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HP Mini 5102

alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 reviews of HP Mini 5102. 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 are impressed by the battery and keyboard. The design and durability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the touchpad and usability, and opinions are divided on the connectivity.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the HP Mini 5102 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HP Mini 5102

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of HP Mini 5102 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and keyboard. The portability and durability also get good feedback. There are some negative reviews about the battery and design.

performance, durability, portability, keyboard, reliability

usability, design, battery

50% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Mini 5102 10.1-Inch NetbookHP Mini 5102 10.1-Inch Netbook

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Jason Cross, PCWorld.com (techadvisor.co.uk)

HP Mini 5102 review

 

It does a great job of offering features that business users care about, but they come at a considerable price; the configuration of HP Mini 5102 we tested, with a touchscreen, 2GB of RAM, an Atom N450 CPU, and an extended six-cell battery, clocks in...

The design and feature set of the HP Mini 5102 is quite good, especially for the business audience it targets. The keyboard and touchpad are an improvement over the consumer-focused HP Minis, and scores of options are available. Unfortunately, this all...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by (itreviews.co.uk)

HP - Mini 5102

 

HP's Mini 5102 is a netbook but it can come in at quite a price if you choose one of the higher specifications. Looking at the HP Web site as we write this review, there are ...

Without the touchscreen element the HP Mini 5102 doesn't have anything about it that makes it stand out from the netbook crowd. The high resolution screen of our review sample isn't available from HP online as we write, so even that is not a draw....

May, 2010

Expert review by : Techworld (techworld.com)

HP Mini 5102 review

 

The design and feature set of the HP Mini 5102 is quite good, especially for the business audience it targets. The keyboard and touchpad are an improvement over the consumer-focused HP Minis, and scores of options are available. Unfortunately, this all...

Mar, 2010

GOOD GEAR GUIDE - EDITOR'S CHOICE

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

HP Mini 5102 netbook

 

The HP Mini 5102 is a netbook designed with business users in mind. It has an anodised aluminium lid and its sturdy design places it a rung above most...

Excellent battery life, large hard drive, 1366x768 screen resolution, 2GB RAM, 802.11 draft-n Wi-Fi, Gigabit Ethernet, 7200rpm hard drive

Slower performance than HP Mini 5101, very long setup procedure, too much preinstalled software, no Sleep-and-Charge style ports, touchpad buttons are awful

HP's Mini 5102 is practically the same as the Mini 5101, but it has much better battery life. You can practically get a whole day of use out of its 6-cell battery (as long as you close the lid when you aren't actively using it) and the large hard drive...

May, 2010

Expert review by (engadget.com)

HP Mini 5102 review

 

There are netbooks and then there's the HP Mini 5102. Or at least that's always been our impression of the 10-inch business and education targeted laptop, sinc...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Jason Cross (pcworld.com)

HP Mini 5102

 

The Mini 5102 is the latest in HP's line of business-optimized netbooks, featuring a ruggedized metal chassis and design elements tailored for the office road warrior. It does a great job of offering features that business users care about, but they...

Lots of options, including touchscreen display ; Good keyboard and touchpad

Expensive for a netbook ; Limited resolution

The design of the HP Mini 5102 is great for business users, but the high price doesn't buy you extra performance.

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

HP Mini 5102 review: HP Mini 5102

 

HP Mini 5102

New Intel Atom processor; excellent build quality.

Some basic options can quickly drive up the price; small touch pad.

HP's sturdy and stylish Mini 5102 is a slight upgrade to one of our favorite Netbooks, but we had hoped for a little more fresh thinking for 2010.

Jan, 2010

Expert review by (pcmag.com)

HP Mini 5102

 

The HP Mini 5102 is the best business netbook money can buy. That is, if you're willing to pay costly premiums for the "extras."

Metallic lid is still pretty. Fast hard drives. Blue and Red configurations. Carrying handle option. Almost 11 hours of battery life. Typing and navigating combo has few equals. Environmentally friendly.

66Wh (6-cell) battery is a costly add-on. Some degradation in speed tests. "Extras" are pricey.

