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HP MINI 5101

alaTest has collected and analyzed 111 reviews of HP MINI 5101. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and portability. The keyboard and durability also get good feedback, whereas many are negative about the touchpad and size.

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price, size, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the HP MINI 5101 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HP MINI 5101

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 user reviews of HP MINI 5101 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviews about the keyboard and usability are on the whole positive. The design and durability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments about the portability. There are some negative opinions about the size.

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93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019

Expert review by : Andrew Tiney (pocket-lint.com)

HP Mini 5101 notebook

 

We've seen several HP netbooks in the past, and although they've always offered excellent usability and quality, there has often been something missing. The HP Mini 5101 is the latest, and sitting at the top end of the netbook market it has to be good...

Quality, keyboard, good connectivity

Price, conservative design won't suit all

First off, the HP Mini 5101 is expensive - very expensive in the specification we tested. While the impressive build quality and conservative design will help it to appeal more to corporate buyers, there's no getting away from the fact that it's...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Tech Staff (techradar.com)

HP Mini 5101 review

 

HP updates it's netbook range but it is sadly hobbled by Vista

Good screen ; Great build quality ; Good connectivity

Windows Vista on a netbook

The combination of Intel Atom CPUs and Windows Vista have never been a match made in heaven but the build quality of the HP makes this a tempting netbook all the same

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Darren Gladstone (techadvisor.co.uk)

HP Mini 5101 review

 

HP pioneered the notion of transforming a netbook into a corporate raider. The idea seems like a budget-conscious no-brainer now, but 18 months ago the HP 2133 Mini-Note was a wolf pack of one. Since then, the netbook market has evolved - and so have...

Until UK pricing is known, it's difficult to offer a definitive verdict on the HP Mini 5101, but it's fair to say that HP has succeeded in delivering a smarter netbook.

Jul, 2009

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Expert review by : Laptopfreak (laptop-review.eu)

HP Mini 5101 - Professional travelling companion

 

HP Mini raises the bar for a compact design coupled with a long battery life. Here HP is really betting on the businessman who requires a mobile device to bring with him on his travels. Exquisite materials of high quality and a solid battery life...

Display brightness ; Quality of materials ; Hardware ; Keyboard ; Design and durability ; Keyboard size ; Battery life ; Audio

Warm at the bottom ; Dust and fingerprints ; Touchpad

HP manages to do a lot of good things with this product. The price is a bit high for the netbook market, so expectations are naturally a bit higher. All our fears are put to rest though, for HP gives us what we want.

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Benny Har-Even (itpro.co.uk)

HP Mini 5101 netbook review

 

HP takes a second stab at the netbook with the Mini 5101. Is this the best portable corporate computer you can buy?

HP's second netbook is the best one we’ve yet seen for design and build, and the high resolution display is another highlight. However, unimpressive battery life and high cost take the shine of an otherwise first-rate machine.

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Techworld (techworld.com)

HP Mini 5101 netbook review

 

Until UK pricing is known, it's difficult to offer a definitive verdict on the HP Mini 5101, but it's fair to say that HP has succeeded in delivering a smarter netbook.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Darren Gladstone (goodgearguide.com.au)

HP Mini 5101

 

HP pioneered the notion of transforming a netbook into a corporate raider. The idea seems like a budget-conscious no-brainer now, but 18 months ago th...

Light and small, comfortable keyboard, better touchpad

Speakers are unimpressive

Once we've completed our testing of the Mini 5101, we'll give you a full update and a final score. In the meantime, it's safe to say HP has succeeded in delivering a smarter netbook.

Jul, 2009

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Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

HP Mini 5101 netbook

 

When is a netbook so good that it feels like you're using a regular laptop? Pretty much never, but the HP Mini 5101 feels as close to a real notebook ...

Very sturdy, good performance, 320GB hard drive, 2GB RAM

Function keys' primary and secondary functions are reversed, keys are hard to read in the dark

The HP Mini 5101 feels more like a regular laptop than a netbook and this is because of its sturdy construction, relatively good speed and excellent keyboard design. Not only that, it looks good and it has a 1366x768 screen. There really isn't too much...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by (engadget.com)

HP Mini 5101 netbook approved for use by mini executives

 

The Mini 5101, or Mini Executive as HP would have it, is now available to purchase, with prices starting at $399.99. While still a netbook at heart, the 5101 h...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Brian X. Chen (wired.com)

Review: HP Mini 5101 Netbook

 

HP's new spartan notebook is a minimalist joy. Just don't rely on it for video — the playback has more chop than an episode of...

Attractive, brushed metal aesthetic is welcome change to cluttered look found on many netbooks. Well spaced island keys reminiscent of Apple’s sexy new MacBook keyboard

Weird, choppy QuickTime performance will make latest Transformers movie look like the first Terminator. Battery life weak compared to Asus

Aug, 2009

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