HP Mini 5103 Netbook Review Of Features, Price And Launch

Hewlett Packard has been quietly churning out a number of HP Minis in recent times. Just in the past few weeks, we have written about HP Mini 100e, HP Mini 210 and HP Mini 110. Now, it looks like yet another Mini is on the works. This time, it is a revamp of the older HP Mini 5102.

The new HP Mini 5103 is expected to come with a choice between the 1.66GHz Intel Atom N455 and 1.86GHz Intel Atom N475 processors. Other specifications include a powerful 2GB DDR3 SDRAM, a storage capacity of up to 320GB, integrated 2-megapixel webcam and a 10.1-inches LED backlit screen with a choice between WSVGA widescreen and a HD display.

Other features that the new HP Mini 5103 is reported to contain include an accelerometer to shut the computer off in the event of a fall, a magnesium alloy case, an optional touchscreen display, optional solid state disk and a choice of OS platforms that include Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Starter and SUSE Linux. The device is also expected to offer an optional Broadcom HD video accelerator to support full high definition playback of videos.

The device is presently going to be available only in the European market. Price range is noted to be between €482 and €597 in Italy. No word on launch outside in regions including the United States and Asia.