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.
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 Transformers movie look like the first Terminator . Battery life weak compared to Asus.
Conclusion: First off, the HP Mini 5101 is expensive - very expensive in the specification we tested. While the impressive build quality and conservative design will help it to appeal more to corporate buyers, there's no getting away from the fact that it's pricier than some of the CULV laptops that are...
HP's Mini 5101 is another stylish netbook let down by poor battery life
18 November 2009
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?