The HP Mini 1000 is the perfect on-the-go companion for the ultra-mobile consumer. Stay connected with more people, in more places. The HP Mini features 8.9" diagonal display, weighs only 2.25 lb., and has a nearly full sized keyboard. Personal computing just got a whole lot smaller.
Product Title: HP (Hewlett-Packard) Mini 1000 Black Netbook
Manufacturer: HP (Hewlett-Packard)
Power Score: 3.7 | 15 Reviews
Product Reviews (12)
Fun and practical
I received my HP about two weeks ago as an "emergency backup" for my old laptop, which is having a lot of problems. But after I got it, I stopped using my other laptop altogether, and I don't use any computer but this anymore, even though the computer is NOT advertised as a replacement laptop. I think that for customers like myself, it does perfectly well as your only computer. All I do is surf...
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I received my HP about two weeks ago as an "emergency backup" for my old laptop, which is having a lot of problems. But after I got it, I stopped using my other laptop altogether, and I don't use any computer but this anymore, even though the computer is NOT advertised as a replacement laptop. I think that for customers like myself, it does perfectly well as your only computer. All I do is surf the internet, process digital photographs, and use the word processor. I don't play games on it, edit videos, or download lots of media. So for someone like me, this is all I need: the wifi system is simple to use, and the keyboard is a snap to get used to (the only problem I've had is getting used to the small Tab key: that's it!). As for the size of the computer, I must admit that I was kind of afraid when I opened the box. It looked like a toy, and I worried that I couldn't get used to it. But after two or three hours of surfing, I was completely used to it. The only strange thing is that my palms go past the computer, so my palms right now are resting on a pillow, not the laptop. It's not disruptive, but I did have to get used to it. Now I believe that the size of the computer is just right for me. I'm not a tall or big woman, and I realized after using the Mini that the larger laptops -- including my old laptop, which was a 15.4 -- were completely inappropriate for my body size. The normal sized laptops completely dwarfed me, making me uncomfortable and making my movements awkward and strained. With this smaller notebook, I feel like I control the laptop, not the other way around. It feels much more suited to me than those bigger ones. Plus, all I have to do to take my laptop around is put it into my purse (with a sleeve on it, of course). I don't have to move back and forth from my handbag to my laptop bag: so my old laptop has been moved to the closet, and I can always tote around my attractive, trendy purse -- not an ugly laptop bag. The only problem about the size is that when you put in on your lap, it feels like it's down very far, so you have to bend your neck too far down to see the screen unless you angle it pretty far upwards. And even when you angle it, you feel like it's still far down. I've solved that problem my putting a pillow in my lap as a booster seat. Even with the pillow, it's ten times more comfortable than having a 7 pound laptop on my lap. Some reviews I read online say that the left- and right-click buttons might be a problem/annoyance. At first, I also thought it was difficult, so I started using more keyboard commands to avoid right- and left-clicking. That makes browsing faster, so I'm glad I was "forced" to make the switch. Now that I've had more time, I have started to get used to it. Overall, I'd say that it is a slight annoyance, but it is far from a deal-breaker. I love its appearance: the black interior is completely classy, and the swirl design is subtle and gorgeous (and not unmanly: my fiance likes it, too). Some random notes: I love having Windows XP. Windows Vista was a nightmare for me, and I'm thrilled to be back. The quality of the webcam didn't impress me, but it's not bad, either. I've had absolutely NO trouble installing software, using the internet, watching videos online, etc. The speakers are of surprisingly good quality. The laptop feels very solid and well made; it doesn't "give," and the keys make a nice, crisp sound when you type. The only weird thing about the construction is that it doesn't seem to close all the way: the screen side of the laptop just hovers with a little gap over the keyboard side of the laptop. I was worried about it at first because I've never seen a laptop do that, but I don't think it has damaged anything. The battery life is pretty much as promised. Pros: Great keyboard, light and portable, nice screen, easy to use, great price Cons: no CD drive, outside of laptop (where the swirl design is) is a fingerprint magnet
By Shawna on HP - Dec 2, 2008
Great little laptop
Bought this laptop as a gift for my wife to use while she runs errands and attends various business meetings. It's been a great little device. We've been getting close to 3 hours of battery life with the WiFi on all the time. The keyboard is great. We got the 8.9" screen. I wish I'd gone for the 10" as 8.9 is a bit on the smallish size for my eyes. The only issue I have is the trackpad and button...
