HP Mini 1000

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HP Mini 1000
HP Mini 1000.jpg
Developer HP
Type Subnotebook/Netbook
Media 8/16 GB SSD or 60/80/120/160GB 1.8" PATA HDD
Operating system Ubuntu Linux / Windows XP / Windows 7
Power 3 hours of battery life with standard 3-cell battery
CPU 1.6 GHz Intel Atom N270
Memory 1 GB / 2 GB maximum
Display 8.9" (22.6.cm) 1024x600 pixel LED-backlit TFT LCD / 10.1" (25.7 cm) 1024x576 pixel LED-backlit TFT LCD
Input Keyboard (92% full size)
Touchpad
Microphone
Camera Webcam built-in
Connectivity 10/100 Mbit Ethernet
802.11b/g wireless LAN
Bluetooth 2.0+EDR (optional)
2 USB 2.0 ports
3-in-1 Flash Memory card reader (SD, SDHC, MMC)
Dock connector.
Dimensions 26.1 × 16.7 × 3.0 cm
Weight 1.13 kg (2.5 lb) (including battery)

The HP Mini 1000 is a netbook by HP, adapting that company's HP 2133 Mini-Note PC education/business netbook for the consumer market.[1] A similar but cheaper model named the HP Compaq Mini 700 will also be available in some regions with different cosmetics.[2] A special edition machine named the Digital Clutch designed in collaboration with Vivienne Tam is also available.[3] The three computers have similar specifications.

Technical overview[edit]

Processor and memory[edit]

The HP Mini 1000 uses a 1.60 GHz Intel Atom N270 Processor and includes 1 GB of DDR2-533 memory with support for up to 2GB. The Mini has only one slot for RAM. Due to Microsoft's restrictions, the XP versions were only sold with 1GB of RAM, but a user can easily upgrade to 2GB by accessing the slot on the bottom of the computer and replacing the module.

Storage[edit]

The HP Mini 1000 shipped with either a 16/32GB SSD or a 60/80GB 1.8" hard disk drive. The HP Mini 1000 Mi Edition was also available with an 8GB SSD.

Motherboard[edit]

The motherboard uses the Intel 945GSE northbridge chipset and Intel ICH7M southbridge. The motherboard model is HP361A. The northbridge component provides the integrated Intel GMA950 graphics core.

Display[edit]

The Mini features either a 8.9- or 10.1-inch LED-backlit display. The 8.9" display has a resolution of 1024x600 pixels, the 10.1" is 1024x576 (10.2" @ 1024x600 is no longer sold). Both models feature stereo speakers, a webcam, and a single audio jack for both mic and headphones. Both the unit and the dock connector can carry a VGA connection. A first-party adaptor is available from the HP online store.

Storage[edit]

Some models are equipped with 16GB SSD storage or 1.8" ZIF hard drive. A ZIF SATA connector is used as opposed to standard PATA/SATA connector cables.

Power[edit]

A 3-cell battery is included as standard. A 6-cell battery can be ordered as an accessory, or (with the Mini 1000 and Digital Clutch only) chosen in place of the 3-cell battery during configuration. The 3-cell and 6-cell batteries provide up to 3 hours and 6 hours of run-time, respectively.

Software[edit]

The Mini has Microsoft Windows XP installed at launch, while Mi (a special HP operating system based on Ubuntu Linux, named for "mobile Internet" containing "HP MediaStyle" based on Elisa) was released in early January 2009 on the HP Mini 1000 "Mi Edition."

Connectivity[edit]

In addition to the aforementioned card reader, the system has two standard USB ports, a 10/100 Mbit Ethernet port, a single 3.5mm audio in/out mini-jack, and a power connector. The Mini 1000 also has a proprietary dock connector which can carry VGA, USB, RJ-45 (over USB), analogue audio in/out, and power. An 802.11b/g wireless NIC (Broadcom BCM4312) is included for Wi-Fi, while Bluetooth 2.0+EDR and a built-in HSDPA modem are options. It can be connected to Verizon for a one- or two-year contract.

Known issues[edit]

  • Integrated Microphone Array does not work under Windows Vista or Windows 7 RC1 Build 7100 and earlier
  • Audible popping sound under Windows 7 Prior to RC1
  • Poor 3.5mm output audio quality using Windows XP drivers (some models)
  • Mini 1000 - built in webcam only works well with bright lighting conditions. This can be fixed by removing the reflective piece. This square piece is glued in place and is easiest removed by spreading the casing around the monitor and pulling it out. This will create a small opening for dust.
  • Requires HP-customized version of Windows XP to prevent crashes on bootup.
  • Due to a power adapter port design defect, HP-provided power adapter cannot fit flush, allowing the power adapter to come easily disconnected.

Reception[edit]

Initial reviews have been positive, complimenting the computer's keyboard and aesthetics as particular selling points in comparison to its market rivals, and the improved battery life and performance, and reduced price, as particularly important improvements over its antecedent, the HP 2133. However, reviewers noted that the diminutive 1.8-inch hard drive, usually used in digital audio players, performed slower than the 2.5-inch drives in competitors and criticized the decision to charge separately for a VGA adaptor. Although the battery life has been improved, it still does not stand out from the competition.[4][5]

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