HP Mini 210-3002sa
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the HP Mini 210-3002sa
Source: V3.co.uk Archive.org version
The HP Mini is a decent netbook, but is really going to appeal only to those needing a budget machine that runs Windows. Tablets such as the iPad 2 are hugely popular with business people for tasks such as internet browsing on the move, and represent a better option if your aim is primarily for content consumption. However, while they're more portable, high-end models will set you back around twice the price. For those who need to carry out serious productivity on the move, it's worth splashing out a bit more on machines packing Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 chips.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/14/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Tech Advisor Archive.org version
The HP Mini 210-3002sa is possibly the best netbook we've seen – solidly constructed, usable and you don't necessarily have to buy it in a garish colour. It is slightly pricier than some of the netbooks we've seen at £269 inc VAT, though it isn't the most expensive. However, low-end ultraportable laptops would be less than £100 more and have far more grunt than an Intel Atom chip can provide, so if you do need something more versatile, that might be a better option. The standout feature of the HP Mini is the sound quality – it really has to be heard to be believed – so as a portable entertainment machine, it represents good value for money.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/13/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% features: 70% ergonomy: 90%
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics: Onboard graphics card that is built in the new Arrandale CPUs (Core i3 / i5 / i7 Dual Cores). Depending on the model and Turbo Boost, the GMA HD is clocked between 166 and 766 MHz.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
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).
N570: Dual core Atom processor with a slightly higher clock rate than the Atom N550 and therefore still slower than the CULV processors.» 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.
70%: 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.