Expert review by : Jerry Jackson (NotebookReview.com)

HP Mini 5102 Review (Updated)

 

If you're looking for a netbook with great battery life and good durability then the new HP Mini 5102 might be exactly what you need. You can even configure this netbook with a touchscreen for a tablet-like experience. Keep reading to find out if this...

Great build quality ; Nice keyboard ; Good pre-loaded software

Weak Atom processor ; Average touchpad

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Nathan Edwards (maximumpc.com)

HP Mini 5102 Review

 

Is “business netbook” a misnomer? Aren't business notebooks supposed to be both portable and powerful, while emitting a confident and businesslike aura? Can a netbook ever be enough for a business user? HP is one of the few companies out there betting...

Great looks and solid construction; good keyboard; 7,200rpm HDD standard; lots of optional upgrades

Fingerprint-prone; can get extremely expensive; weird function-key switching; can't compete with CULV ultrathins

The Mini 5102 has a lot of selling points, from the great keyboard to the good-looking (if fingerprint-prone) chassis. At the base model, it’s a match for any Pine Trail netbook out there, and fully decked-out, it’s considerably better. But even after...

Jul, 2010

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio Connections:Line In /Line Out /Mic In
Audio included:235 x 315 x 385
Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HDA / High Definition Audio / IDT 92HD75B
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Sound Card:High Definition/High Definition Audio/High-Definition-Audio

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):29 / 66
Battery life (max):10 / 4.30
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4 / 6

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):2

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Connections

Bluetooth: Yes
Built-in 3G: No
HDMI Outputs: None
Memory Card Reader: Yes
Network Card: Yes
USB Ports:3
VGA (D-sub):1
WLAN: Yes
WLAN Standard:802.11a/b/g/802.11b/g

Control

Mouse/Click Device:Touchpad

Design

Colour of product:Black
Internal:Y
Product colour:Black
Product Type:Netbook

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9 / 5:3
Display diagonal:25.6
Display Resolution:1024 x 600 / 1366 x 768
Display Surface:Glossy/N/A
LED Backlight: Yes
Screen Resolution:1024x600/1366x768
Screen Size:10.1 in
Screen Type:LED/LED TFT/TFT/TFT LED
Swivel Screen: No
Touch Screen: No

Drives

Optical Drive: None

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 3150
Graphic Card Memory Size:N/A
Graphics Card:Integrated
Multiple GPU: No
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200
On-board graphics adapter model:Integrated

Hard drive

Hard disk drive type:250 GB 7200 rpm SATA\n250 GB / 250 GB 7200 rpm SATA\nSerial ATA hard drive 160, 250 or 320 GB (7200 rpm), HP 3D DriveGuard (supported on Windows models only)

Internal

CPU Number:N450
CPU Speed:1.66 GHz
CPU Type:Intel Atom
Hard Drive Size:160 GB/250 GB/320 GB
Hard Drive Type:HDD
Internal Memory:1024 MB/2048 MB
Memory Slots (Total / Free):1 / 0
Memory Type:DDR2 SDRAM
Platform Technology:N/A

Keyboard

Keyboard layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:95% full-sized keyboard
Pointing device:Touchpad
Purpose:Notebook

Measures

Dimensions (HxWxD):18x232x262 mm/23.2x262x180 mm/23.2x262x182 mm/24.9x262x180 mm
Weight:1.2 kg
Weight (lb):2.64 lb

Memory

Internal Memory:1 / 2
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2
Memory clock speed:667 / 800
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM
Memory upgrade:2

Mouse

Mouse included:N

Networking

3G:No / Yes
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Marvell Ethernet PCI Controller (10/100/1000 NIC)
Networking type:GigabitEthernet, WLAN / Integrated Marvell Ethernet (10/100/1000 NIC)
Wi-Fi: Yes

Operational conditions

Non-operating altitude:-15.2 - 12.2
Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing):5 - 95
Operating altitude:-15.2 - 3.05
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD-RW / No

