HP Mini
HP 2133 Mini-Note PC
HP 2133 Mini-Note PC (2008)
ManufacturerHewlett-Packard (HP Inc.)
Release dateApril 15, 2008 (2008-04-15)

HP Mini is a former line of small computers categorized as netbooks manufactured by Hewlett-Packard. They either contained a custom version of Ubuntu Linux, Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition or Windows 7 Starter operating system. Like most netbooks, they were not built with CD/DVD drives. They were announced from mid-2007, and marketed from 2008 through 2012.[1]


HP Mini models
Model Year Type Case Screen
1000 2008 Palmtop 11 in (28 cm) 8.9 in (23 cm)
2133 2008 Palmtop 11 in (28 cm) 8.9 in (23 cm)
110 2009 Consumer 11.5 in (29 cm) 10.1 in (26 cm)
110 2009 Palmtop 11 in (28 cm) 10.1 in (26 cm)
311 2009 NVIDIA Ion base 12.5 in (32 cm) 11.6 in (29 cm)
1151nr 2009 Affordable business 11.5 in (29 cm) 10.1 in (26 cm)
2140 2009 Palmtop 11 in (28 cm) 10.1 in (26 cm)
5101 2009 Affordable business 11.5 in (29 cm) 10.1 in (26 cm)
210[2] 2010 Consumer 11.5 in (29 cm) 10.1 in (26 cm)
210 HD[3] 2010 Consumer 11.5 in (29 cm) 10.1 in (26 cm)
2102 2010 Affordable business 11.5 in (29 cm) 10.1 in (26 cm)
5102[4] 2010 Affordable business 11.5 in (29 cm) 10.1 in (26 cm)
1103[5] 2011 Affordable business 11.5 in (29 cm) 10.1 in (26 cm)
5103[6] 2011 Affordable business 11.5 in (29 cm) 10.1 in (26 cm)


Main article: HP 2133 Mini-Note PC

The first model.

1000 and 700

HP Mini 1000
Typepalmtop, netbook
Operating systemUbuntu, Windows (XP or 7)
CPUIntel Atom N270 (1.6 GHz)
Memory1 GB / 2 GB max
Storage8/16 GB SSD or 60/80/120/160GB 1.8" PATA HDD
DisplayLED-backlit LCD:
8.9" (22.6 cm) 1024x600 /
10.1" (25.7 cm) 1024x576
GraphicsIntel GMA 950
Inputmicrophone, touchpad, keyboard (92% full size)
Camerabuilt-in webcam
Connectivity10/100 Mbit Ethernet, 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR (option), 2 USB 2.0 ports, 3-in-1 memory card reader (SD, SDHC, MMC), dock connector
Power3 hours of battery life (standard 3-cell battery)
Dimensionsmm: 261 × 167 × 30
Mass1.13 kg (2.5 lb) (with battery)

The HP Mini 1000 is a netbook by HP, adapting that company's HP 2133 Mini-Note PC education/business netbook for the consumer market.[7] A similar but cheaper model named the HP Compaq Mini 700 will also be available in some regions with different cosmetics.[8] A special edition machine, the HP Mini 1000 Vivienne Tam Edition, designed in collaboration with Vivienne Tam is also available.[9] The three computers have similar specifications.


Processor and memory — The HP Mini 1000 uses a 1.60 GHz Intel Atom N270 Processor and includes 1 GB of DDR2-533 memory with support for up to 2 GB. The Mini has only one slot for RAM. Due to Microsoft's restrictions, the XP versions were only sold with 1 GB of RAM, but a user can easily upgrade to 2 GB by accessing the slot on the bottom of the computer and replacing the module.

Storage — The HP Mini 1000 shipped with either a 16/32 GB SSD or a 60/80 GB 1.8" hard disk drive. The HP Mini 1000 Mi Edition was also available with an 8 GB SSD. A ZIF SATA connector is used as opposed to standard PATA/SATA connector cables.

Motherboard — The motherboard uses the Intel 945GSE northbridge chipset and Intel ICH7M southbridge. The motherboard model is HP361A. The northbridge component provides the integrated Intel GMA950 graphics core.

Display — The Mini features either an 8.9- or 10.1-inch LED-backlit display. The 8.9" display has a resolution of 1024x600 pixels, the 10.1" is 1024x576 (10.2" @ 1024x600 is no longer sold). Both models feature stereo speakers, a webcam, and a single audio jack for both mic and headphones. Both the unit and the dock connector can carry a VGA connection. A first-party adaptor is available from the HP online store.

