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HP Mini 5102

Specifications

HP Mini 5102Notebook: HP Mini 5102 (Mini 5102 Series)
Processor: Intel Atom N450
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 300 euro
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Average Score: 84.08% - good
Average of 13 scores (from 22 reviews)
price: 45%, performance: 60%, features: 86%, display: 67% mobility: 85%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 82%, emissions: 40%

Reviews for the HP Mini 5102

HP Mini 5102: This Netbook Means Business
Source: AnandTech English

Given we’re looking at a netbook that’s now past its prime, we’re still generally impressed with what the Mini 5102 offers. The build quality is far better than anything we’ve seen from a netbook to date, with the best keyboard in a 10” netbook we've ever used. It also comes with a matte screen that’s much easier to use outdoors, though contrast ratio is still poor. However, for $100 more than the competition this is essentially the same old Atom performance.


Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/22/2010
Rating: performance: 40% display: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% HP Mini 5102 Review
Source: Maximum PC English
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 you've upped the screen resolution, doubled the RAM, and added the 6-cell battery, you're still hobbled by the Atom processor and integrated graphics. A $650 netbook is hard to justify, unless, of course, you can expense it.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/23/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
HP Mini 5102 Business Class Netbook First Impressions
Source: Notebooks.com English
After using the HP Mini 5102 for 3 days I can definitely agree that it is a level, or three, above my old HP Mini 1000. Not only is battery life significantly longer, the 95% full size keyboard is much more usable and the aluminum case looks and feels good.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/11/2010
Rating: mobility: 80%
HP - Mini 5102 review
Source: IT Reviews English
Without the touchscreen element the HP Mini 5102 doesn't have anything about it that makes it stand out from the netbook crowd. The high resolution screen of our review sample isn't available from HP online as we write, so even that is not a draw. You'll probably want to budget for a bigger spend than the entry level model too, making this a relatively expensive netbook.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/18/2010
Rating: price: 40%
Review: HP Mini 5102 netbook
Source: Geek.com English
Overall HP’s Mini 5102 is an outstanding netbook. It offers solid performance, strong battery life, very good build quality, and tons of options. The options are where things get tricky though. While the Mini 5102 might very well be worth the $415 starting cost it can get very expensive, over $600, if you want the touchscreen, extended battery, and an SSD or something along those lines
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/30/2010
Rating: price: 40% performance: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
HP Mini 5102 review (netbook for business, education markets)
Source: Liliputing English
There are a lot of things to like about the HP Mini 5102. It’s attractive, durable, has an excellent keyboard, and premium features including a faster hard drive and HP’s DriveGuard technology to help protect it. But the mini-laptop is also much more expensive than most consumer oriented netbooks. Prices start at $415 and you can easily double that by choosing some of the more obscure options.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/07/2010
Rating: price: 40% features: 80%
90% HP Mini 5102 netbook
Source: Good Gear Guide English
HP's Mini 5102 is practically the same as the Mini 5101, but it has much better battery life. You can practically get a whole day of use out of its 6-cell battery (as long as you close the lid when you aren't actively using it) and the large hard drive means you can carry around a substantial library of music and videos. We love the unit's build quality, its high resolution screen and its keyboard, but hate how long it takes to get up and running.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/06/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%
70% HP Mini 5102 review
Source: PC Advisor English
The design and feature set of the HP Mini 5102 is quite good, especially for the business audience it targets. The keyboard and touchpad are an improvement over the consumer-focused HP Minis, and scores of options are available. Unfortunately, this all comes at a price. All but the barest configurations cost as much as many full-sized laptops - laptops that may not go for over 9 hours on a charge but that certainly perform a lot better.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/22/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% HP Mini 5102
Source: Hardware Central English
HP offers several "smart buy" configurations at various price points, such as $535 for a model with 2GB of memory and Windows 7 Professional and $659 for a loaded 2GB unit with the six-cell battery and mobile broadband. If you want to order options a la carte, however, HP's configure-to-order Web site confronts you with a starting price of not $415 but $633. But the bottom line is well out of netbook and into notebook territory. The Mini 5102 is a classy choice at $415, but it's just too steep at over $700.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/18/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 80% features: 100%
100% HP Mini 5102 10.1-inch Netbook PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
HP's Mini 5102 is an updated version of their previous 5101. It still retains an excellent aluminum and magnesium alloy case that is the most solid and durable available in the netbook market. It retains the same excellent keyboard as well. The major difference is the new Intel N450 processor and GMA 3150 graphics that provide longer battery life than the past version although the 4-cell battery is smaller than the competition. The only real downside to it is that it cost more but it is certainly worth it.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/23/2010
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% HP Mini 5102 review
Source: CNet English
As the successor to one of our favourite 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 10-inch Mini 5101 business-line system -- after all, most 2009 netbooks shared a very uniform set of parts -- it was the overall design and build quality of the netbook that impressed us. HP's sturdy and stylish Mini 5102 is a slight upgrade to one of our favourite netbooks, the Mini 5101, but we had hoped for a little more fresh thinking for 2010.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/26/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
HP Mini 5102 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
At the end of the day the HP Mini 5102 is a great business-class netbook that suffers from one major problem: It's just too damn expensive. If this netbook came out five years ago we'd be praising it for being so affordable, but we just don't understand the price of the Mini 5102 compared to other netbooks on the market today. Sure, the Mini 5102 offers fantastic build quality, delivers solid battery life numbers, and comes with some nice pre-loaded software.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/25/2010
Rating: price: 40% performance: 40% workmanship: 90%
80% HP Mini 5102
Source: CNet English
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 set of parts--it was the overall design and build quality of the Netbook we liked. 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.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/20/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
HP Mini 5102
Source: Netbooklive English
All in one, there’s not much you won’t like on this mini laptop. It’s light and portable, pretty powerful and battery is one of the most long lasting on the market. However, in this config, price goes above the $500 margin. Add and extended battery, a mouse and a case and you’ll get to $600. For this kind of money, you have quite a few options of laptops in the 13.3 or 14 inch class, with better hardware. But none of them will be as easy to carry around as this HP, nor will have such a good autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/07/2010
Rating: price: 50% performance: 80% mobility: 80%
80% HP Mini 5102
Source: Laptop Mag English
More than 10 hours of battery life and a comfortable, durable design make this netbook one of the best money can buy. 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. HP also delivers a comfortable keyboard, more than 10 hours of battery life, and the security tools you need to protect your data.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/06/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% HP Mini 5102
Source: PC Mag English
The HP Mini 2140 started out as a very desirable business netbook, and it just kept getting better from there. A product of two years' worth of improvements, the HP Mini 5102 is a masterfully engineered netbook that small business users, government officials, and even school children could carry around with pride. 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.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/06/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
92% HP Mini 5102
Source: Computer Shopper English
At first glance, the HP Mini 5102 netbook looks just like its Mini 5101 predecessor: It shares the same roomy keyboard, aluminum-and-magnesium alloy chassis, bright 10.1-inch screen, and businesslike design as that Editors’ Choice-winning netbook. Inside, however, the Mini 5102 has been revamped to use Intel's new Atom N450 processor. The HP Mini 5102 offers even better battery life than the already impressive Mini 5101 without sacrificing performance or adding much to the price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 92%