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Bought this laptop as a gift for my wife to use while she runs errands and attends various business meetings. It's been a great little device. We've been getting close to 3 hours of battery life with the WiFi on all the time. The keyboard is great. We got the 8.9" screen. I wish I'd gone for the 10" as 8.9 is a bit on the smallish size for my eyes. The only issue I have is the trackpad and button placement. It takes some getting used to but in a laptop this size, there aren't many options. My wife uses an old USB mouse if she's doing any serious computing. It handles Hulu video clips pretty well. Loaded OpenOffice, Firefox and iTunes. Also added a 2GB memory modual. While it does speed up Microsoft XP, it also increases the swap space used on your hard drive to 2GB. So after everything is installed and the increased swap space, there's only about 500MB of space left on the 8GB drive. We will add a high capacity SD card for more storage when needed. Right now its used primarily as a web device so we don't need a lot of space. Ultimately this laptop fills it's purpose very nicely. Just don't expect it to do any 3D rendering or sophisticated Photoshop work and you'll be fine.
By TravisH on HP - Dec 2, 2008
great little Netbook
This is a great NETBOOK. Preforms great. I bought this for the express reason to use when we travel on our Motorcycle ------vacations ect. This is a perfect fit for our lifestyle. I also have a HP laptop it is not as travel friendly as the NETBOOK. I hope hp comes out with a 6 cell battery. Overall this is a great little NETBOOK at a great price..Remember this is a NETBOOK not a Notebook.
By grub on HP - Dec 1, 2008
HP Mini 1000 Netbook review
The keyboard is great. Memory not upgradeable beyond 1Gb, HDD not upgradeable, and Video webcam always dark, seems to be very difficult to adjust and when you do, a viewable picture is always grainy. The Webcam needs help from the HP developers. I just received the book in the mail, but will be sending it back for the next generation netbook. Also a 6-cell battery would be welcomed as well.
By wgoff on HP - Nov 30, 2008
I use both Mac and PC at work and I typically prefer Mac at home. I have a G4 Powerbook and my wife has a Mac MINI and 20" Apple flat screen. I mostly use my Mac for my music/video library, for general computing and for home recording (I'm a musician). Lately I've been taking my Powerbook to rehearsals and gigs so I can edit my sound effects hardware (Boss GT-Pro, Line 6 POD X-3, etc.) with the...
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I use both Mac and PC at work and I typically prefer Mac at home. I have a G4 Powerbook and my wife has a Mac MINI and 20" Apple flat screen. I mostly use my Mac for my music/video library, for general computing and for home recording (I'm a musician). Lately I've been taking my Powerbook to rehearsals and gigs so I can edit my sound effects hardware (Boss GT-Pro, Line 6 POD X-3, etc.) with the various software editors they use...however, my concern was that the rigors of live performance might end up thrashing my hard drive with my entire music library on it. Ideally I would use a stand alone laptop with some sort of solid state/flash drive that will handle the frequent bumps and jolts associated with life on the stage and road, but, until recently there haven't been a lot of computers on the market with flash only storage systems and the only Mac with a solid state drive is the MacBook Air which is already crazy expensive at $1799...add a 60 gig solid state drive for $999 and it just becomes impractical for my application. Then I discovered the HP Mini for under $500. The internal 16 gig flash drive coupled with a 16 gig external card and an included internal 2 gig USB card and I have more than enough storage for my needs and it provides me with all the sturdiness I could ask for while giving me enough processing power to run my editing software as well as meeting my general computing needs while on tour with my band. All at a price that is nothing short of astounding. It's ultra small profile means it's not a space hog on the stage or in the van. For audio recording/video editing/archiving, I still prefer my Mac, but for reliable, portable general purpose computing and sound effects hardware editing, the HP Mini with flash storage is pretty hard to beat. Apple really needs to come up with a similar type of machine at or near this price point.
By Anonymous on HP - Nov 30, 2008