Power — A 3-cell battery is included as standard. A 6-cell battery can be ordered as an accessory, or (with the Mini 1000 and Digital Clutch only) chosen in place of the 3-cell battery during configuration. The 3-cell and 6-cell batteries provide up to 3 hours and 6 hours of run-time, respectively.

Connectivity — In addition to the aforementioned card reader, the system has two standard USB ports, a 10/100 Mbit Ethernet port, a single 3.5mm audio in/out mini-jack, and a power connector. The Mini 1000 also has a proprietary dock connector which can carry VGA, USB, RJ-45 (over USB), analogue audio in/out, and power. An 802.11b/g wireless NIC (Broadcom BCM4312) is included for Wi-Fi, while Bluetooth 2.0+EDR and a built-in HSDPA modem are options. It can be connected to Verizon for a one- or two-year contract.


The Mini has Windows XP & Windows 7 Starter installed at launch and can be upgraded to Windows 10, while Mi (a special HP operating system based on Ubuntu, named for "mobile Internet" containing "HP MediaStyle" based on Elisa) was released in early January 2009 on the HP Mini 1000 "Mi Edition."


Initial reviews have been positive, complimenting the computer's keyboard and aesthetics as particular selling points in comparison to its market rivals, and the improved battery life and performance, and reduced price, as particularly important improvements over its antecedent, the HP 2133. However, reviewers noted that the diminutive 1.8-inch hard drive, usually used in digital audio players, performed slower than the 2.5-inch drives in competitors and criticized the decision to charge separately for a VGA adaptor. Although the battery life has been improved, it still does not stand out from the competition.[10][11]


HP Mini 110
Typenetbook (palmtop (early), Subnotebook (later))
Operating systemWindows XP
CPUIntel Atom from N270 (One core 1.6 GHz) up to N455
Inputmicrophone, touchpad, keyboard
Dimensions10.3" x 6.6" x 1.2" or 11.4" x 8" x 1.2"
Mass2.6 lb (1.2 kg) up to 3.1 lb (1.4 kg)

The HP Mini 110 is a line of low-end netbooks computers manufactured and sold by HP.[12] The Mini 110 laptops have a different cases, similar to compact palmtops models (in early versions) or a regular affordable netbooks (last releases).



HP Mini 311
TypeSubnotebook, netbook
Release dateSeptember 24, 2009 (2009-09-24)
Introductory price$399.99 US, £335 UK
Operating systemWindows (XP or 7)
CPUIntel Atom N270 (One core 1.6 GHz), or N280 (1.66 GHz)
Memory1, 2 or 3GB DDR3
Storage160, 250 or 320 GB 2.5" HDD or 80 GB SSD
Display11.6" 1366 × 768 LED-backlit LCD
Inputmicrophone, touchpad, Keyboard
Camera1.3 megapixel webcam
Connectivity10/100 Mbit Ethernet, 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, 3 USB 2.0 ports, 5-in-1 memory card reader, bluetooth (option), VGA, HDMI
Power6-cell Li-Ion battery (6.25 hours)
Dimensionsmm: 290 x 204 x 20-30 in: 11.4 x 8.03 x 0.78-1.2
Mass1.5 kg

This netbook was the first to use the Nvidia Ion platform, which allows hardware acceleration of high-definition video and increased gaming performance. It went on sale on HP's online store on September 24, 2009, for $399.99.[13]

The laptop can be customized with either the Intel Atom N270 or N280 and uses the nVidia GeForce 9400M G graphics used in the ION platform. The unit is equipped with 1 GB of 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM soldered to the motherboard and a SO-DIMM slot which allows an upgrade to 2 GB or 3 GB. The netbook has a 160 GB, 250 GB, or 320 GB SATA hard drive @ 5,400 RPM. There are options for an external DVD burner or DVD burner/Blu-ray reader combo drive, as netbooks do not have integrated optical drives due to their small size. The Mini 311 has an 11.6" Led-backlit BrightView widescreen with a 1366 x 768 resolution and has an integrated webcam standard. Wi-Fi card options include Wireless G or Wireless N cards with optional Bluetooth and as well as optional Mobile Broadband from Verizon Wireless, AT&T or Sprint. I/O connectors include a 5-in-1 removable card reader, 3 USB 2.0 ports, a Fast Ethernet port, a VGA output, an HDMI output. The netbook uses Altec Lansing stereo speakers. There are 2 models in some areas. One has 1 GB RAM and Windows XP with ION LE and the other has 2 GB RAM and Windows 7 with ION.

