Conclusion: I really like the HP Mini 1000 and I think for someone who is always on the go it would be a great companion device. The keyboard and screen are small, but that is what keeps this Netbook lite and easy to carry.
Summary: Mainstream consumers who aren't wedded to a particular OS should check out the $449 Samsung NC10 ,the 10-inch Acer Aspire One ($349), or the ASUS Eee PC 1000HE ($399), all of which offer higher-capacity six-cell batteries for less money.
Excerpt: It wasn’t too long ago that if you wanted a small laptop you’d have to pay a premium for it. Thanks to the birth of the netbook, you can now go portable with a 10-inch or less screen, and not break the bank.
Review: HP Mini 1000 Netbook Earns Notebooks.com Editor’s Choice Award
10 December 2008
Excerpt: A lot of netbooks look and feel like toys, but HP’s blessed the Mini 1000 with design cues borrowed from its Pavilion notebooks, making it the best looking netbook to date. This Mini 1000 is an excellent choice for anyone that understands the limitations of a netbook, likes the idea of simplicity...
Conclusion: The Mini 1000 is a solid second act for HP that could teach other netbooks a thing or two about design. It could stand to learn a few things from its peers, as well.
Pros: Runs on the Intel Atom platform. Gorgeous, big (10-inch) glass screen. Best-looking design. Lighter than its rivals. WWAN, bigger battery, and excellent Ubuntu distro options later this year. Superior keyboard.
Cons: Mouse buttons are awkwardly placed. Slow-spinning hard drives. VGA-out requires a dongle.
Excerpt: The HP Mini 1000 is the first consumer focused netbook from HP and enters a market that is becoming more and more crowded by the day. I recently reviewed the Acer Aspire One netbook to take a look at the feasibility of using it as a student notebook and here we are today taking a […]