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Old 08-05-2010, 10:00 PM
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Default Review of the HP Mini 5102 "Business Netbook"

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.maximumpc.com/article/reviews/hp_mini_5102_review_progress' target='_blank'>http://www.maximumpc.com/article/re...review_progress</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"It's business time. Is "business netbook" a misnomer? Aren't business notebooks supposed to be both portable and powerful, while emitting a confident and businesslike aura? Can a netbook ever be enough for a business user? HP is one of the few companies out there betting that a netbook can be appealing to a business audience."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/lpt/auto/1281040459.usr17748.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>Finally a 10.1-inch "business" netbook that supports higher (1366x768) resolution at only a $25 premium, adds Broadcom Crystal video acceleration for $45 more, 2GB RAM for an additional $25 (also requires an upgrade beyond Windows 7 Starter), and an extended 6-cell battery for $25. The ability to customize is a huge plus, and should resonate well with business users, especially the 8-hour battery life (with the extended battery). Base price is scheduled to be around $400, and even with these options added, the price remains reasonable for a 3.5-pound business netbook. Hopefully the 5102 will be on HP's web site for purchase soon!</p>
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