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The HP Mini 1103′s design is basic yet attractive. The overall aesthetic is closer to the Pavilion dm1 and dm3 rather VGP-BPS9A/B than high-end business netbooks such as the Mini 5103. The glossy black lid and display bezel pick up smudges, but thankfully the rest of the netbook features vgp-bps13b/q matte plastic. As with the Pavilion dm1 and the Mini 210, the bottom of the unit is a smooth line with just one panel to remove. This makes it easier to upgrade vgp-bps13a/q or repair internal components, such as the RAM or hard drive.
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Design and Setup
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At 3.8 pounds, the U36JC is quite a bit lighter than the previous generation U33Jc (4.4 pounds), good Dell latitude d620 battery battery but a little heavier than the Toshiba Portege R700 (3.2 pounds) and the Lenovo IdeaPad U260 (3 pounds). With dimensions Dell xps m1330 battery of 12.9 x 9.28 x dell akku 0.76 inches, this laptop is also slightly larger than the U260 (12.5 x 8.1 x 0.7 inches) and R700 (12.4 x 8.9 x 0.7 inches).
While the top surface of the ASUS U36Jc stayed relatively cool throughout our testing, its underside reached uncomfortably acer akku Dell inspiron 6400 battery high temperatures. After playing a full-screen video for 15 minutes, we measured the touchpad at a pleasant 85 degrees and the G and H keys at Dell inspiron 1501 battery an apple akku acceptable 95 degrees Fahrenheit. However, the bottom measured a warm 105 degrees and, while playing World of Dell inspiron e1505 battery Warcraft, it reached 110 ibm akku degrees.
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ASUS’s U30 series of 13-inch ultraportable notebooks has long provided a strong mix of portability and power, from the original Dell xps m1530 battery apple laptop akku U30Jc with its 7 hours of endurance to the snazzy bamboo U33Jc. The ASUS U36Jc ups the ante with a slick 3.8-pound frame, Dell xps m1730 battery imb laptop akku snazzy aluminum-magnesium alloy lid, speedy 2.53-GHz Core i5 CPU, and Nvidia’s Optimus switchable graphics. But are its Dell inspiron 1420 battery strong specs good enough hp laptop akku to justify its price–$1,000–and beat out its competitors?
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Keyboard and Touchpad
The U36Jc’s island-style black keyboard has the same look and layout as those on a number of Eee PC netbooks, from the Dell latitude d610 battery 10-inch Eee toshiba laptop akku PC 1015PN to the 12-inch Eee PC VX6. There’s no flex at all, but the keys do feel a little stiff, which led us to a Dell KD476 battery make a few more errors dell laptop akku than usual while typing. We also wish the right Shift key were larger.
The 3 x 2-inch touchpad has a pleasant matte surface acer Dell 1525 Battery notebook akku that matches the palm rest and allowed us to navigate around the desktop with ease. It also supports multitouch gestures such as pinch-to-zoom. Though we would have preferred two discrete buttons, the single mouse bar provided Sony Laptop Battery good tactile feedback apple notebook akku and was not too stiff.Lenovo didn’t skimp when it came to the notebook’s base, either. Not only does the Lenovo/IBM Laptop Battery smooth chassis material extend all the ibm notebook akku way around the notebook, but the rubber stands on the bottom of the system give HP/Compaq Laptop Battery the U260 a slightly elevated and sloped footprint. hp notebook akku Plus, the bottom air vents, cut in a fresh mosaic serpentine pattern, add some pizazz.
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Ports and Webcam
Along the left edge, the U260 has a miniPCIe and fujitsu akkus fujitsu notebook akku USB ports, along with a dual headphone-and-microphone jack, Wi-Fi on/off switch, and a spare slot for a card reader (not included). The front and back edges of the device are clean, and on the right side are the remaining ports, VGA, acer laptop akkus Ethernet, HDMI, toshiba notebook akku and another USB slot.
The 0.3-megapixel webcam didn’t perform well. When we used it in our brightly lit office, apple laptop akkus dell notebook akku the camera failed to pick up enough light to show our face. The webcam performed better when the light shone from a source in front ibm laptop akkus of us, acer battery but in other cases, we couldn’t even get Lenovo’s facial recognition software to recognize the portrait we’d shot using the same camera just half an hour sony laptop akkus earlier.
Lenovo’s Breathable Keyboard gives the U260 air to let out heat. That, along with Intel Advanced Cooling technology, saus laptop akkus helped keep apple battery temperatures around the touchpad and keyboard to a respective 80 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit. The middle of the base registered toshiba laptop akkus a somewhat ibm battery uncomfortable 95 degrees, but the real hot spot is the back vents just beneath the display hinge, where the temperature dell laptop akkus reached a hp battery sweaty 107.
Keyboard and Touchpad
The U260′s chiclet keyboard sits in a slight basin that made typing comfortable, with plenty of space and travel. hp laptop akkus While some sony battery of the keys on the right side, such as Shift and Backspace, are smaller than what you’ll find on a full-size layout, we still found them fushitsu laptop akkus easy to find by asus battery feel. The keyboard is also water-resistant.
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The HP Mini 1103′s design is basic yet attractive. The overall aesthetic is closer to the dell ibm battery battery Pavilion dm1 and dm3 rather than high-end business netbooks such as the Mini 5103. The glossy black lid and display bezel pick up smudges,sony battery but acer laptop battery thankfully the rest of the netbook features matte plastic. As with the Pavilion dm1 and the Mini 210, the bottom of the unit is a smooth line with just one panel to remove. This makes it easier to upgrade or repair internal components, such as the saus battery apple laptop battery RAM or hard drive.
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The IdeaPad U260 has the kind of flair we wish ThinkPads had. The lid comes in Clementine orange (our version) saus fushistu battery laptop battery or Mocha brown, and the design is made from a single piece of magnesium-aluminum alloy that lends the notebook a sense of smooth, minimal acer akku fujitsu laptop battery professionalism. Measuring just 0.7 inches thin and weighing one-tenth of a pound more than the most recent 2.9-pound apple akku Apple MacBook Air, toshiba laptop battery the U260 slips so nicely into bags and backpacks, it’s easy to forget the machine is there.
When the notebook is open, your eyes are quickly drawn to the LED status icons that are traced in illuminating dots, ibm akku dell laptop battery and your hands are drawn to the soft, leather-textured palm rest. The U260′s left, right, and front sides, as well as the bezel around the sony battery display, acer notebook battery are lined in a smart-looking, polished black plastic.
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The top of the Mini 1103 stayed pretty cool, with the touchpad measuring only 85 sony hp akku notebook battery degrees after playing a Hulu video at full screen for 15 minutes. The space between the G and H keys was about the same: 86 degrees. The fushitsu akku underside saus notebook battery of the netbook got up to 92 degrees, which is within our acceptable range.
Keyboard and Touchpad
The Mini 1103 doesn’t have the modern chiclet-style layout of the Mini 210. However, the keys are well sized and placed, acer battery fujitsu notebook battery and we like the terraced treatment, which provides a better grip. We like that the media and system controls are one touch away, apple battery while the toshiba notebook battery Function keys are secondary.
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