6
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

First Look: HP Mini 5101

About Video Transcript

First Look: HP Mini 5101

1:38 /

HP's Biz-minded Mini 5101 is a worthy successor to the Mini 2140 (one of our all-time favorite Netbooks). It looks and feels great, but for a premium-priced Netbook, we expect it to have more features, not less.

[ Music ] ^M00:00:03 >> Hi. I'm Dan Ackerman, and we are here taking a look at the HP Mini 5101. That's the latest netbook from HP's business line. And when we heard HP was kind of remaking their business netbooks, we were a little concerned because the predecessor to this system, the Mini 2140, is probably one of our favorite netbooks of all time. Now, this new version, stylistically, actually pretty different, it's black instead of kind of a bronze-ish metal tone, and the keyboard, they made the keys a little bit smaller and with some more space in between them. It's actually still very comfortable and easy to use. The touchpad is now more of a traditional touchpad instead of the longer version with the buttons on either side that the older version had. We actually like this a lot better, a lot easier to use. One thing that remains the same is the solid, metal construction. This is one of the sturdiest, most durable feeling netbooks that we've ever checked out, and that's great, especially if you're a business traveler. Our system has a, you know, pretty standard 10-ince, 10 by 6 display, but there's also an option for a higher resolution 1366 by 768 display. And I think you're gonna see that on a lot more netbooks going forward. Now, one thing that this system is lacking that the predecessor's system had is a full express card slot. HP took it out of this one. It's not something that a lot of people would use, but that's kind of one of the problems we have with the new 5101. If you're gonna charge kind of a premium netbook price, which is what they're charging for this, even though it has standard netbook components, you expect them to add features, not take them away. I'm Dan Ackerman, and that's the HP Mini 5101. ^M00:01:35 [ Music ]

New releases

The Renault Megane 275 Trophy is a Lord of the Ring
8:56 November 27, 2014
When someone dared to take the FWD lap record at the Nürburgring away from Renault, the Frenchmen fought back The result is the Megane...
Play video
How the Samsung Galaxy Note got its pen in CNET UK podcast 412
20:16 November 27, 2014
The Samsung Galaxy Note almost came with a toothpick, we're going back to "Jurassic World", and BT has its sights on O2 -- or maybe...
Play video
Apple looks to Virtual Reality
4:55 November 26, 2014
Apple is pursuing virtual reality harder than it ever has before. The iPhone 6 can play 4K video, and the best Black Friday deals for...
Play video
Olympus E-PL7's mainstream appeal
2:24 November 26, 2014
A good interchangeable-lens series for budding enthusiasts gets better.
Play video
Tomorrow Daily 093: Underwater cities, MST3K's new website, robot security guards and more
23:17 November 26, 2014
On today's show, we discuss a Japanese design firm's plans for a futuristic underwater city, the newest way to watch your favorite...
Play video
Sparing no expense, 'Jurassic World' features Gear smartwatch
2:56 November 26, 2014
Samsung products find a way into the latest "Jurassic Park" movie, Amazon launches Local Services, and Twitter tests coupon offers...
Play video
Tablet tips for traveling with kids
2:47 November 26, 2014
Learn how to use the tech you already have to entertain your kids during a long trip.
Play video
Razor scooters drive electric
1:54 November 26, 2014
Razor's small E100 and larger E300 electric scooters make for a fun ride, but don't expect much in the way of features.
Play video