Mini with Maxi Strength
The biggest question about notebooks this year for schools has been over whether netbooks are strong enough to take the daily abuse of teachers and students. HP steps in with the first netbook that’s been built to last. The Mini 5101 is just as small and light as the others, but has a rugged magnesium base and anodized aluminum display frame so that it can take a licking and bounce back for more. Based on a 10.1-inch screen, Intel Atom processor and high-performance hard drive, the system starts at $450 but weighs only 2.6 pounds.