Comments on: HP Mini 1000 Unboxing and Review Geek Culture & Tech Expert: How Can I Help You Today? Wed, 25 Nov 2015 01:28:28 +0000 hourly 1 By: Anonymous Sat, 20 Aug 2011 17:12:00 +0000 This HP notebook become old now and HP also change the hardware specification of this notebook which will give you better performance for business use and long battery life.

By: D Lowrey Tue, 24 Mar 2009 21:45:18 +0000 Just upgraded from the Asus Eee 701 to the 1000HE. What a world of difference between these two machines. The 701 came with that lame version of Xandros…while the 1000 came with XP. Also got the 160 GB drive on the 1000… compared to the 4 GB SSD on the 701. A Celeron 900 Mhz on the 701 seems just as fast whenever I watch video on the 1000. Either was fantastic for lying in bed watching videos or streaming video over the web. A “normal” sized laptop would have been too big for me.

The larger keyboard & screen make all the difference for me. With the eyesight getting worse the older I get…don’t see in my mind why I got the 7″ screen…except that they didn’t have the 10″ screens available a year ago.

Have loved both of the netbooks I have owned and would consider getting another in the future…especially since I bought the external case & an old HP DVD burner I had since I did an upgrade about three months ago on my desktop PC. Not only that…but for the cost & convenience makes these PC’s the perfect choice for many people who can’t afford an even bottom of the line laptop.

By: Mike Sat, 24 Jan 2009 18:48:13 +0000 Well, after 1 day of ownership I am returning my HP 1000 Mini Mie to HP for a refund.

The system fan on mine was loud and on almost all of the time, the ac adapter did not stay securely connected to the power connector on the laptop and the restore image is not yet available.

I tried to get these issues addressed on two seperate calls to HP which lasted two hours between them as I was endlessly forwarded to the wrong department, time after time after time.

So despite liking the MIE quite a lot I returned it for a refund as I don’t see the point in owning a system that the manufacturer cannot support. If you call HP you will get the run around from one Idian call center department to another endlessly if you need support..

A very disappointed ex-Mini-Mie owner …

By: mike Fri, 23 Jan 2009 00:27:10 +0000 I now have my mini mie and have found that the terminal is enabled as follows:

alt + f2
type: gnome-terminal

press Enter.


By: Diana Mon, 19 Jan 2009 17:55:02 +0000 I bought the Mini MIE on probably the first day it was offered over the web. I have had it for a week or so now. I like the overall design and performance, with a big BUT: their media manager program, MediaStyle, doesn’t work. It comes preloaded with some stock photos and music, which are grouped into albums and folders that can be linked to the home page/desktop. However, if you want to add your own photos and organize them and access them from the home page and play slideshows, etc, you need to be able to “add folders” from within MediaStyle – and the program loaded on my machine is not allowing me to do that. I’ve combed the online and embedded user manuals, I’ve had a ludicrous and unproductive exchange with “customer support,” and the program simply doesn’t show or do what the user manual says it should be showing and doing. I guess this is what i get for trying the first generation of something, but it’s very annoying and HP is no help. I’d love to hear from others who have or have not run into this bug.

By: mike Wed, 14 Jan 2009 03:16:24 +0000 How much was the MSI Wind?

I just bought the HP Mini MIE with HP’s tweaked version of Ubuntu on it 😀

I got a bit of a discount and after tax and shipping it was under $370 with a 16Gb SSD (plus free upgrade to 1Gb RAM).

My wife has the XP version (also with 16Gb SSD) and that was just a touch over $400 after tax and shipping. My wife loves the 92% sized keyboard which was the main reason that we got it.

The location of the mouse buttons takes some getting used to.

Everyone is up in arms about the terminal being disabled in the Linux version but apparently you can easily enable it again with Fn + F2 (so much ado about nothing really).

The Desktop layout of email, “broswer” and media on the MIE looks very nice. Sadly I have to wait for it to be built and shipped before I can play with it!

Having used the XP one I can say that the webcam is not good at all in low level lighting but the machine is nice to use and I have not run in to any issues despite disabling the swap file to minimize writes to the SSD.

For most people the size of the keyboard is the biggest adjustment to make with a netbook and HP got this right.

By: The_cobra666 Tue, 13 Jan 2009 11:43:10 +0000 I have seen the HP Mini 1000 in class, someone has that netbook. He is very fond about the machine but, it’s a netbook.. Personaly I like the Sony Netbook more 😀

By: steve Tue, 13 Jan 2009 11:29:52 +0000 My work laptop that is assigned to me, a Sony Vaio (VGN-SZ80PS) with a Japanese keyboard layout, has the same keyboard layout as the HP Mini 1000 in the bottom left. From left to right it has – Ctrl, Fn, Windows, Alt. It has a mistake too or maybe all your other notebooks are wrong?