HP Mini 5103
Average of 9 scores (from 16 reviews)
Reviews for the HP Mini 5103
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
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%
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%
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 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
Source: Laptop Mag
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%
Source: Computer Shopper
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%
Source: Tech Advisor
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%
Source: Reseller News
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%
Source: PC World
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%
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%
Source: Techreview Source
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%
Source: PC Mag
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%
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%
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
Source: Mobile News - 1/11
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Review Type Unknown, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2010
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).
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.» 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.
Up to 2015, the company was named Hewlett Packard Company. After a split, the computer range was renamed to HP Inc.
In the laptop segment, HP was the world's largest manufacturer from 2014 to 2016 with a market share of 20-21% from 2014 to 2016, but they only exceed Lenovo by a small margin as of recently. HP is not present in the smartphone sector (as of 2016).
71.56%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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