HP Mini 1103-XT981UT
Average of 7 scores (from 9 reviews)
Reviews for the HP Mini 1103-XT981UT
Source: Comp Reviews Archive.org version
The HP Mini 1103 essentially takes much of the features found in a typical consumer netbook and adds a few business class features such as anti-glare screen and Bluetooth. This helps keep the price down to $300 but it also means it isn't quite as nice as other business class netbooks. Thankfully, the keyboard is comfortable although not quite as nice as their other designs and it does offer some very long running times.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/31/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Bright Hub Archive.org version
In this HP Mini 1103 review we discovered that with 2GB of RAM, a 1.8 Ghz processor, high definition audio and durable design this netbook computer is a perfect choice for both home and business users. Of course it is not a dual-core or quad-core powered computer that can run all sorts of most demanding business applications, but for usual business computing needs, this netbook is not slow at all.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/31/2011
Source: PC Mag Archive.org version
While it may not have the most impressive components, the HP Mini 1103 is still a decent netbook for basic Web browsing and on-the-go productivity. If you want more speed and power, and are willing to pay a little more for it, the Editors' Choice HP Pavilion dm1z can certainly provide. If price is a major consideration, though, it's hard to beat the $299 price tag of the HP Mini 1103.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/11/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: PC World Archive.org version
If you're looking for an affordable netbook that gives your business's staffers the minimum they need to survive on the road, the HP Mini 1103 provides just that: the minimum, albeit in a classy package. A thorough winnowing of nonessential software can improve the experience greatly.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/05/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Notebookreview.com Archive.org version
The HP Mini 1103 represents the latest evolution of business netbooks from HP. Unfortunately, this netbook is far from being the best choice for mobile professionals on a tight budget. Yes, the Mini 1103 delivers great battery life and a budget-friendly price tag. Yes, if you just need a basic laptop for staying connected on the road then this will get the job done. But regardless of these advantages I can't get over the fact that you can find much better ultraportable laptops for a modest increase in price. Considering that HP offers the very impressive (and significantly better) Pavilion dm1z for just $150 more than the price of the Mini 1103, I can't really come up with a good reason to recommend the Mini 1103 unless you simply cannot afford to spend more than $300.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/19/2011
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 50% performance: 20% features: 40% mobility: 40% ergonomy: 50%
Source: Techreview Source Archive.org version
Battery life, on the other hand, is this netbook's selling point. In testing, we got about 6 hours of battery life, which is either the best or almost the best in this 10.1-inch netbook category. This means it's a great choice for college students or anyone "on-the-go". While there might be a few flaws in this netbook, they can be justified by the extremely low cost of about $300. Remember, you get what you pay for and if you're looking to spend as little as you can for a solid system, this is a great buy
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/10/2011
Source: CNet Archive.org version
HP's Netbooks have traditionally come in two versions: consumer 10-inch models such as the Mini 210, and pro-level Netbooks such as the Mini 5103. The $299 Mini 1103 is both and neither. If you're looking for a budget-level Netbook with a long battery life, the HP Mini 1103 offers a very affordable package compared with other HP Netbooks. Just be forewarned: there isn't anything here you haven't seen before.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/05/2011
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 70% mobility: 70%
Source: Computer Shopper Archive.org version
HP's Mini netbooks have traditionally been well priced, durable, and fast enough for basic tasks. A new model for 2011, the Mini 1103, acts as an inexpensive successor to other business netbooks like the Mini 5101 and 5102. This low-cost netbook's long battery life and solid software bundle help reduce the sting of its so-so performance. It’s a good choice for budget-minded consumers and businesspeople who need a road-companion PC.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 78%
Source: Laptop Mag Archive.org version
For $299, the HP Mini 1103 delivers a solid keyboard, long battery life and a good software bundle for students. This netbook holds its own against the ASUS Eee PC 1001P, which beats the HP in the style department but lags slightly behind in most performance tests. Educational institutions and indi-vidual stundents looking for maximum value will find much to like in the HP Mini 1103.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/27/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
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 standard display format for tablet computers or small convertibles. You see more on the screen than on a smartphone but you can't use big resolutions well. On the other hand, mobility is not a problem.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
HP: Founded in 1939, the US company is a major server and printer manufacturer and one of the leading IT companies in the world. Until 2015, the company was called Hewlett-Packard Company. After a split, the computer division was renamed HP Inc.
In 2023, HP had an approximate market share of 22% of global PC sales, making it number 2 after Lenovo.
69.71%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.