The HP Mini 1000 is one of the new breed of netbook computers, portable but powered down a touch – it’s really all about portability and cost. It has a 10.2 inch backlit LED screen, 1.6GHz Atom processor, 80GB hard drive, and weighs only 1.09 kg. The concession made by the portability is that the keyboard is scaled down to 92% of full size, but it is quite usable, even for those with big hands.

The glossy LED screen is terrific indoors, but outdoors or in a bright spot in a room there is a great deal of reflection on the screen.

Video review

 

Peter ‘The GadgetGuy’ Blasina takes a closer look at the HP Mini 1000.

Price

The HP Mini 1000 has an RRP of $899. At the time of writing there’s a good deal at netbookmarket.com.au – they’re selling it for $699, and throwing in an upgrade on the RAM to 2GB.

Specifications

  • Operating system: Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Processor: Intel Atom Processor N270 (1.60GHz, 512KB L2, 533Mhz FSB)
  • Chipset: Intel 945GSE Chipset with 533 MHz Front Side Bus
  • Memory: 512MB DDR2/1024MB DDR2, Supports up to 1GB
  • Internal storage: 8GB/16GB (Solid State Drive Flash Module); 60GB (4200RPM) Hard Drive
  • Display: 8.9-inch Diagonal WS BrightView Widescreen Display (1024 x 600); 10.2-inch Diagonal WS HP BrightView Infinity Display (1024 x 600)
  • Camera: Integrated HP Mini Webcam
  • Graphics: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 (Shared)
  • Audio: High definition audio, stereo speakers with built-in mic
  • Wireless support: 802.11b/g WLAN, Optional BluetoothTM v2.1
  • Communications: Integrated 10/100 BASE-T Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 Connector)
  • Expansion slot: External storage option with HP Mini Mobile Drive (2/4/8GB) available separately
  • Ports & connectors 2-in-1 Integrated Digital Media Reader for Secure Digital Cards & MultiMedia Cards (supports adapters), 2 USB 2.0, RJ-45/Ethernet, headphone/microphone combo jack, expansion port, AC power
  • Input device: 92% full-sized keyboard, touchpad with scroll function, left & right clicks
  • Software: HP Battery Check, UserGuide Documentation, Help and Support Center, HP Doc Viewer, Adobe Reader, HP Wireless Assistant, Sun Java VM, Microsoft Works 96, Macromedia Flash Player, Windows Internet Explorer 7, Windows Media Player 11
  • Security: Mini-Lanyard Slot
  • Dimensions 261.7 x 166.6 x 25.13 mm (L x W x H)
  • Weight: 8.9-inch LCD: 1.02 kg with SSD; 10.2-inch LCD: 1.09 kg with SSD
  • Power: 3-cell (26Whr) Lithium Polymer battery, 30W AC adapter
  • Accessories: Expansion port; VGA adapter cable