Conclusion: Let’s start by focusing on the components we’re testing today. The Atom N550 is currently the fastest netbook Atom processor in terms of overall performance, with two cores plus Hyper-Threading.
Summary: Business Class. HP refreshes the Mini 5103 and installs the latest Intel Atom N550 chip. Highlights are the solid case available in "Espresso", a 10.1 inch touchscreen, UMTS and the generous island style keyboard.
Pros: Solid case and design, Generous island style keyboard, Touchscreen with multi-touch, Good application performance, Fast hard disk (HDD), Integrated UMTS module, Variety of configurations and models, Convincing battery life, The mobility characteristics, so battery life. The UMTS module and transf...
Cons: Poor connectivity, No docking port, Poor scope of delivery, Warranty of only 12 months ex-factory, Smooth touchpad, Permanently running fan, Additional business features, such as an own docking port, an ExpressCard slot or eSATA port. Moreover, we would have liked a quieter fan management.
HP Mini 5103 review – the versatile business netbook we’d all love having
15 November 2010
Conclusion: Now, the HP Mini 5103 is definitely one of the most impressive 10 inch netbooks on the market. In terms of build quality and style manages to score high marks, as well as in terms of versatility, being perhaps the most configurable 10 incher available out there.
HP Mini 5103 Review: Business Class Netbook Continues Tradition
9 November 2010
Excerpt: The HP Mini 5103 netbook is the latest business class netbook from HP, continuing on the style and design of the HP Mini 5102 (review), offering users a very portable package with more durability and extra features than we typically see in a netbook.
Pros: Durable design, highly viewable screen – even outdoors, Great keyboard, Extra software
HP Mini 5103 Business Class Netbook First Impressions
20 October 2010
Excerpt: HP recently updated the company’s business class netbook , the HP Mini 5103 to work with the new dual core Intel Atom N550 processors. The upgrade which added a few new features to the Mini 5012, which we recently reviewed , doesn’t contain many cosmetic changes, sticking with the duracoat keys,...
Excerpt: This sleek Mini has a dual-core Atom processor, gorgeous aesthetics, and arguably the best netbook keyboard yet. But a poorly implemented touch screen, a high price, and the lack of discrete graphics hold it back.
Pros: Ultra-durable, Excellent keyboard, Good looks, Long battery life
Cons: Poor screen, No discrete graphics, Spotty CPU performance, Expensive, No bundled touch software beyond Windows Touch Pack
Summary: The HP Mini 5103 is still a solid business netbook with one of the best included software offerings in its class. Its relatively high price tag (starting at $542, $668 as configured) will deter those looking for an inexpensive netbook, but its dual-core Atom processor, rugged yet stylish frame, and...
Summary: Overall, the HP Mini 5103 is an attractive and high performance netbook — which is to say, it’s still a pretty low performance laptop. With a dual core Atom N550 processor, the netbook is definitely faster than the average mini-laptop at some… maybe most tasks.