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: The mini HP 1000 laptop is awesome! I actually have the 10 inch because it just seems to be better to use. The 8.9 inch screen just doesn't seem big enough. This laptop of easy to use and has a larger keyboard than the acer mini laptops. This laptop travels well and is pretty durable. The only downside is that the screen tends to get a lot of finger prints. But I would just recommend purchasing a screen protector, which doesn't cost that much.
Excerpt: When Verizion offered a laptop my children and I jumped right on to getting one. HP mini 1000 is the laptop that verizion chose over anyother brand. I can see why this model was chosen. It has everything one needs and is light and easy to carry around. With verizon's internet access being available where ever there is phone service, this little gem of technology is always at my fingertips. Though it is small the screen is large enougn to see what you need to see.