HP Mini 5103 review: HP Mini 5103

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CNET Editors' Rating

4.5 stars Outstanding
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The Good Excellent keyboard. High-resolution screen. Gigabit Ethernet. 802.11n 5GHz support.

The Bad Screen isn't as sharp as it could be.

The Bottom Line HP's Mini 5103 is a gorgeous, luxury item that makes a netbook desirable again. You'll still need to ask yourself if the small size is worth the cost; however, for portability, battery life and features, the 5103 is on our wanted list.

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HP's still making luxury netbooks, with the HP Mini 5103 being the latest, and possibly the ultimate. Not ultimate as in best, but rather, ultimate as in last.

With AMD and Intel looking to scupper the small form factor laptop by offering cheap, higher performance alternatives in more comfortable sizes, like 11.6-inch, the netbook's days may be numbered.

In the meantime though we have the 5103, a 10.1-inch, 1366x768 resolution netbook. We applaud the higher resolution screen as anything lower can cause issues with some applications; however, HP's screen isn't as sharp as it could be.

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Where to Buy

HP Mini 5103

Part Number: CNETHPMini5103

Typical Price: $799.00

See manufacturer website for availability.