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HP Mini 210-1000 PC series

With its thin, versatile design, the HP Mini 210 gives you all-day computing with the freedom and tools to do more of what you want, wherever you want.
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6 out of 6(100%)customers recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for HP Mini 210-1000 PC series
Review 1 for HP Mini 210-1000 PC series
Overall: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
The Mandarin
Gender:Male
Age:40-54
Computer proficiency:Advanced
Brill H/W
Date:07 September 2010
"This is a great little machine. It's powerfull enough to handle all the office apps (and do some Java development on too). It battery lasts ages - I've managed a whole day's (intermittant) work without a recharge. Its light and small, but the keyboard is good enough to do real work on. The display is good too - though the battery life suffers if you turn the brightness up.
The only slight down side is the use of Windows 7 starter. Starter is limited in that you cannot switch users easily. You cannot do a windows backup to a network drive. That is plain stupid on a laptop - I want to be able to backup my work to a secure location easily. The machine nags you to make a recovery disc - but you cannot do this unless you have a USB DVD writer - it won't let you use another machines burner over a network. And starter is petty in not allowing you to change the background. It also does not allow an ad-hoc network between a pair of machines to be set up (though it can join an ad-hoc network if created by the other machine). Having said this 7 starter is much better than vista on a low end machine, and XP is looking dated.
So HP - great hardware, you just need to beat microsoft up to have a low cost version of 7 that actually has the functionality you need on a netbook - most importantly backup and restore from network resources, and ad-hoc network support."
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 2 for HP Mini 210-1000 PC series
Overall: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
pipsweak
Gender:Male
Age:55+
Computer proficiency:Beginner
A good buy
Date:14 August 2010
"The only thing that causes me a problem at the moment is I have a USB learn a Language which needs a higher resolution. If there is a program which can reduce the USB resolutions that would be great, I also mentioned this to the company to do it the other way ."
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 3 for HP Mini 210-1000 PC series
Overall: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
A big kid
Gender:Male
Age:40-54
Computer proficiency:Advanced
Amazing value and quality
Date:13 June 2010
"I'm very pleased with this netbook. I primarily wanted a very portable computer for carrying around and was expecting to have to make some sacrifices. However, I'm totally pleased with the machine and for most home computing tasks I can't see why I'd need a bigger laptop. The quality is excellent, unlike many of the competitors. The performance is good enough to watch streamed video over the internet, and I was expecting that to be out of the question. The screen resolution is limited of course, but if you're careful to make the most of it (such as running the web browser in full-screen mode) I've found it good enough for everything I've tried so far, including teaching my son to program a robot."
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
Review 4 for HP Mini 210-1000 PC series
Overall: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
FW
Gender:Male
Age:55+
Computer proficiency:Intermediate
At last! A truly portable computer.
Date:08 June 2010
"For many years I avoided using laptop (notebook) computers because they were far too big and heavy to carry around conveniently. I have found that the HP Mini 210 does everything that is needed, from a portable computer. It fits easily into an ordinary briefcase. It runs Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010 Standard Edition faultlessly. I would not use it for very heavy number-crunching applications; but I now use only the HP Mini 210 for my email. It is fine for writing and editing documents. The battery life is excellent. The keyboard is fine, once I got used to it . Pg Up, Pg Dn, Home and End are available using the blue 'fn' key and the four arrow keys; so the full desktop keyboard is available. The only difficulties with the HP Mini occurred right at the start. I could not transfer files to/from the desktop computer via the local area network because of problems with firewalls; it seems that one needs to have the same virus-catcher and security software on all computers. Therefore I swap files using USB memory sticks, and I had to obtain a USB-connected optical drive in order to install MS Office from a CD. Printing is easy, using a USB cable. Sometimes I need to print to an old HP Office-Jet printer (bought in 2002). Windows Update found the required driver within a few minutes. If planning to connect peripheral devices it is advisable to check that a Windows 7 driver is available. I had this problem with a USB-to-RS232 adapter cable. I have now got the correct driver. I can, when no broadband connection is available, connect very easily to the internet, and send and receive my email, using a V92 dial-up modem. To sum up, the HP Mini 210 would be the only computer I need, if I did not also use a computer for serious number-crunching and other technical work."
9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.
Review 5 for HP Mini 210-1000 PC series
Overall: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
dah
Gender:Male
Age:55+
Computer proficiency:Advanced
HP Mini 120
Date:06 April 2010
"Very good netbook. My only problem with it is the function keys have been changed; F4 no longer repeats the last action, for example. The Page Up and Page Down keys, among others, are missing.
Given the limitations of any netbook, this one seems to be quite good and usefull."
24 out of 26 people found this review helpful.
Review 6 for HP Mini 210-1000 PC series
Overall: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Jon
Gender:Male
Age:25-39
Computer proficiency:Intermediate
Exactly what it says on the tin!
Date:24 March 2010
"Just like a large laptop in most way however due to its small size the touch pad takes some getting used to. As does the screen size! The Notebook is ideal for me as it is so easily portable, I forget it is under my arm. Back to work...."
19 out of 23 people found this review helpful.