Excerpt: Hewlett-Packard can’t seem to stop pumping out netbooks, and its new Mini 5101 is the slickest version yet. Festooned in brushed metal, the Mini 5101 flashes a sexy, Spartan design. We love the matte, full-sized keyboard — soft on the fingertips, but just firm enough for precision typing. The glossy trackpad is comfy, too, although it collects smudges quickly. Warning: Do not eat Ruffles while operating this machine.
Pros: Attractive, brushed metal aesthetic is welcome change to cluttered look found on many netbooks. Well spaced island keys reminiscent of Apple’s sexy new MacBook keyboard.
Cons: Weird, choppy QuickTime performance will make latest movie look like the first . Battery life weak compared to Asus.
HP's Mini 5101 is another stylish netbook let down by poor battery life
23 April 2010
Summary: Sleek and professional, the Hp Mini 5101 is another attractively pitched netbook that can't shake its very poor battery life. When will manufactuers learn that battery life is all-important to netbook success?
Excerpt: We've seen several HP netbooks in the past, and although they've always offered excellent usability and quality, there has often been something missing. The HP Mini 5101 is the latest, and sitting at the top end of the netbook market it has to be good if it's to have any chance of success.