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HP Mini 110 by Studio Tord Boontje Review by Felicia Carter

I thought I was going to pass out as I rounded the corner to my terminal in the Atlanta airport.  When my flight from Boston was delayed I was a little nervous about making the connecting flight in Atlanta on time.  My worst fears were confirmed when we landed with literally 3 minutes for me to reach a terminal on the opposite side of the airport.  As I ran as fast as I could, my laptop (which was across my shoulder in the laptop bag) kept slapping the side of my hip.  By the time I finally reached my terminal it was almost too late!  I had a sore hip bone, was out of breath, almost fell down the flight of stairs to the runway, and wanted to cry. You don't need me to tell you how busy and chaotic life can be.  If you are a mother, you are well aware of how much one day can hold. 

Moms are not only responsible for their kids, but many mothers have the added responsibilty of holding down a job, toting kids from school to after school practice to tutoring, church or other volunteer respnosibilities, not to mention taking care of a household and hopefully getting some sort of nutritious dinner on the table.  If you are a mom blogger, you might as well just throw in another full time job on top of all of that! The Mom Bloggers Club is asking mom bloggers to step back and take a look at what they can do to Simplify Life and why that might be important.  Organization is definitely key!  Another plus is having the right tools.  If you are like me, you just can't be stuck behind a desk top all day and sometimes your lap top is much to big to just grab and hit the road with.  That's where a netbook comes into play and you can win one from the Mom Bloggers Club just for blogging about how and why you should simplify your life.

I was sent the HP Mini 110 by Studio Tord Boontje to review and thoroughly enjoy the versatility and style it provides.  First of all, this netbook is unlike any other you have seen.  Because it was designed by Studio Tord Boontje, it has a one of a kind design that features 3D endangered animals overlaying a gorgeous flower and lace design.  It is actually a brand new process called "HP Imprint 3D."  Even certain visual settings contain the design ("loading bar," screen saver, wallpaper, and more).  You can find Tord Boontje's work from the museums in London to your local Target store, bringing sophisticated art work into the average consumers home.  Green mamas will love the fact that this computer has a 10.1 inch mercury free LED backlit display for increased efficiency.  The packaging and user's guide are created with 100% recycled materials and soy-based ink.  The price tag of this netbook is also nice!  Prices start as low as $399.99 and there are several different corresponding products you can purchase to add on (like the Wireless Mouse that has the matching pattern for $39.99).

I can not tell you how many times in the past this would've come in handy!  It definitely would've saved my sore hip and quickness in the Atlanta airport that Friday evening!  Also, whenever I am out somewhere with my full sized laptop, it is incredibly inconvenient.  I have to carry the laptop bag as well as the power plug and the computer.  My laptop weighs about 7 lbs and the HP Mini weighs only a little over 2lbs making it super easy to pick up and run with!  It is only a little over an inch wide which makes it easy to slip into my purse.  The Studio Tord Boontje also comes with its very own slip cover that boasts some of the elegant design from the computer.  The HP Mini by Studio Tord Boontje is perfect for trips and could easily be toted anywhere!  If you travel by plane frequently, you can eliminate one of your carry on bags by putting this in your purse.  It is also an excellent conversation piece when you are out and about!

See it in Action:

The HP Mini has a built in web cam that will come in handy when I want to see my sweet little boy when I am far away from home!  No more lugging around a separate web cam to use Skype when I am away.  There are also two different battery options to choose from.  The 3 cell battery will provide about 2 hours and the 6 cell will provide up to about 5 hours of work time.  Another great piece that helps make life simpler is the HP QuickWeb which allows you to have access to the internet and quick links to your most used social networking sites and email without booting up the Windows Operating System.  It really does make it a lot quicker to hop on the web without waiting for everything to load when you are in a pinch for time.

Keep in mind, the HP Mini by Studio Tord Boontje is a travel computer.  It offers many of the same aspects of a full sized laptop, but is meant more for portability.  Here are a few of the important specs you are going to want to know about:

  • Simplified daily PC activities with genuine Windows 7 Starter
  • Easy Internet1 access to e-mail, instant messaging, video chat, social networking, shopping, banking, research, and more
  • An Intel Atom processor for reliable, energy-efficient performance
  • 1GB of system memory and hard drive options of 160GB or 250GB, or 32GB Solid State
  • A nearly full size (92%) keyboard for comfortable typing
  • Transfer of data to and from other devices via three USB ports
  • Integrated HP QuickSync software, which lets you synch files, photos, and videos with your primary PC when connected to the same network

Overall, the HP Mini by Studio Tord Boontje is one of a kind, a great value, portable, simple, and a sanity saver!  This should definitely be on every blogging, working, or traveling mom's Christmas wish list! This product was provided free of charge by HP in conjunction with the Mom Bloggers Club Simplify Your Life Contest. These are my honest opinions on the product. I do not post reviews on products I can not stand behind. Please see my Terms of Use for more info.

Visit Felicia Carter at Go Graham Go!.

The reviewer received a HP Mini 110 by Studio Tord Boontje from HP.


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Comment by Claudia Davis on January 20, 2010 at 11:03pm
I would love to win this giveaway. Good luck to you. davisesq212 at aol dot com
Comment by Sarah on January 15, 2010 at 12:12am
i love the lace and flowers! I've never seen one like it!
I would love to win one!

sarahjd766 at yahoo dot com

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