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HP Mini 5103 Series

HP Mini 5103-WK473EAProcessor: Intel Atom N455, Intel Atom N475, Intel Atom N550
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Display: 10.1 inch
Weight: 1.37kg, 1.4kg, 1.5kg
Price: 500, 700, ab 637 euro
Average Score: 75.69% - good
Average of 13 scores (from 19 reviews)
price: 53%, performance: 60%, features: 73%, display: 57%
mobility: 82%, workmanship: 95%, ergonomy: 79%, emissions: 90%

 

HP Mini 5103

Specifications

HP Mini 5103Notebook: HP Mini 5103
Processor: Intel Atom N550
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:9, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: HP homepage

Average Score: 71.56% - average
Average of 9 scores (from 16 reviews)

 

HP Mini 5103: Looking at the Dual-Core Atom N550
Source: AnandTech English

Let’s start by focusing on the components we’re testing today. The Atom N550 is currently the fastest netbook Atom processor in terms of overall performance, with two cores plus Hyper-Threading. The lower 1.50GHz clock speed does put it behind single-core Atom CPUs in a few areas, but in general it’s a performance improvement.


Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/17/2010
75% HP Mini 5103 review – the versatile business netbook we’d all love having
Source: Netbooklive English
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 the HP 5103 after playing with it for the last days. 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 out there.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/15/2010
Rating: Total score: 75%
65% HP Mini 5103 Review: Business Class Netbook Continues Tradition
Source: Notebooks.com English
The HP Mini 5103 netbook is the latest business class netbook from HP, continuing on the style and design of the HP Mini 5102 (review), offering users a very portable package with more durability and extra features than we typically see in a netbook. The price is a bit higher for these extra features, but well worth it for netbook purchasers who plan to use the small device for business,
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/09/2010
Rating: Total score: 65%
70% HP Mini 5103
Source: CNet English

Nearly a year ago, HP's small business-targeted Mini 5102 Netbook stood out among a field of look-alike 10-inch competitors, with a premium design and features that others lacked.

The newest iteration of HP's business Netbook adds some useful optional features including an HD 10-inch screen and a dual-core Atom processor, but it's looking dated next to faster 11.6-inch ultraportables.


Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/30/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 70% features: 80% mobility: 60%
HP Mini 5103 Business Class Netbook First Impressions
Source: Notebooks.com English

HP recently updated the company’s business class netbook, the HP Mini 5103 to work with the new dual core Intel Atom N550 processors. The upgrade which added a few new features to the Mini 5012, which we recently reviewed, doesn’t contain many cosmetic changes, sticking with the duracoat keys, metal body and other features that add up for a durable and usable netbook.


Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/20/2010
70% HP Mini 5103
Source: Laptop Mag English
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 dual-core Atom processor, rugged yet stylish frame, and security features will appeal to executives on the go. We wish the 5103 had the 10-hour endurance of the previous version, but overall, we're generally pleased with the system's performance and design.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/04/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
64% HP Mini 5103
Source: Computer Shopper English

Asus gets the credit for triggering the netbook craze with its popular Eee PC line, but HP has produced some of the most desirable netbooks on the market to date. 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.


Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 64%
70% HP Mini 5103 review
Source: PC Advisor English
Most users will be better served with less-expensive, consumer-oriented netbooks; however, the security and other corporate features make the HP Mini 5103 a no-brainer for IT departments - at least until they see the bill. Expand the screen to 11 or 12in, and there's little to quibble over.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/30/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
HP Mini 5103: Secure, but has small display
Source: Reseller News English
Most users will be better served with less-expensive, consumer-oriented netbooks; however, the security and other corporate features make the HP Mini 5103 a no-brainer for IT departments--at least until they see the bill. Expand the screen to 11 or 12 inches, and there's little to quibble over.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/30/2010
Rating: price: 40% performance: 50%
HP Mini 5103
Source: PC World English
Great security features and excellent video performance highlight this corporate netbook--but the display's too small.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/29/2010
Rating: price: 40% performance: 80% display: 40% mobility: 80%
HP Mini 5103 Multitouch Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The HP Mini 5103 offers a lot of features we like; good looks, great build quality, nice screen, good battery life, and high performance. With a starting price of $399 this system isn't that much more expensive than other consumer netbooks, meaning all those cool features don't come at a huge premium. HP has a good thing going with the current Mini 5100-series netbook and they understand this since they have kept the same design for three generations now. The brushed metal exterior finish combines good looks with durability and on the inside the rubbery paint gives a unique texture usually reserved for business notebooks. If you are in the market for a new netbook, don't mind the looks of a business notebook, and want excellent build quality... look no further than the HP Mini 5103.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/17/2010
Rating: price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% ergonomy: 80%
80% HP Mini 5103
Source: Techreview Source English
The HP Mini 5103 is a dual-core netbook that features an Intel CPU clocked at 1.5GHz and a sleek, sturdy metal body that is lightweight and is extremely portable at around 3 pounds. There's also a 10-inch widescreen display with an option to get it with a capacitive touch screen and 2GB of memory.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/17/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% HP Mini 5103
Source: PC Mag English
The HP Mini 5103 comes fully-loaded with a dual-core Atom processor, Broadcom HD decoder chip, and touchscreen.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/14/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% HP Mini 5103 with dual-core Atom N550 performance review
Source: Engadget English

