|Screen Size||10.1 inches|
|Screen Resolution||1024 x 600|
|Max Screen Resolution||1024 x 600 pixels|
|Processor||1.66 GHz Intel Atom N450|
|RAM||1 GB DDR2|
|Hard Drive||160 GB SATA|
|Card Description||Graphics Media Accelerator3150|
|Graphics Card Ram Size||256 MB|
|Average Battery Life (in hours)||9.75 hours|
HP Mini 210-1040NR 10.1-Inch Black Netbook - 9.75 Hours of Battery Life
- Intel Atom Processor N450 (1.66 GHz, 512 KB L2 Cache)
- Chiclet Keyboard and Flush Glass Design
- 1GB DDR2 System Memory (1 DIMM); 160GB (5400RPM) Hard Drive (SATA)
- 10.1" Diagonal WSVGA LED Anti-glare Widescreen Display (1024 x 600)
- Genuine Windows 7 Starter; Up to 9.75 Hours of Battery Life;
- Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150 (shared) with up to 256MB Total Available Graphics Memory
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In addition to the listed specifications for each model of the HP Mini 210 (cpu, memory, disk, exterior color/finish), there are other physical variations depending on model number.
Depending on which HP Mini 210 model you get, some differences are:
- A different keyboard ("island" keyboard or traditional keyboard)
- A matte or glossy screen
- A different physical size of battery
- Different wireless support (802.11b/g vs 802.11b/g/n vs 802.11b/g+bluetooth)
At the time of writing, existing reviews and photos make it difficult to tell what you'll end up with. According to the HP website, there are a dizzying one hundred ninety different HP Mini 210 models.
Some of the popular models that I saw had these attributes:
210-1010NR: Matte screen, traditional keyboard
210-1030NR: Matte screen, traditional keyboard
210-1040NR: Glossy screen, island keyboard
I ended up with a 210-1040NR. I prefer the island keyboard, it seemed to have less flex than the traditional keyboard. Touch typing on either keyboard was not an issue, punctuation is in the correct place, and both the shift keys and the spacebar are nice and large. The multitouch touchpad works better than the competition. I installed Ubuntu Netbook Edition 9.10 and everything works out of the box. (Although the internal fan appears to be on regardless of temperature)
For me, knowing the limitations of the cpu, keyboard, and build quality, the 1024x600 resolution of the display is the weak point. I see there's also a HP Mini 210 HD lineup with a higher resolution display, which may be worth considering.
As far as 10.1" netbooks on the market as of February 2010, after handling and typing on competing models from Acer, Asus, Toshiba, and Sony, for me the HP Mini 210 is the winner.
I recommend this to anyone looking at getting a netbook for either easy writing or surfing. I haven't played with HPs linux instant on software that comes preinstalled, but Windows 7 starter works just fine, despite previously hearing bad things about its limitations, I with it and am happy I chose it over the severely outdated XP.
One thing that is crucial to do is remove as much of the bloatware that HP installs by default on their new systems. You will see a significant performance boost and less harddrive space taken up by clearing off all the trial games and software that come with your new HP.
I bought both. Case is nice. The memory suggested was Crucial 2GB 256Mx64PC2-5300 CT25664AC667 DDR2 200-Pin SODIMM Laptop Memory
Unfortunately, even though the documentation seems to claim that PC5300 memory is supported, none of the machines would
boot with this memory. I tried multiple sticks to confirm. What comes with the machine is PC6400 memory, so I ordered 4 sticks of the same Crucial memory, except the faster speed. Sure enough, the machines all booted fine.
One other thing to note is these HP minis change the top row of keys. Rather than the usual press the Fn key to get at alternate functions like turning off wireless, changing volume, brightness, etc, for this model you press Fn to access F1-F12. Just something different, you eventually get used to it.
The 1024x600 screen would be nice if it were larger, but they have the HD model to do that. But it's annoying to have Microsoft Works tell you that your screen resolution is lower than recommended. But the price on this model vs. the HD is so much better that I went with this model.
Lastly, the case does seem to attract fingerprints, but they are nice enough to include a cleaning cloth.
All in all a nice machine for what it is designed for. Small, light, usable for light tasks like e-mail, internet browsing, document editing.
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