Meet My New NetBook: HP Mini 1030NR

By Ian Fernando

Last week, I asked a question on twitter if anyone use a netbook. So from he users that voted, it was basically between the line. But I got some responses from other people about the netbooks they use and what they like. Shawn Collins responded saying he enjoys his Dell 9 and recently wrote a post on how netbooks arevery popular these days.

I personally went to Best Buy and started to look at the netbooks there. They had a variation that I took a pic with my camera and ask the twitterverse for some help. A lot of the netbooks were small and it seemed hard to type. I literally lifted my hands and started to type as if I was writing a blog post or content. Some of them were really hard to get use to.

I finally found my netbook:


This is the HP Mini 1030NR and it has the perfect keyboard, I think. Also, another aspect I like about this is that it is widescreen. It has a better look and feel to it, plus it is super light! The mouse pad has its ups and down but you get use to it and I think its designed that way for a reason because it is easier to have a mouse button on the far righ/left side. The keyboard is nice and big, almost like a standard keyboard. I think I found a really good one.

Here are some of the specs of this Netbook:

  • 10.2-inch (Diagonal) WSVGA LCD Infinity BrightView LED Display, 1024 x 600 Resolution
  • 1.60 GHz Intel Atom Processor N270 with 512KB L2 Cache
  • 1024MB DDR2 System Memory (1 Dimm), 60GB (4200RPM) Hard Drive, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 (shared) with up to 128MB Total Available Graphics Memory
  • 802.11b/g WLAN & Bluetooth

Yesterday, I brought it to the meetup and I definitely got looks on it. It just surprise people to see such a tiny laptop. I also brought it to my mastermind group this past Thursday and I just pulled it out of my ass pack, its that small. It is fast for surfing the internet and it has helped with looking at sites and stats on the go.

I made a mini video review or just talked about my new netbook, I definitely messed up on my grammar english - ehh. Also, Best Buy personnel didn't know there was an Ethernet port or a memory card reader on it - gah shows what hey know.

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I haven't installed anything major on it really, just my standard apps I use regularly, anti virus, and just a couple updates on the netbook. I was going to install Microsoft suite on there, but decided not too. I can always use Google Docs or Zoho Docs if needed to. The main purpose of the netbook is just for traveling and to surf the net, it is what I basically do while traveling.

I guess that is why they call it a netbook, internet surfing laptop! It is a powerful little PC that I can use to surf the net when I am away. If you want more information on this specific netbook visit, you can browse other netbooks as well.

Ian Fernando
Involved in the internet space since 2002 and have been through the ups and downs of this online industry. I am a traveling digital nomad, media buyer, online strategist, and many more online titles.

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