Product Type: Hewlett-Packard Netbook
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Love at first sight!
HP Mini 210-1002sa
Member Name: birdcharlotte
HP Mini 210-1002sa
Advantages: It's fast, it's small, it's lightweight, IT'S PINK!!
Disadvantages: Nothing as far as I can see!
I'm going to start this review by pointing out that I am not very technical minded, I don't understand the memory and stuff on a computer. Okay, I know it makes them work better but as far as I am concerned as long as my computer is fast enough for me and holds the stuff that I want I'm happy, and although I understand it needs a large memory to do this, I don't understand how this all works.
So you may want to see this review as an idiot's way of explaining how good this laptop is, and if you don't understand all this business either you may find it easier to understand than coming from a technical person's point of view?
My laptop broke a couple of months ago (which is why I have been away for so long! Trust me, I've missed this place!) and I have been begging my dad to buy me a new one for weeks (obviously with the intention to pay him back). So I sent him to the Argos sale for me a few weeks ago and asked him to pick up a laptop for me.
Being a girl, I asked for any laptop that was pink. When he rang me explaining all this technical stuff, my only question was 'is it pink?'. If he said no, I didn't want it!
== HP 210 Mini 10 Hour Netbook - Pink =
I've copied the name of this laptop as it is on the Argos website as I'm not even sure what it is called (that is how bad I am!). It is currently in the sale in Argos for £199.99 from around £260. My dad picked mine up in the sale and it came with Windows 7 full package (he may have paid extra for this, so look into it before buying).
I'm going to stop calling it a laptop and start calling it a 'Netbook' as that is it's official name.
The Netbook is very small, with a 10 inch screen and lightweight. This is great if you are constantly on the go, as it means you can carry your laptop around, without it being too heavy and bulky. It slips easily into most of my handbags and most of the time, I can't even tell that I am carrying it around on my shoulder (and neither can others as it is easily concealable!).
It also has 10 hours battery life, so if you charge it up for a couple of hours before going out it will last you all day. I tend to leave mine on charge when I am at home and using it, then unplug it when I am using it out and about, and it hasn't died on me yet!
My favourite thing about this Netbook is that it came in pink! I know it's not a major factor for a product such as this, but I like girly things and this is a really girly Netbook! And I think the fact that it slips into your handbag makes it even more girly!
Anyway...I know that the speed of the internet depends on both your connection and computer, so I asked my mum to bring her old laptop round and tried to upload the same page on both computers. My new HP Netbook opened the webpage much quicker than my mum's older laptop, even though we were both using the same internet connection so I will safely say that the internet seems to work fast on this. (However, this could be because I haven't filled it up with all my rubbish yet).
The Netbook also comes packed with different programs, I haven't used many of these (and probably never will) and I only use my computer for the internet, games and uploading photos. Some of the programmes pre-loaded include; Microsoft Auto route, Microsoft Money, Windows Task Manager and Windows DVD Maker.
HP Games is also loaded onto the Netbook, this looks a little like a gaming website where you can browse different games and play free trials before buying. I have played on many of the free trials, which are extremely childlike and not really any good to adults, and will safely say that I will not be buying any of them. However, if you are buying this Netbook for a teenage girl, I am sure that they would play on many of these games as they are quite entertaining and the main theme tends to be weddings or fashion.
Without sounding stupid, that is pretty much all that I can say on this as that is pretty much all that I do on it. But I have looked at the specification and features of the Netbook.
It comes with:
Inter Atom N455
Processor Speed 1.66GHz
1GB DDR3 Ram
250GB hard drive
10.1 in display
Resolution 1024 x 600 pixels
3 USB ports
1 Ethernet port
Built in Wireless
Built in 0.3 MP Webcam
Built in Mic
A lot of this means nothing to me but I figured they might come in useful to others.
Overall, I do love my little Netbook, but mainly for it appearance, the fact that I can carry it around and the fact that the internet is fast. Anything else on it is a mystery to me.
I do hope that this review has hoped those who are like me and do not understand so well, and hasn't annoyed those who are technical minded too much.
Summary: A girly girls laptop :)
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