For the new version of the HP Mini 210, Atom N455 processor at 1.66 GHz gave way to a double circuit heart Atom N550 1.5 GHz. The rest of the components remains unchanged with 1 GB of memory, integrated graphics and a hard disk from 250 GB to 7200 rpm. The index processor Windows from 2.4 to 3.1, while PCMark Vantage score increased from 1 334 to 1 667, a gain of about 25% .With the test PCMark 05, the score goes from 1 391-1 797, a gain of 29%.The gain for the 3DMark 06 is only 4%, which is normal. Indeed, the integrated graphics prohibits this netbook the field of 3D games.
The Mini 210-2290sf requires little energy and do not get too hot (37.2 ° C supported on the frame). It is quiet (34 dB) while the fan is constantly active. HP has also enhanced the autonomy from 5 h 30 min to 5 h 52 min of video playback. A real pleasure to use on the move.
The design of the HP netbook has not changed and remains sober. The weight does not change (1.36 kg) but the case is thicker (1.9 cm to 3.5 cm thinner in thickest point, 3.1 cm for the former model), probably because of the battery. The keyboard type chiclet offers a comfortable typing and touchpad (7.8 x 4.4 cm) is satisfactory.