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.
Incredibly slow and unresponsive machine...not worth the money
Doctor G "Doctor G", Amazon
6 October 2009
Summary: I was in search of a laptop but didn't have much money, so I looked into getting a netbook. All I needed was a machine to do word processing and surf the internet, so my expectations were pretty low. This machine doesn't even do that effectively...it is incredibly slow and crashes constantly doing basic tasks, like opening a web-page. I would highly suggest you just invest a little more money and get an actual laptop.