Summary: I got the mini so that I could pentest networks that I own (and thus sometimes 0wn too) using Kali Linux in conjunction with my homebrew wifi pineapple router (which I need to do a build for the newest version, but I digress). The mini is also compatible with windows and OSX (hackintosh), but why would you tarnish good hardware with an inferior OS?
Summary: This unit is almost perfect. It just occasionally locks up for no apparent reason. A reboot brings it right back online and it's back to business. It obviously won't be setting any speed records, but it does offer a tremendous balance of portability and battery life. This makes a great airplane companion if you need USB connectivity not found on most tablets. And for my purposes Windows XP was still a necessity.
Well packaged, Received timely, Described properly
jackson truett, Amazon
29 August 2013
Summary: My general use is specifically the Windows Media Player. As a result it serves me well. The case and monitor are in good condition as described. Due to it's age the AC adapter port has worn causing the adapter to easily fall out. A small sacrifice.
HP Mini is a great supplement to a desk top computer.
3 July 2013
Summary: My HP Mini has been better than I had hoped when I bought it. At first I thought it would be too small - but I have since decided that it is the perfect size for my purposes. The keyboard is a good size and I have another computer with a large monitor for those times I need a larger display.
Summary: I bought my HP Mini 1000 through Verizon in July of 2009 for $200. It worked great and became my most-used computer. Small and convenient, an ideal Starbucks companion. Then, July of 2012, the battery literally popped. It expanded through the now shattered case. A replacement would cost $80 as the warranty was for 1 year, and is available only through the mail from HP as Verizon bailed out on this product. As I was debating, the 2 USB ports died.
Excerpt: I used this computer when I began college as a computer programer. It served me well and it was a lot better than the computers they offered to use. Its pretty light and has good battery life. I'd use it for my everyday internet usage. Reviewer is an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand.
Excerpt: We at HiTech Integrated Solutions (fire Alarm Company i work for) Just got 4 of the HP Mini Laptops From Verizon 1151nr Hp Net book. To start the whole thing off, One guy got his and left his desk for about five minutes, we sharpened a pencile down until it was tiny, and we set some miniature 1/2 inch post it's all on top of his little note book. It was really funny for him to come back and see that all of his supplies had been miniaturized.
Hp Mini 1000 series. Not worth the money you pay for this.
9 September 2012
Excerpt: Truly a waste of money. My seventeen year old has only had for six months and already some screws fell out of hinge, and the operating system has to be the restored. There is no cd or dvd drive for these machines so restoring windows involves downloading it from another computer onto a flash drive to restore it to the machine. Customer service was of no help they cant take it in for repair if the operating system isnt restored.