If you liked the HP Mini 2140, you will surely like the latest version of HP Mini netbook – HP Mini 5101. You can call HP Mini 5101 a revamped version of the HP Mini 2140.
HP Mini 5101 features
HP Mini 5101 has been designed for professionals who travel frequently with their netbooks. To withstand the wear and tear of frequent travel, Mini 5101 has a magnesium alloy body, fitted inside a highly durable aluminum casing.
However, you will hardly feel the toughness of the body material when you run your hand over Mini 5101. The soft paint covering this netbook creates the soft texture of an organic material.
Mini 5101 features a 10.1-inch WSGVA display. Compared to the earlier HP Mini 2140, Mini 5101 has a slightly bigger keyboard. The keys are evenly spaced. The mouse buttons are placed below the touchpad. It will be equipped with an accelerometer, which will instantly shut off the hard drive if your netbook slips from your hand. The keyboard is spill resistant.
Similar to HP Mini 2140, Mini 5101 also weighs 2.6 pounds. A 4-cell battery is shipped with this netbook. However, users are free to use a 6-cell battery to increase the run time of the netbook up to eight hours. HP Mini 5101 also has a battery life indicator, which we have seen in the latest Macs.
It is fitted with Intel’s new 1.66GHz Intel Atom N280 processor. As for the storage, HP Mini 5101 will come with either 7200rpm 160GB, 250GB or 320GB hard drive. There is also the option of having 80GB or 128GB solid state disc.
Mini 5101 comes with WiFi. Gobi wireless cheap is also offered with this model. If you opt for the Gobi chip, you will not need an external wireless broadband modem for your netbook. You can also opt for software for synching files between desktop PCs and Mini 5101.
Price of HP Mini 5101 begins from $449.