HP Mini 110-3830NR Netbook PC – Black Review

HP Mini 110-3830NR Netbook PC - Black

HP Mini 110-3830NR Netbook PC - Black

The HP Mini 110-3830NR is 10inch netbook that comes with your standard issue Intel Atom N455 processor. Clocking in at 1.66GHz, this single core Atom is coupled with 1GB of SDRAM. It has 250GB of SATA HDD storage with a platter speed of 5400RPM. It is meant for those who need basic computing in a small package and a smaller budget.

The HP Mini series is not as expansive as some of the other netbook lines like Asus’ Eee PC but it has very well developed models. This one specifically is a good-looking 10inch specimen that is all black all through. It sports a matte finish on the inside but the bezel is shiny. The lid has a plain black finish with the HP logo on top of it. It comes with a webcam that is settled top center on the bezel, in the de facto position for laptops/netbooks.

The keyboard has island style keys and is laid out in way that makes use of every inch of available space on the netbook. Even though the size still makes it a bit cramped for prolonged typing, the layout and the keys make it comfortable to type on the 3820NR. The touchpad is set in to its own groove and is not fused with the rest of the palm rest area like some of the other netbooks. It has a matte surface that provides good traction for the fingertips. It has two separate click buttons.

The netbook has a 10.1inch LED backlit display with a native resolution of 1024×600. It addition to that, it has an anti-glare coating to make it easier to work on for longer periods of time. Graphics is handled by an onboard Intel GMA chip with a shared memory. Enough to run all your standard definition videos and online streaming content.

The 250GB storage that comes with the HP Mini 110-3830NR is enough for the average user to store a lot of documents, music, photos and some movies too. If you are looking to make it your only computer, then an external storage unit in addition to this should take care of your needs.

Coming to connectivity, it comes with 802.11b/g/n Wireless, which includes Wireless N for super fast WiFi speeds wherever available. It has a standard 10/100 Ethernet port also for those who work on LAN. There’s no Bluetooth available but you can easily correct that with a small dongle that is available everywhere nowadays.

The HP Mini 110-3830NR comes preinstalled with Windows 7 Starter Edition, which is a cause for complaints from some buyers. It has restricted features in terms of customization but they can be remedied with some third party tools that are easily available online.

Buyer reviews are mostly positive. Users love the affordability and the portability of the netbook. They also love how good it looks in black. Perfect for basic computing and Internet on the move.

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.

HP Mini 110-3730NR Netbook (Black)

HP Mini 110-3730NR Netbook (Black)

HP Mini 110-3730NR Netbook (Black)

The HP Mini 110-3730NR is a meant to be a lifestyle companion for its user. It is designed to be aesthetically appealing and provide the user with just enough resources to get through everyday computing tasks like checking email and surfing the web. This 10inch netbook is powered by an Intel Atom N455 processor coupled with 1GB of DDR3 RAM. The onboard Intel GMA Accelerator 3150 chip can receive up to 256MB of shared memory, which is enough to run standard definition videos and other basic graphics processing. It will only able to run basic games.

The 10.1inch display has a native resolution of 1024×600 (WSVGA), which is perfect for a screen of this size. Any more and the on screen elements would be too small to read comfortably. The 3730NR comes with a 250GB 5400RPM SATA HDD as its primary storage. This is enough to store all the documents, music and movies that you might need whilst you are on the move.

Features & Specifications: -

  • Processor Intel® Atom Processor N455
  • Operating System Genuine Windows® 7 Starter (32-bit)
  • Display 10.1″ diagonal WSVGA HP Anti-glare LED Display (1024 x 600)
  • Memory (RAM) 1GB DDR3
  • Hard Drive 250GB (5400RPM) SATA
  • Weight & Dimensions (w x d x h) 2.88 lbs; 10.55″ x 7.51″ x 0.9″/1.26″
  • Wireless Wireless LAN 802.11b/g/n WLAN
  • Video Graphics Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150 (shared) with up to 256MB Total Available Graphics Memory
  • Finish HP Imprint finish in glossy black

With battery that is rated at 8.5 hours of up time, the HP Mini 110-3730NR is clearly meant for doing simple tasks over a long period of time. As a lifestyle product, it is more focused on enabling the user to stay online whilst on the move and stay connected to their social networks and emails. The high-speed wireless-N WiFi support ensures that the netbook has high-speed data access wherever possible.

The netbook has a smooth finish with a glossy lid that has an HP imprint on it. The keypad occupies all the available space and has chiclet style keys for comfortable typing. One good thing about the keypad is that it has dedicated arrow keys that do not have other combination functions. The palm rest area and the area above the keys have a matte finish and the touchpad is set in to its own area without blending into the palm rest. The touchpad is smooth and has two large click buttons. The over all design features very clean lines and smooth edges. It has two stumps below the screen so that the netbook is at an angle when placed on a flat surface.

The screen has a black bezel around it and centered on the top part is the webcam. The screen also has an anti-glare coating in order to be easier on the eyes and get rid of reflections.

The HP Mini 110-3730NR weighs less 3lbs and is 1.2inches at its thickest. This makes for a really portable machine that will easily fit in to your bag. Buyers reviews have some complaints about the slow speed and the Windows Starter edition that come bundled with it. However, there are ways to get around the limitations imposed by the starter edition that can be found online. And the processor is strong enough to handle simple tasks like web surfing and emailing. However, it is not strong enough to handle multitasking beyond that.