HP Mini 210-3070NR Netbook (Grey) Review

HP Mini 210-3070NR Netbook

HP Mini 210-3070NR Netbook

The HP Mini 210-3070NR is an portable option for those who want to take care of their daily computing tasks on the go. It is designed for surfing, checking your email, listening to music and staying connected to your social networks. In that it is extremely efficient. However, it is weak in the graphics department and does not support HD video playback. But you can watch all standard definition content on it.

With a 10.1” diagonal WSVGA HP BrightView branded LED Backlit display, it has a very good looking screen that would give you a crisp view of all your photos, graphics and video content. The LED backlight also ensures a longer battery life due to better power efficiency. It comes with a webcam for video chatting on the go and carries the Beats Audio branding that indicates crisp and clear sound. Together with the display, this makes for a really good entertainment package for the price bracket.

Graphics is handled by an integrated Intel GMA chip with a capacity for 256MB of shared memory. This is enough for some simple games and standard definition videos (both local and streaming).

Features and Specifications: -

  • CPU — Intel® Atom? Processor N455
  • Memory — 1GB DDR3
  • Storage — 250GB (5400RPM) SATA
  • Display — 10.1″ diagonal WSVGA HP BrightView Infinity LED Display (1024 x 600), Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150
  • Operating System — Genuine Windows® 7 Starter (32-bit)
  • Networking — Wireless LAN 802.11b/g/n WLAN, RJ45
  • Graphics — Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150 (shared) with up to 256MB Total Available Graphics Memory
  • Battery Life — Up to 9.5 hours
  • Weight & Dimensions (w x d x h) - 3.04 lbs; 10.55″ x 7.51″ x 0.9″/1.28″

The 210-2070NR is powered by an Intel Atom N455 single core processor with 1GB od DDR3 memory. It comes with a 250GB SATA 5400RPM HDD storage, which is enough for carrying around lots of music, photos, all your documents and some movies. So if you are looking to work and entertain yourself on the go, this netbook will be able to handle all that you will be throwing at it. There’s also a media card reader that supports SD and SDHC cards for transferring data from your camera and similar.

When it comes to multitasking, it can handle your basic surfing+music combination along with perhaps a document open on Word or Excel. However, too many tabs on your browser might slow your system down considerably.

It comes with a 6-cell battery that is rated by HP at 9.5 hours. In real life situations, you can easily expect it to last 7-8 hours. If you are running the netbook on power saving mode and not doing too many processor intensive work, you might actually get 9 hours and more.

The HP Mini 210-3070NR has a very classy finish with matte finish on the colored parts and a contrasting metallic finish along the edges and on the hinge. The keyboard sports well spaced out chiclet style keys, making it comfortable for typing. The touchpad sits almost at level with the palm rest areas but has a different finish that sets it apart. The touch pad comes with two buttons that are slightly wobbly but travel with a reassuring click.

As is common with other netbooks of this size, there are two little stubs at the bottom on either sides of the screen in order to give the user a proper working angle when the netbook is set down on a flat surface.

On the connectivity front the HP Mini 210-3070NR comes with a Wireless-N support along with backwards compatibility with B and G standards (802.11b/g/n). It has an Ethernet port, 3 USB ports (2+1), 1 VGA port and a combo headphone/microphone jack. Buyer reviews suggest an overall high level of satisfaction along with some complaints about the Windows 7 Starter Edition that comes pre-installed on it.

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