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JVC MP-XV841 Mobile Mini note PC

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the screen and usability. The size and portability also get good opinions, but some have doubts about the performance and keyboard.

battery, portability, size, usability, screen

price, keyboard, performance

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the JVC MP-XV841 Mobile Mini note PC is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analysed 2 user reviews of JVC MP-XV841 Mobile Mini note PC from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptop Computers on

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

This summary is based on the product: JVC Mini Note PC centrino 1ghz 256mb ram 40gb hard drive 8.9in screen internal dvd/cdrw

Consumer review by: review summary for JVC MP-XV841 Mobile Mini note PC


alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of JVC MP-XV841 Mobile Mini note PC from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on


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

This summary is based on the product: JVC MP-XV841 Wireless 1 GHz M Centrino Mini Notebook Computer with 256 MB RAM, 40 GB Hard Drive, and CD/DVD Drive

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Mighty but very tiny.

Incredibly compact and lightweight Terrific battery runtime• Bright widescreen perfect for DVDs

Keyboard way too small for touch typists Battery protrudes awkwardly• Mediocre speakers


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Ultraportable notebooks are small enough to fit inside briefcases, but they rarely offer integrated optical drives, instead sticking you with the hassle of packing a USB-connected peripheral. The 3.2-pound JVC Mobile Mini Note MP-XV841US, however, has...

The Mini Note comes with an ultra-low-voltage 1-GHz/600-MHz Pentium M processor for ultraportables. Considering that this CPU is slower than a standard notebook chip, the Mini Note performed well in our tests, earning a WorldBench 5 score of 52. That's...

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JVC Mobile Mini Note MP-XV841US


Well-equipped ultraportable boasts an integrated combo drive.

If mastering small keyboards is a challenge you can embrace, the Mini Note has a lot to offer. It provides basic connections, a small but bright readable screen, and an integrated combination drive. These features would make it a threat to the IBM...

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Artwork: Rick Rizner, John Goddard

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JVC MP-XV841 Mini Note PC


JVC, best known for its home-entertainment products, enters the U.S. ultraportable space with the JVC MP-XV841 Mini Note PC. It's compact, lightweight, attractive, and well made, though its very small keyboard and screen and poor performance make it...

Smallest of the group. Good battery life. Crisp display

Typing difficult. Performance is below average. Battery sticks out the back of the system

While hardware is capable for everyday use, style is impractical. The Mini Note PC is visually appealing but its price is high.

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JVC MP-XV841 Mobile Mini note PC review


After slogging down the high street, laden with presents for the angry masses, it's nice to know that JVC are thinking of ever more impressive ways to lighten the load, in your laptop bag. Smaller than one of Santa's little helpers, and more fun packed...

Has everything you could ask for

Cost, Keyboard size

Ultra compact Mini Notebook PC with the kitchen sink added for good measure. Combining DVD player with computer processor power for a light weight, do-all product.

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PC Plus review: JVC MiniNote MP-XV841


The typing experience really is too weak and, for all its strengths, the MiniNote ultimately comes across as a laptop compromised in the name of entertainment. As such, you'll need to be a particular fan of film viewing to make the hefty price tag worthwh

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JVC Mini Note MP-XV841


It may be pricey, a bit slow and somewhat awkward to use, but the Mini Note MP-XV841 delivers good multimedia features and excellent battery life in a compact package.

Compact and lightweight ; excellent battery life ; bright, high-quality display ; generous multimedia-orientated software bundle

Moderate performance ; meagre standard RAM complement ; unattractive bolt-on battery ; no video-out port, VGA connector is on external port replicator ; no Bluetooth ; cramped keyboard

We can't help liking the Mini Note MP-XV841, even though it's expensive, not especially easy to use and a moderate performer. But it's sleek, has good multimedia features and excellent battery life, and will appeal to people who like their gadgets and...

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Review: JVC MiniNote MP-XV841GB


Don Bradbury takes a look at the latest in JVC's series of MiniNote notebooks

Size, functionality, XP Pro

A little pricy

In service, we found the MiniNote P-XV841GB rather easy to use. Sure, you need good eyesight if you're to rely on the integral display, especially at the default font point sizes. And our touch-typist did complain a little about keystrokes not...

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"Great Fun, a super, if small computer."


I have owned one of the little gems for 8 mon... 

Portability and ease of use. Wow Factor

Small hard drive. Limited RAM expandability


Product Specifications

JVC MP-XV841 Mobile Mini Note PC is designed for the mobile professional who demands high performance and versatility in a compact, lightweight subnotebook PC. With battery it weighs just 3 lbs 4 oz and fits on a letter sized sheet of paper with 1-3/4 inches to spare. With its integrated drive, the new JVC Mobile Mini Note PC plays back both DVD and CD formats. Its Intel Centrino mobile technology provides effortless Wi-Fi certified wireless communication and extended 6.7-hour battery life. Advanced video/graphics technologies and efficient application software make the most of the Centrino technology's efficiency, and smooth integration with the Ultra Low Voltage Intel Pentium M processor 1GHz ensures remarkably fast data processing.

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):5.5hour(s)/6.7hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:8.9in
Diagonal Size (metric):22.6cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 600
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC Mobile Mini Note PC

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Pointing stick


Data Bus Speed:400MHz


Type:Fax / modem


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)/24x (CD) / 8x (DVD-RW) / 2x (DVD-RAM)
Rewrite Speed:16x
Type:CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo
Write Speed:24x

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Professional


Clock Speed:1GHz
Type:Pentium M


Installed Size:256MB
Max Supported Size:768MB
Technology:DDR SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller


Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:40GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel Extreme Graphics 2