Other features

Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HDA / High Definition Audio / IDT 92HD75B
Battery Type:6-cell (66 WHr) Lithium-Ion Battery
Compatibility:Mini 5101, Mini 5102, Mini 5103
Compatible operating systems:Genuine Windows 7 Professional 32 / Genuine Windows 7 Starter\nGenuine Windows XP Home\nSUSE Linux Enterprise 11\nFreeDOS
Dimensions (WxDxH):180 x 23.2 x 262 / 23.2 x 262 x 180 / 262 x 180 x 23.2
Display:LCD / LED / TFT
Docking solution:Optional HP USB 2.0 Docking Station
Expansion slots:1 secure digital/MultiMedia card
Graphics adapter:GMA 3150 / GMA 950 / HD Graphics
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Hard drive controller type:SATA (7200 rpm)
HDD user password: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Maximum hard drive capacity:320
Memory Type:DDR2 SDRAM / DDR2, 800 MHz, 1024 or 2048 MB
Minimum hard disk space:160
Modem type:No modem included
Operating system note:Contact your reseller or HP sales representative for additional operating system choices and domain join support
Power requirements:External 40W HP AC Adapter\n6-cell (55 WHr) Lithium-Ion battery / External 40W HP AC Adapter\n6-cell (66 WHr) Lithium-Ion Battery
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wireless option type:Y
Wireless Technology:802.11 a/b/g / 802.11a/b/g/n / 802.11b/g / Broadcom 802.11a/b/g, HP Integrated Module with Bluetooth 2.1 Wireless Technology / Broadcom 802.11a/b/g; HP Integrated Module with Bluetooth 2.1 Wireless Technology / IEEE 802.11b/g / IEEE 802.11b/g/n / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u IEEE 802.3ab

Performance

GPS (satellite): No
TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
DC-in jack:No / Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
Headphone outputs:1
I/O ports:3 USB 2.0; 1 VGA-in; 1 AC power; 1 RJ-45; 1 stereo microphone in; 1 stereo headphone/line-out
Microphone in: Yes
Port replicator: No
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

Power Supply:40

Power source

Battery Type:Lithium Ion 6-Cell/Lithium Ion 6-Cells/Lithium-Ion 4-Cell/LITHIUM-ION 6-CELL

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Memory channels supported by processor:1
Memory types supported by processor:DDR2 667 / DDR2/3
Motherboard chipset:Intel NM10 / Intel NM10 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:123
Processing Die size:66
Processor cache:0.5
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Pineview
Processor Cores:1
Processor family:Intel® Atom™
Processor frequency:1.66
Processor front side bus:667
Processor lithography:45
Processor Model:N450 / N455
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Atom N400 series
Processor Socket:FCBGA559
Processor threads:2
Stepping:A0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):5.5 / 6.5
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
Embedded options available: Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Intel 64: Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: No
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Processor code:SLBMG / SLBX9
Processor package size:22
Supported instruction sets:SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Related

Environmental Label:EU Energy Star
Integrated Webcam: Yes
Miscellaneous:1 YEAR WARRANTY/Kensington security device/Warranty 1years

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / N / No / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Security management description:McAfee Total Protection Trial, HP ProtectTools Security Manager, Kensington Lock Slot, HP Disk Sanitizer, Setup Password, Power-On Password, Support for Computrace LoJack Pro for HP ProtectTools

Software

Bundled software:ASF, AVI, FLV, H.263, H.264, ISO, M-JPEG, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, RM, RMVB, VC-1, VOB, WMV, XVID
Extra Software:HP QuickLook 3, HP QuickWeb, HP QuickSync, HP Connection Manager, Corel Home Office/HP QuickLook 3, HP QuickWeb, HP QuickSync, HP Connection Manager, Corel Home Office, Adobe Flash Player, PDF Complete, Skype, WinZip/HP Support Assistant (Windows 7 only), HP QuickLook 3, HP QuickWeb, HP QuickSync, HP Connection Manager, Corel Home Office, Adobe Flash Player, PDF Complete, Skype, WinZip
Operating System:Linux/Windows 7 Home Premium/Windows 7 Starter
Operating System Architecture:32-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / No / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 7 Starter / Windows XP Professional

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD
Hard Drive Capacity:160 / 250
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard drive speed:7200
Total Storage Capacity:160 / 250 / 320

Technical Details

Display Type:TFT

Type

Platform:PC

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:18 / 2.32
Height :2.32 / 26.2
Height (front):2.32 / 2.49
Weight:1.2
Width:18 / 23.2 / 26.2