HP Mini 5103 - Intel Atom

  • HP Mini 5103 - Intel Atom
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Based on 19 scores, 25 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    5
  • Good:
    6
  • Average:
    6
  • Bad:
    2

Pros:

  • Very Durable Aluminum And Magnesium Design, Excellent Keyboard, Faster Hard Drive
  • Great looks for a business machine; rock-solid build quality; better keyboard than many full notebooks; 3 USB ports(!); excellent general performance for a netbook; solid battery life; excellent balance of features and connection options
  • Professional-looking brushed-aluminum top lid; excellent keyboard; business-centric features; offers slew of optional addons.

Cons:

  • Above Average Price, Upgrade Features Price It Too Close To Better Performing Ultraportables
  • Did you say $750 for a netbook?; Too little memory to take advantage of processor; average gaming performance belies need for better graphics processor; touch screen is an ergonomic nightmare; at this price it should have the nVidia ION.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TopTenREVIEWS on -

The 5103 delivers solid performance and is super...

By InfoWorld on 60

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...

By About.com on 80

Feb 14 2011 - HP's Mini 5103 is a minor update that adds DDR3 and potential dual core Atom support to their already excellent business class netbook. Performance remains mostly unchanged from the past model but the larger faster hard drive does make...

By ZDNet Australia on 90

HP's Mini 5103 is a gorgeous, luxury item that makes a netbook desirable again. You'll still need to ask yourself if the small size is worth the cost; however, for portability, battery life and features, the 5103 is on our wanted...

By HardwareGeeks on 100

I love netbooks, and I am a proud netbook owner. For me there is nothing like having a small computer that I can comfortably use on a 6 hour flight. But while I am a proud netbook owner I often feel like I am using a Playsckool toy computer. It’s...

By NotebookCheck on 85

The HP Mini 5103-WK472EA business netbook has convincing buying arguments, but also a few drawbacks that should be considered. The design, the high-end case made of an aluminum-magnesium alloy and a good workmanship are on the pro side. The...

By AnandTech on -

Netbooks are all so similar in terms of performance that it’s difficult to get excited about reviewing “yet another netbook”. Aesthetics and build quality may change, but outside of features like NG-ION or the use of an SSD,...

By Gear Diary on -

Throughout this review I have had some significant concerns and criticisms about certain elements, and yet this is by far the best netbook I have ever touched. It has rock solid manufacturing quality, great design principles for the keyboard and...

By Good Gear Guide on 90

Despite not being very different to the HP Mini 5102, the HP Mini 5103 is still one of the best netbooks money can buy... if you don't mind forking over so much cash for a netbook, that is. It's solidly constructed, has 2GB of RAM and a fast...

By ZDNet UK on 73

The latest iteration of HP's business netbook adds some useful optional features including an HD 10in. screen and a dual-core Atom processor. However, it's looking dated next to faster 11.6in....

By CNET Asia on 73

While we like the solid metal design, at S$699, it is pricey for a Netbook with middling battery life....

By Online Notebook on -

HP Mini 5103 Netbook has a 10.1 inch matte LED backlit display and you get to choose from two resolution options – the 1,024×600 pixels regular resolution and 1,366×768 pixel high definition resolution. You will have to pay $25 extra for...

By Testfreaks on 80

I really like the looks of the HP business line of notebooks and netbooks, the brushed aluminum tops just look great and the keyboards are excellent truly. The overall build quality is very good, it’s thin and lightweight.The included touch screen...

By LaptopMag on 70

HP's durable but pricey netbook gets serious with a dual-core processor and robust software...

By Computer Shopper on 64

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....

By PC Advisor on 70

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...

By PCWorld on 70

Great security features and excellent video performance highlight this corporate netbook--but the display's too small. Shop for the Mini 5103 MerchantPriceMerchant Rating $399.00 Learn More » 5 Reviews » $429.58 Learn More » 2...

By TechReviewSource on 80

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...

By Notebook Review on 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...

By PC Mag on 80

The HP Mini 5103 comes fully-loaded with a dual-core Atom processor, Broadcom HD decoder chip, and touchscreen. Buy it...