When you hear somebody talking about the HP N270 10 inch laptop they are referring to the HP Mini 1000, the smallest and most portable laptop that HP has ever manufactures. The N270 is in fact the Intel Atom processor that comes in the unit of this mini laptop. The starting price for this unit is $399 but if you want to add some extra feature you will end up paying about $550 for the HP N270 10 inch laptop.
Like I said, the processor is a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom N20 that comes with 1 GB of RAM. The graphics card is the integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 and the storage capacity of the hard drive is 60 GB. The laptop will come with the SP2 Windows XP Home Edition. It weighs 1.4 kg so portability is the main positive aspect of the HP Mini. This is why netbooks are designed: so you can have an ultra portable laptop which will help you get though the basic computing need like surfing the internet, listening to music or working on some documents. Since the laptop is small and thin, there is some flex noticed if you apply pressure when typing on its keyboard. There is no aluminum chassis or magnesium alloy so this laptop is not rugged and it will not resist too many shocks.
The good aspect of this HP Mini 1000 is that the keyboard is almost the full size of a regular laptop keyboard. It’s usually difficult to get used to super small keys as people that type fast make a lot of errors. For instance I have gotten used to typing without looking at my keyboard because I know exactly where my fingers have to be to press the right keys. If someone were to give a smaller keyboard, I would not be typing so accurately anymore. When it comes to the ports and features of such a small laptop you cannot expect to get too much benefit. The ports are usually sacrificed to make a thinner laptop. This HP Mini 100 comes with 2 USB ports, one SD card reader, one eSATA port, an Ethernet port, an option for an integrated Bluetooth and the regular headphones out and microphone in jacks. As you can see, you have no port for attaching an external monitor.
The 10.2 inch display has a native resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels and since it is so small, you are going to have to scroll a lot in order to read big documents or web pages. Netbooks are supposed to be well known for good battery life as they are highly ultraportable and you expect them to last long when you’re away from a power outlet. The 3 cell battery of this mini laptop is not that encouraging. If you plan to watch a video using DVD playback, the laptop will not stay on for more than 2 hours and 45 minutes. This means that you get a bit more than 3 hours on casual use.
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