In some regions, including Europe, the device is sold under the Compaq brand.


HP Mini 2140
Typepalmtop, netbook
Operating systemSUSE Linux (SLED), FreeDOS, Windows (XP or Vista)[14]
CPUIntel Atom N270 (1.6 GHz, 512 KB L2 cache, 533 MHz FSB)
Memory1 or 2 GB 800 MHz DDR2 SDRAM (1 slot)
StorageOn the customer's choice:
Display10.1" LED-backlit scratch-resistant (1024×576 or 1366×768)
GraphicsIntel GMA 950[14]
Soundbuilt-in stereo speakers, 2 W, 4 Ω
InputKeyboard, touchpad and stereo microphone
Camerabuilt-in webcam (640×480) in screen bezel
TouchpadTouchpad with scroll zone, two soft-touch buttons and a toggle button
Power3-cell (28 WHr) or 6-cell (55 WHr) Li-Ion battery
Dimensionsmm: 261.4 × 166.2 × 26.7 in: 10.30 × 6.54 × 1.05
Mass1.19 kg (2.6 lb)
PredecessorHP 2133 Mini-Note PC

The HP Mini 2140 is an update to the HP 2133 Mini-Note PC which was announced in early January 2009.


The new components are a 1.6 GHz single-core Intel Atom processor, a 10.2-inch "standard definition" or "high definition" (1024×576 or 1366×768 pixel) LED-backlit LCD display (with a glass cover and acrylic coating), an Intel GMA 950 graphics adapter, and a 160 GB HDD (5400 or 7200rpm) or 80 GB eMMC-based solid-state drive. Operating systems available are similar to those for the Mini-Note 2133: SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, FreeDOS, Windows Vista (Home Basic or Business), Windows XP Home (only on 1 GB RAM models) or Professional (through downgrade rights from Vista Business).[14]

Its features, accessories and appearance are otherwise identical to the HP 2133, however HP predict that the new processor and screen will give it up to 8.5 hours of run time on the 6-cell battery. A docking station will be made available. The updated machine was initially available in various configurations with prices starting at $499USD for a system with the "standard definition" display, hard disk drive, 1 GB of RAM, and 3-cell battery, without Bluetooth or 802.11n support, running Windows XP Home.[15][16]

The successor version, HP Mini 2150 was announced, but not presented.


A review by Laptop Magazine (of a system with a 1024×576 pixel display and 2 GB of RAM running Windows XP) has complimented HP for addressing common criticisms of the earlier model. The reviewer notes that the Mini 2140 produced much less heat, although the underside did become warm, and had much improved battery life compared to the Mini-Note 2133. Their system continuously loaded websites for 3 hours and 32 minutes on the small 3-cell battery, and 7 hours and 19 minutes on the larger 6-cell battery. However, the reviewer chided HP for the low resolution display which showed approximately "two lines" less than netbooks with 1024×600 pixel displays. Otherwise, praises and criticisms of the 2140 were similar to those for the 2133. The magazine gave the system their "Editor's Choice" award.[17]

Similar products from HP

A new HP notebook similar in appearance to the Mini-Note, called the HP Mini 1000 Vivienne Tam Edition, was unveiled in October 2008, with a launch expected for December that year.[18] The small pink computer is a collaboration with fashion designer Vivienne Tam, and has a 10-inch screen, a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom processor, 1 GB of RAM, and an 80 GB hard disk drive. A few days later, a black notebook of otherwise similar appearance called the "HP Mini 1000" was informally revealed by a banner on the company's store, and officially announced on the 29 October 2008. Unlike the 2133, this device is meant for the home market.


The HP Mini 5101 contains an Intel Atom N280 processor and usually 1 GB RAM. https://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-HP-Mini-5101-Netbook.18884.0.html


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The HP Mini 5103 was announced in 2010. Compared to the HP Mini 210, it had advanced features like touch screen, Intel Atom N550 Processor.

Comparison of HP mini 210 and HP Mini 5103
Specs HP Mini 210 HP Mini 5103
CPU Intel Atom N455/475 Intel Atom N550
CPU cores 1 2
Memory DDR3
HDD 5400 RPM
Face recognition Yes
Touch Screen No Optional
Weight in pounds Approx. 3 pounds (1.4 kg)
Finishing Metallic look with plastic Metallic look
Battery Life (terms of processor 10 hours 8 to 10 hours
Battery Type 6 Cell
Price US$329.99 US$399.99
Form factor Ultraportable
Screen size 10 inches (25 cm)


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