Conclusion: The HP Mini 5102 netbook is one of the best in its class, and features such as a touch screen, a carrying handle, and an optional 11-hour battery are now part of its impressive arsenal.
Pros: Metallic lid is still pretty. Fast hard drives. Blue and Red configurations. Carrying handle option. Almost 11 hours of battery life. Typing and navigating combo has few equals. Environmentally friendly.
Cons: 66Wh (6-cell) battery is a costly add-on. Some degradation in speed tests. "Extras" are pricey.
HP Mini 5102 Review: Small Package, Great Keyboard
21 June 2010
Excerpt: The HP Mini 5102 business class netbook is a device clearly aimed at users in the business and education markets who need a netbook that offers high end features, durability and long battery life. On all of these points, the HP Mini 5102 exceeded our expectations.
Pros: Durable design, Long battery life, Excellent keyboard, Matte screen
Cons: Small mousepad, 1024×600 resolution – Higher res available
HP Mini 5102 Business Class Netbook First Impressions
11 June 2010
Excerpt: The HP Mini 5102 netbook from HP may not be as recognizable as the HP Mini 1000 or the HP Mini 210 consumer netbooks that you may have seen at local coffee shops and airports. That’s because the HP Mini 5102 is a netbook designed for business users and the education market with extra features and...
Excerpt: HP’s Mini 5102 is the company’s current business netbook. It’s a slight refresh of the Mini 5101 that we reviewed last year. In addition to the new Intel Pine Trail processor the 5102 got a number of interesting upgrade options, including a fold-out handle and a touchscreen.
HP Mini 5102 review (netbook for business, education markets)
7 April 2010
Summary: There are a lot of things to like about the HP Mini 5102. It’s attractive, durable, has an excellent keyboard, and premium features including a faster hard drive and HP’s DriveGuard technology to help protect it. But the mini-laptop is also much more expensive than most consumer oriented netbooks.
Summary: Yes, the HP Mini 5102 is marketed towards the business and education crowd, but because netbooks are designed to be taken anywhere, we think it's worth the $20 to $45 premium to get the Mini 5102's durable all-metal design versus a plastic competitor.