The HP Mini 210 is getting a refresh and this time around, HP has further refined its design. HP’s most popular Netbook has been modified to look good — from every angle (yes, even below). When closed, the curvy edge of the screen lands perfectly on the base of the laptop, and the same thing goes for the connection where the hinge of the screen is. From the side, its silhouette flows very well.
As you open it, there’s a nice metallic surface that covers the wrist rest area. The touch pad is visually very well integrated. HP has preferred using mechanical mouse buttons to allow for a soft “click”, and I don’ think that most people will mind. The keyboard is similar to previous HP Netbook, and is a little smaller than on a “normal” laptop.
On the inside, the Mini 210 gets Beats audio as Netbooks are very often used to play music, and the battery is a 6-Cell battery (55Whr), which is typical for Netbooks of this size (beware some still have 4-Cells). The HP Mini 210 comes in several colors, and is aimed at those who want to make a fashion statement.
On the specifications side, this computer is a bit underpowered, even for a Netbook. Apparently, it can only support a maximum of 1GB of memory. I typically consider that to not be enough, so keep that in mind.
10.1″ display (1024×600) with webcam
6-Cell 55Whr battery (HP says that it’s getting 9.5hrs of battery life)
Atom N455 Processor
1GB of RAM
Beats Audio chip
Multifornat Flash reader