HP Mini 100e
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the HP Mini 100e
Source: Computer Shopper
Educators in the market for affordable PCs optimized for the classroom should take note of the HP Mini 100e. Starting at $299 (sold wholesale only), this netbook portable is designed for kindergarten through grade 6. This simple, affordable classroom netbook gets the job done for a rock-bottom price. It’s faster than competing models, but it lacks certain extras that make kid notebooks specific to kids.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 77%
Source: Laptop Mag
Unit price depends on the number of systems ordered, but HP estimates that the Mini 100e will cost less than $300. So while the Mini 100e may not offer as robust a package as the CTL 2go Convertible Classmate PC NL2, it will cost anywhere from $100 to $200 less, which is a pretty steep delta for large, cash-strapped schools. And even though consumer models like the ASUS Eee PC 1001P and the Toshiba Mini NB255 cost about the same (and, in some cases, perform better), they don't include the kid-proofing and durability that will keep you from having to replace a unit after the first minor accident. For the price, the Mini 100e is a good choice for schools and students.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/26/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/30/2010
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
battery runtime good, ramshackle keys
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/22/2011
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150: Integrated (shared memory) graphics card in the intel Atom N4xx CPUs. Minimally faster than an old GMA 950 and therefore not suited for 3D games or HD videos (only MPEG2 acceleration).
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
Intel Atom: The Intel Atom series is a 64-Bit (not every model supports 64bit) microprocessor for cheap and small notebooks (so called netbooks), MIDs, or UMPCs. The speciality of the new architecture is the "in order" execution (instead of the usual and faster "out of order" execution). Therefore, the transistor count of the Atom series is much lower and, thus, cheaper to produce. Furthermore, the power consumption is very low. The performance per Megahertz is therfore worse than the old Pentium 3M (1,2 GHz on par with a 1.6 GHz Atom).
N455: Intel Atom CPU for Netbooks with integrated DDR3 memory controller and GMA 3150 GPU. The performance of the system should be only minimally faster than the previous Atom N280 / GMA 950 combination.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This is a typical display size for tablets and small convertibles.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.
HP: The Hewlett-Packard Company, founded 1935, commonly referred to as HP, is a technology corporation headquartered in California, United States. HP specializes in developing and manufacturing computing, storage, and networking hardware, software and services. Major product lines include personal computing devices, enterprise servers, related storage devices, as well as a diverse range of printers and other imaging products. Other product lines, including electronic test equipment and systems, medical electronic equipment, solid state components and instrumentation for chemical analysis. HP posted US $91.7 billion in annual revenue in 2006, making it the world's largest technology vendor in terms of sales. In 2007 the revenue was $104 billion, making HP the first IT company in history to report revenues exceeding $100 billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %
78.5%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.