HP Mini 1103 education netbook reviewed: Not bad for $299
The HP Mini 1103 is the cheapest netbook HP currently offers for the business and education markets. If the mini-laptop looks familiar, that’s because it’s case design is nearly identical in most respects to the latest HP Mini 210. But the Mini 1103 has distinct left and right mouse buttons instead of buttons integrated into the touchpad, and it lacks an island-style keyboard.
The folks at Laptop Magazine have published a review of the HP Mini 1103, and they seem reasonably impressed with the little guy. Sure, with a single core Atom processor and integrated graphics, it’s not the most powerful netbook around. But it has a relatively fast 7200RPM hard drive and gets well over 8 hours of battery life, which isn’t bad at all for a netbook with a starting price of $299 .
While the netbook is designed for business and education, it’s also available for consumers to purchase. The basic configuration includes a 1.66 GHz Intel Atom N455 processor, 1GB of RAM, a 250GB hard drive and Windows 7 Starter Edition.