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The HP Mini 210 is a 10.1-inch netbook with Windows 7 Starter Edition and a 6-cell battery.

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Pros

low price

7 agree

solid build

6 agree

great looks - one of the more attractive standard netbooks

6 agree

comes with Windows 7

6 agree

latest platform - N450, GMA 3150

6 agree

no longer comes with the split trackpad buttons of previous generation HP netbooks

5 agree

great keyboard

5 agree

6-cell battery standard

4 agree

big touchpad

3 agree

available in a variety of colours / patterned options

3 agree

touchscreen option

2 agree

Slim

2 agree

Lower heat than N270/N280

2 agree

cover is not glossy

2 agree

touchpad lock

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Cons

Limited cooler opening

4 agree

basic netbook - does little to distinguish itself from the pack, same internal components as every other netbook

4 agree

No bluetooth

2 agree

actual retail price has been creeping up to the expected $350 level

2 agree

very small differences compared to the older Mini 110

1 agrees

no trackpad scroll function

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Big adaptor

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Difficult to use MOUSE1 / MOUSE2 button integrated at touchpad (moving cursor when clicking)

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The HP Mini 210 is a 10.1-inch netbook with Windows 7 Starter Edition and a 6-cell battery. The Mini 210 is a fully functional ultra-portable notebook, however the cost and small form factor limit its capabilities. As the successor to the Mini 110, several incremental hardware improvements have been made. Users will find an Intel GMA 3150 inside for graphics, which supports Aero effects in Windows 7. Also featured is a “Pinetrail” Intel Atom N450 processor at 1.66GHz, WiFi b/g networking and with up to 250GB of storage, this machine is best suited for users with portability as their primary concern. A 5-in1 multimedia card reader is included for those who would like to view photos on the go. A basic webcam has also been integrated into the display’s bezel for online video conferencing. The HP Mini 210 has a MSRP of $279.99.

Features/Specs
  • 10.1” LCD display
  • Intel Atom N450 processor 1.66GHz
  • GMA 3150 graphics
  • WiFi 802.11b/g wireless networking
  • 250GB hard drive (max.)
  • 5-in-1 multimedia card reader
  • Webcam
  • 6-cell battery
  • Windows 7 Starter Edition
Post Review
Amanie
10/29/2010 05:11

Is $200 for an #hp_mini_210 a good deal?

Omar

Omar

10/29/2010 05:40

If you want a netbook then it's quite a good price. But the question is: do you want a netbook?

Amanie

Amanie

10/29/2010 05:48

So you're saying netbooks themselves aren't worth it?

Erik

Erik

10/29/2010 05:49

I agree. I feel like netbooks are overrated. Spring for a laptop, or get a (heaven help me) #apple_ipad

Omar

Omar

10/29/2010 05:49

I think their use-case is pretty darn narrow. I much prefer an iPad, or one of the really low cost Android tablets. You can't do anything too crazy with a netbook from a productivity standpoint, so might as well get something that is a lot more useful/versatile from an entertainment perspective.

Yale

Yale

10/30/2010 04:48

I agree with you guys, but if you're on a budget there is nothing like this for $200. To me it looks like unbelievable value and a big improvement on previous designs. Otherwise spring for an iPad for consumption (entertainment / social usage) or an 11.6" design like the new Air if you need productivity on the go.

Dom

Dom

11/01/2010 10:53

I'd say it's a great deal. And you can do much more with it than play some finger-touch games or casually browse the web. Especially if you want to connect anything to it, it will make the iPad look like 1995.

Amanie

Amanie

11/02/2010 02:55

The thing is, I don't actually NEED it, it's more like it'd be nice to have for casual browsing/portability. I get by ok on my iPhone but it'd be nice to have something more powerful/bigger. An iPad would be nice but this is so much cheaper.

Dom

Dom

11/08/2010 10:55

If you don't actually *need* it, you're making sense in wanting to spend as little as possible on it!

Amanie

Amanie

11/08/2010 02:35

I don't think I'm going to get it. If I don't need it, I might as well get something I want and hold out until the next version of the #Apple_ipad is released or maybe check out the #rim_blackberry_playbook
I'm anticipating a major debate on which one is better.

Dom

Dom

11/10/2010 11:30

Good idea. Personally I'd only hop on the tablet wagon if they combined tablet & e-reading display. The current offerings with Galaxy Tab, iPad, weTab etc. still have the old screen technologies. It would have to be Mirasol, PixelQi, or E-Ink Color. It's rumored that Amazon is prepping a Kindle with Mirasol for next year, but that would naturally be much more than a Kindle as we know it - full touchscreen, full color, very fast display refreshes, and a full OS. And yet, in addition, you could use it just like the Kindle today.

Omar

Omar

11/10/2010 12:34

You know this whole "waiting for the next version" for apple products is really interesting. On one hand A LOT of people say they're waiting for version 2, on the other hand Apple is selling a metric ton of iPads. So the question becomes who is currently buying them? And is iPad 2 going to be the best selling device ever?

Amanie

Amanie

11/10/2010 02:37

Well, for me a major dealbreaker on the iPad is the lack of video. I'd want this "device" to replace a laptop for casual use (meaning I would need it for Skype).

Amanie

Amanie

11/10/2010 02:38

Oh, and @dom, I would love something that had the ink features of the Kindle. Now THAT would be worth something to me. Although, I've stopped buying books and just use the library now so I don't know if the Kindle is actually useful for me. I don't want to go back to buying, I

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