HP Mini 1103 Review
Reviewers like the HP Mini's keyboard and touchpad for their feel and function, and the 7,200 rpm hard drive gives this computer a performance boost.
The most impressive features of the HP Mini 1103, according to CNET's HP Mini 1103 review, are the longer-than-average battery life and comfortable, almost full-sized (93 percent) keyboard. An HP Mini 1103 review in PC Mag says the small touchpad is easy to use despite the tiny size , and the expert reviewer likes that it supports multitouch gestures. The Mini 1103's hard drive spins at 7,200RPMs, significantly faster than most netbook hard drives, which spin at 5,400RPMs. This gives the Mini 1103 a bit of a performance boost, say HP Mini 1103 reviews, although PC Mag considers the netbook's CPU only an average performer.
The Mini HP 1103 uses Intel's familiar Atom N455 CPU and Windows 7 Starter, along with 1GB of RAM and a 250GB hard drive. Like most netbooks, the HP Mini 1103 has a 10.1-inch, 1024 x 600 screen, three USB 2.0 ports, and it runs on a six-cell battery. Unlike most netbooks, you can configure the HP Mini 1103 by upgrading the CPU, for instance, to an Intel Atom N570 dual core CPU for $30, which gives the netbook a bit of a performance bump.
The Mini 1103 is one of the better choices among netbooks, according to the experts. Hardware-wise, there isn't much that differentiates one netbook from another, so the Mini 1103's superior keyboard and touchpad are compelling selling points. We also like its speedy hard drive and the fact that you can upgrade this model for a relatively low price. The fast hard drive is really the only way the Mini 110 separates itself from the competition under the hood. Otherwise, its internal hardware is the same as that of most netbooks in this price class.