Product Type: Hewlett-Packard Netbook
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HP mini 210 a first hand experience
HP Mini 210-1002sa
Member Name: Leccles
HP Mini 210-1002sa
Advantages: Very long battery life (up to 10hours) great audio quality, 3 usb ports, great keyboard, portable
Disadvantages: Comes with windows 7 starter which is quite limited in personalisation (Background ect)
The HP mini 210 (10.1 inch display) is a handy little fella! The laptop its self is very small, compact and lightweight. When I received it as a present I saw the box and thought that it was going to be a standard sized notebook with a 13 inch screen. I was dead wrong!
At first I was disappointed because I was used to a 13 inch screen and I thought my hands would be too big for the keyboard, but the keyboard is very good and the keys weren't so close together I found myself hitting the wrong keys or more than one key at once. It was spread out almost perfectly the only bad side to it was the directional keys were a little smaller than my liking, but after a couple days use it was not even noticeable.
The screen is very well lit with a resolution of 1024 x 600 and although it is only 10.1 inches I found no problem watching videos on the internet or my favourite films on Lovefilm! I will say though that due to the size of the screen the web browsing experience at first was annoying because most pages wouldn't fit within the screen properly however the work around is easy, just put the zoom at about 70-80% instead of 100%.
The speed of the laptop I thought was excellent for such a small computer! with 1gb of ram and a 1.66ghz processor it can perform all your basic processes such as facebook, twitter and youtube, word processing and for me code writing, and having such a small laptop so easily portable this was a massive bonus!
The sound quality for a laptop is amazing, it boasts having Beats audio (Yes as in those big headphones that cost close to or more than £300 on their own) and for a laptop so small, the audio quality is actually very good, beats the gaming laptop my brother owns!
In this review I've only gone over the main details that attract me to a product, I would've gone into more tech detail, but I thought I'd keep it simple and short so you can make your mind up yourself!
Overall though this was probably one of the best present I have received and I definitely recommend it to anyone who just needs a laptop for basic functions such as internet browsing, video watching and taking notes in school or at work.
Summary: A brilliant laptop and a very reasonable price for what it does. Definitely recommend this!