If you're lusting after a professional-looking 10.1-inch netbook we'd say it's worth selecting the dual-core option for the slight bump in processing power -- it means being able to run programs with less lag and watch Flash content at full screen, which we assume is pretty important to the suits out there using this on business trips and such. If full HD video is important to you we'd also suggest springing for the Broadcom Crystal HD option.


Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/07/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
HP Mini 5103 dual core netbook review
Source: Liliputing English
Overall, the HP Mini 5103 is an attractive and high performance netbook ' which is to say, it's still a pretty low performance laptop. With a dual core Atom N550 processor, the netbook is definitely faster than the average mini-laptop at some maybe most tasks. But it's not really that much faster, and it's hard to say whether it's worth paying for this upgrade option without knowing exactly how much HP will charge for the netbook with the Atom N550 CPU.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/07/2010
performance: 60%
Kraft der zwei Herzen
Source: Mobile News - 1/11 German
Winner of the review comparison
Review Type Unknown, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2010

 

HP Mini 5103-WK472EA

Specifications

HP Mini 5103-WK472EANotebook: HP Mini 5103-WK472EA
Processor: Intel Atom N550
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:9, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 1.37kg
Links: HP homepage

Average Score: 85% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

85% Review HP Mini 5103 Netbook | Notebookcheck
Business Class. HP refreshes the Mini 5103 and installs the latest Intel Atom N550 chip. Highlights are the solid case available in "Espresso", a 10.1 inch touchscreen, UMTS and the generous island style keyboard. At a steep price beyond 500 euro, you still have to live without USB 3.0 and ExpressCard34.
85% Test HP Mini 5103 Netbook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/05/2010
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 41% features: 73% mobility: 93% workmanship: 95% ergonomy: 79% emissions: 90%

 

HP Mini 5103-XP882PA

Specifications

HP Mini 5103-XP882PANotebook: HP Mini 5103-XP882PA
Processor: Intel Atom N475
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: HP homepage
 Mini 5103-XP882PA (Model)

Average Score: 90% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

90% HP Mini 5103 (XP882PA) netbook
Source: Good Gear Guide English
The HP Mini 5103 is an excellent netbook. It has strong build quality, pretty good performance and long battery life. It would be even better if it came with a dual-core CPU for the price. A solid-state drive would also make it a killer business device! Luckily, these options are available, so you can choose them if you feel they will be useful.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/10/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%

 

HP Mini 5103-WK473EA

Specifications

HP Mini 5103-WK473EANotebook: HP Mini 5103-WK473EA
Processor: Intel Atom N455
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:10, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: HP homepage

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% HP Mini
Source: Comp Reviews English
HP's Mini 5103 is a minor update that adds DDR3 and potential dual core Atom support to their already excellent business class netbook. Performance remains mostly unchanged from the past model but the larger faster hard drive does make a difference. The big problem is that upgrades for the display and dual core processor put the systems price in the ultraportable range that offer better performance making only the base model a really outstanding choice.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/14/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Comment

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 %

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These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

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).

» 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).

N550: Dual core Atom with a TDP of only 8.5 Watt. Because of the slow clock speed of 1.5 GHz it may be sometimes even slower than a N465 Atom CPU.

N475: Upcoming Atom CPU for Netbooks with integrated DDR3 memory controller (as the difference to the N470 with DDR2) and GMA 3150 GPU. The performance of the CPU should be only minimally faster than a current Atom Z450 with 1.86 GHz.

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.


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.


1.37 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.

1.5 kg:

This sub-notebook weighs less than the average of all notebooks and represents a medium class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 11 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


75.69%: 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.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-11-28 (Update: 2012-05-26)