Taking apart the HP Mini 210 HD – Video
The HP Mini 210 HD is an interesting 10 inch netbook for a couple of reasons. It’s thin and light, and has an interesting case design with a single sheet of plastic over the lid and a matching colored sheet of plastic on the base of the computer. And the laptop has a 1366 x 768 pixel high resolution display, which is a rare feature on a machine with a 10.1 inch screen.
But one of my favorite features of this netbook is the case design which allows you to remove the bottom panel without a screwdriver. This makes upgrading the RAM, replacing the hard drive, or inserting a PCIe card incredibly easy.
When you remove the battery you’ll find two orange buttons which you can press to release the bottom plate of the netbook. You actually have to tug pretty hard to get the panel off, but the plastic is pretty sturdy so it’s save to pull pretty hard — although you might want to press and hold the orange buttons again if nothing seems to be moving.
I shot a brief video showing how to remove the base panel on this laptop, which you can check out after the break.