HP Mini 5103

September 1, 2010 Update:
HP updated the HP Mini 5103 on September 1, 2010. A dual-core Intel Atom N550 CPU was added to the processor options. The all-metal case has a new color, “espresso”.

The HP Mini 5103 is a netbook targeted (according to HP) towards students and mobile professionals. It comes with a touch-enabled/touchscreen capacitive multi-touch option. The 5103 has a 10.1-inch LED display with either a WSVGA (1024×600) or High-Definition (HD) (1366×768) display, and is based on a choice of Intel Atom CPUs.

Where to buy – US:
HP Home Store
HP Mini 5103 w/Intel Atom N455, 250GB HDD (Amazon.com) (single-core)

– All metal case – magnesium alloy structure
– Comes in three colors – Espresso, Blue, or Red
– Spill-resistant keyboard
– Face recognition software
– 2MP Webcam
Broadcom HD video decoder Card: Allows for the viewing of high definition 720p and 1080p video.
HP DayStarter: displays calendar and battery charge while system is booting into Windows.
HP 3D DriveGuard: three-axis digital motion detection to protect from abrupt motions, hard drive is mounted directly to the frame.
– Optional carrying handle

– HP 2.0 USB Docking Station AY052AA (Purchase at HP Home Store)
Battery1inc AC Power Adapter for 5103 (Amazon.com)
Samsung USB 2.0 8x DVD Writer (Amazon.com)

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HP Mini 5103 Dual-Core and Touchscreen Review (jkOnTheRun)
HP Mini 5103 and the Intel Atom N550

HP Mini 5103 - Specifications

General Information
Introduced:Early 2010, Updated Sep 1, 2010
Availability:North America, Japan, ?
MSRP/Suggested Price:Varied depending on options, starts at $399
CPU/Processor:Intel Atom - 3 choices, including single-core or dual-core
Options:Intel Atom N550 (Dual-core, 1.5GHz, 1MB L2), Atom N475 (1.83GHz, 512KB L2), Atom N455 (1.66Ghz, 512KB L2)
Chipset:Intel NM10 Express
Memory and Type (Installed)1GB - 2GB DDR3 1333 MHz SODIMM, Runs at 667 MHz (system supported)
Memory (Maximum):2GB (1 slot)
Display:10.1-inch LED-backlit, 2 choices in resolution, plus optional capacitive multi-touch touchscreen
Resolution:1024x600 or 1366x768
Graphics Chipset:Intel GMA 3150, optional Broadcom Crystal HD Enhanced Video Accelerator
Graphics Memory:
Display Outputs:VGA (1680x1050)
Hard Drive Type:Serial ATA (SATA)
Hard Drive Installed:Depends on configuration
HDD Options:7200rpm 160GB, 250GB, 320GB or 80GB or 128GB Solid State Drive (SSD)
Optical Drive:No/External (optional),
External Storage:HP options - DC361B USB Disk Drive, FS943AA HP External USB 2.0 optical drive
Battery & Dimensions
Battery Installed:Depends on model. High-capacity Li-Ion
Battery Options:4-cell (29 WHr) or 6-cell (66WHr)
Battery Life:From HP: 4-cell (up to 4 hours and 30 min), 6-cell (up to 10 hours and 15 min)
Width x Depth x Height:10.3 inches x 7.09 x 0.91 - 0.98 ( 262mm x 180 x 23.2 - 24.8)
Weight:Starting at 2.64 lb (1.2kg) depending on screen and battery options
Audio & I/O
USB Ports:3x USB 2.0 (one powered)
Firewire (IEEE 1394):No
PC Card/ExpressCard:No
Flash Memory Reader:Secure Digital (SD) and MultMediaCard (MMC)
Keyboard:95% full-size, spill-resistant, 101/102-key
Mouse:Touchpad with scroll zone, two soft-touch buttons.
Audio Chipset:IDT 92HD75B High Definition
Internal Speakers:2x Stereo Speakers
Microphone:1x Stereo Microphones
Webcam:2 MP Webcam
Audio I/O:1x Microphone, 1x Headphone/Line out
Wireless Options:Broadcom 43224AGN 802.11 a/b/g/n, Broadcom 4313GN 802.11b/g/n, HP un2420 EV-DO/HSPA Mobile Broadband
Ethernet:Marvell 10/100/1000 Gigabit
Bluetooth Options:HP integrated Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, Bluetooth 3.0 + HS (High Speed)
Trusted Platform Module:
Physical Security:Kensington Lock Slot, Support for Computrace LoJack Pro for HP ProtectTools
Other Security:HP ProtectTools Security Manager, HP Disk Sanitizer, Passwords for Setup and Power-On, Facial Recognition
Software & Warranty
Operation System (OS):Windows 7 Home Premium Edition (32-bit)
OS Options:Windows 7 Starter (32-bit), SUSE Linux Enterprise 11, FreeDOS
Other Software:ArcSoft TotalMedia Theater 3, HP QuickSync, Corel Office, Other options (See bottom of page)
Drivers Website:
Warranty:One-year standard parts and labor warranty, pick-up or carry-in, and toll-free 7x24 hardware technical phone support depending on model. HP Care Pack Services for warranty extension are available.

– Broadcom Crystal HD Enhanced Video Accelerator can only be installed when HP un2420 EV-DO/HSPA Mobile Broadband Module is not installed
– Microsoft Office 2010 preloaded on certain models
– Microsoft Office 2010 Home and Business or 2010 Personal are only available on certain Japanese models
– System Standby time is up to 1 week

Software for SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop load:
– OpenOffice Suite and OpenOffice Draw
– Evolution Email
– Evince Document Viewer
– F-Spot Photo Browser, Helix Banshee Music Player,, and Ghome CD/DVD Creator
– Firefox web browser
– Other software