Lightweight, slim and good looking – that’s enough about me, what about the HP Mini 210 you may ask? The latest netbook from HP looks like a quality piece of kit. The cover is a deep pink colour termed ‘luminous rose’ which seems to be a popular at the moment and the metallic silver of the inside and keyboard is a nice contrast. Compared to some other makes of netbook the mini 210 looks streets ahead before you even turn it on.
It’s difficult to compare one 10 inch netbook against another because there are so many similarities – especially in terms of power and performance – but one area where the mini 210 scores highly is in battery life. With a 6-cell Lithium-Ion battery it is claimed that the HP Mini 210 will last up to 10 hours between charges. Now this may be an exaggerated claim but a few reviewers have managed to get over 8 hours continuous use which isn’t bad at all.
Elsewhere you get all the usual features, a 5-in-1 card reader, 3 USB connectors, Wi-Fi, a web cam and stereo speakers. The HP also has a dedicated graphics card and Dolby advanced audio which sets it apart from some of the competition. Overall the HP Mini 210 looks like a decent netbook for the money and should provide lots of reliable usage.
- Model: HP Mini 210-2002SA
- Operating System: Windows 7 Starter 32-Bit
- Processor: Intel Atom N455
- Hard Drive: 250GB
- Memory: 1GB
- Graphics Card: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150 with 256MB of RAM
- Screen: 10.1″ 1024×600 WSVGA LED
- Connections: 3 x USB 2.0, VGA, headphone/microphone, RJ45 ethernet port, 5-in-1 Card Reader
- Wi-Fi: 802.11b/g/n
- Battery: 6-cell Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery – up to 10.5 hours continuous use
- Dimensions: 32mm x 191mm x 268mm
- Weight: 1.46kg