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HP Mini 210-1042VU Netbook Review

February 15th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments


HP Mini laptops are always compact and stylish. There is another new Mini added to this category with similar features as HP Mini 210-1042VU. Though it is a mini, it looks quite elegant stands tall. This mini is powered through Intel Aton N450 processor. This mini comes with 1 GB DDR2 RAM and 160 GB hard drive. Also, there are few more special features as bundle like integrated 5-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader, Bluetooth with wireless networking, 3-cell lithium-ion battery, integrated Ethernet LAN and integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150 with shared graphics memory. All these features definitely will tempt anyone to go for it.

Intel Atom N450 Processor Details:

Intel Atom N450 processor, that powers the HP Mini 210-1042VU is clocked at 1.66 GHz. It is 45nm processor suitable for embedded motherboards. That is the reason it is seen widely used for netbooks. It is single core processor comes with 512 KB of L2 Cache and a FSB speed of 667 MHz. The best part with this processor is its improved energy efficiency with integrated GMA 3150 Graphics on chip and no longer, it is dependent on GMA 950 like other processors. It consumes less power and releases low heat output. This processor supports x64 OS and application successfully. In fact, this processor is a upgrade for N270 and N280 with slighter modifications. This processor is little vulnerable with multimedia applications.


HP Mini 210-1042VU Pros:

  • Inexpensive netbook.
  • It Generic Stereo speakers.
  • It has Bluetooth Wireless networking.
  • It has Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150.

 

HP Mini 210-1042VU Cons:

 

  • Poor battery backup.
  • Not suitable for multimedia and gaming needs.
  • No optical drive.

 

Specifications:

Processor:

 

This netbook is powered by Intel Atom N450 processor. This processor is clocked at 1.66 GHz. It has 512 Kb of L2 cache.

System memory and hard drive:

 

Its system memory is 1 GB DDR2 RAM of 667 MHz. There is no possibility to expand this system memory further.

Hard drive of this netbook is 160GB. This is SATA drive and spins at 7200 rpm.

Display and graphics:

 

Screen size of this netbook is 10.1-inches with 1024 x 576 pixels resolution. The display type is HD LED Anti-Glare.

HP Mini 210-1042VU is credited with Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150 with shared graphics memory.

Networking:

This netbook is arranged with integrated 10/100 BASE-T Ethernet LAN for wired connectivity needs. Also, there is 802.11 b/g WLAN too for wireless connectivity needs. It has Wireless capabilities through Bluetooth Wireless Networking.

Audio:

HP Mini 210-1042VU is arranged with Generic stereo speakers and offers decent sound quality.

Input Devices:

 

This netbook got 80-key (93% Full size) island style keyboard. This keyboard is comfortable for the usage. There is HP Clickpad with ON/OFF facility as pointing device for the netbook.

Operating System:

This netbook is supplied with Genuine Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic 32-bit Edition.

Additional ports:

HP Mini 210-1042VU is arranged with one 5-in-1 card reader, three USB 2.0 ports, one VGA port, one headphone jack and one microphone jack.

Battery:

This netbook comes with one 3-cell Lithium-ion batter of 33Whr capacity.

Warranty:

There is one-year manufacturers warranty for this netbook.

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