtectTools Security Manager; HP Disk Sanitizer; Setup Password; Power-On Password; Kensington Lock Slot; Support for Computrace LoJack Pro for HP ProtectTool; Face Recognition for HP ProtectTools


Bundled software:HP 3D DriveGuard\nHP ProtectTools Security Manager; HP Disk Sanitizer / HP ProtectTools Security Manager\nHP Disk Sanitizer / Microsoft Office Starter 2010
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:32-bit
Operating system installed:Linux / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 7 Starter
Trial software:Microsoft Office 2010


Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD / SD
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:160 / 250
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:160 / 250 / 320

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7 / 7.09
Dimensions (W x D x H):10.3 x 7.09 x 0.98
Dimensions (W x D x H) (imperial):10.3 x 7.09 x 0.98
Height:0.906 / 0.913 / 0.976 / 0.984 / 1
Height (front):0.913 / 1
Weight:2 / 2.65 / 2.87
Width:10 / 10.3 / 9