Foreign Reviews

91% Notebooks für jeden Zweck
Source: SFT - 3/11 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 91%
Darf's ein bisschen weniger sein?
Source: c't - 14/10 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 06/01/2010
Rating: performance: 35% display: 80% mobility: 90% emissions: 40%
80% Hewlett Packard Mini 5102
Source: Connect - 6/10 German
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 05/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 61% features: 78% mobility: 98% ergonomy: 82%
HP Mini 5102
Source: CHW Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/23/2010
Rating: performance: 60% display: 40% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
90% HP Mini 5102
Source: PC World Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/16/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%

Comment

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.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


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).


N450:

Intel Atom CPU for Netbooks with integrated 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.


10.1": The netbook/subnotebook has a quite small display format. Nonetheless, it is a common format for netbooks. The advantage is, that the subnotebook/netbook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display has the advantage, that it needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes. It is difficult to use high resolutions. » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.4 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist only few sub-notebooks, which weight less. 10 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


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 %

HP reviews


84.08%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Toshiba NB520-10P
Atom N570, 1.3 kg
» MSI Wind U135DX-4615W7
Atom N455, 1.3 kg
» HP Compaq Mini CQ10-688NR
Atom N455, 1.4 kg
» Toshiba NB520-10U
Atom N570, 1.3 kg
» Asus Eee PC X101H-WHI024G
Atom N455, 1 kg
» Samsung NC110-AM4UK
Atom N550, 1.3 kg
» Gigabyte T1005M-CF1
Atom N550, 1.5 kg
» Samsung NS310
Atom N550, 1 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad S100
Atom N455, 1.3 kg
» Asus Eee PC R011PX
Atom N455, 1.1 kg
» Samsung NC10-JP05DE
Atom N455, 1.2 kg
» Samsung N148-DP05IN
Atom N455, 1.2 kg
» Samsung NC110-A03
Atom N570, 1.2 kg
» Gateway LT2085u
Atom N570, 1 kg
» Asus Eee PC X101-WHI018G
Atom N435, 0.9 kg
» HP Mini 210-3022sf
Atom N570, 1.35 kg
» Gigabyte S1080
Atom N570, 0.85 kg
» Acer Aspire One Happy 2
Atom N570, 1.3 kg
» Samsung NC210-A01PL
Atom N455, 1.2 kg
» Acer Aspire One D257-N57DQrr
Atom N570, 1.3 kg
» HP Mini 110-3652sf
Atom N455, 1.3 kg
» Samsung NS310-A01UK
Atom N550, 1.3 kg
» Toshiba NB520-10H
Atom N550, 1.3 kg
» Medion Akoya E1228
Atom N570, 1.25 kg
» Acer Aspire One D257
Atom N455, 1.1 kg
» Samsung NC210-A02FR
Atom N550, 1.2 kg
» Advent Zuni
Atom N455, 1.2 kg
» Samsung NC110-AM1UK
Atom N550, 1.3 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-01-30 (Update: 2012-05-26)