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I have finally gotten time to give the HP Mini 1000 MI netbook a fair shake and so far it’s held up admirably.  While I sometimes experience a bit of lag doing things overall the performance is pretty good.  This video shows off the Mini 1000 […]

I have finally gotten time to give the HP Mini 1000 MI netbook a fair shake and so far it’s held up admirably.  While I sometimes experience a bit of lag doing things overall the performance is pretty good.  This video shows off the Mini 1000 MI (Mini Mi) so you can see for yourself how it works.

  1. No Ethernet and weird mouse button placement. :(

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    1. Does The power switch have a “Spring action” like the wifi toggle or is it different because if it does…than something is really wrong with my hp mini that im using right now.

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    2. Power button has a spring action too.

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  2. Dave, I believe that there is an Ethernet port on the VGA dongle I mentioned. The mouse buttons you get used to pretty quickly, at least I did.

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  3. James,
    Would the SSD slow response be
    aggravating if you used it everyday?

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  4. Actually Veronica has corrected herself on Twitter and says there’s an Ethernet jack under some flap. So I stand corrected! :)

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  5. @Dave:
    There’s an ethernet port on the left side of the Mini, covered by a rubber socket right by the headphone jack.

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  6. gordon, the lag is not a killer deal and it seems to be getting less pronounced the more I use it. Maybe I’m getting used to it.

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  7. Dave and Alex CF, there is indeed an ethernet port under a cover on the left side. I totally missed it but it’s right there.

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  8. One sentence: Please learn to use your camera. Or get one that has macro mode.

    I could be mistaken because of the low video resolution, but I believe your video is badly out of focus. I noticed this on the video on the swivel USB extension. On that one you can clearly see that the table and floor is in focus, but the USB adapter is not.

    Please look into this. It’s pretty aggravating to see out-of-focus footage.

    Thanks,

    Georg

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  9. like it, but still not worth on changing my eee…

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  10. It is Firefox! It just uses a skin… It’s also the default file manager.

    Want to speed it up? Press Alt and F2 write gnome-session-properties and unmark the harbour-launcher entry. This will turn off the MIE once you restart your machine. Also, change the heavily taxing (although nifty and sweet looking) skins for Thunderbird, Firefox and metacity (the gnome skin manager) to something more fast. The lag might also come from the Elisa based HP MediaStyle software, which might be running underneath it all the whole time.

    This two steps will bring you a faster experience albeit loosing the cool looking factor from HP. Now, you could also go ahead and set two users, one with all HP MIE bells and whistles, and one without and choose accordingly.

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