Mini PC to avoid

Mini PC to avoid

 

I’m pretty good with computers, so when a friend recently asked me to take a look at their HP mini, I thought it would be no problem. When I first got the computer, I was unsure as to what she was talking about because it seemed to be working just fine. A few minutes after having the computer powered on, I began to understand why this computer was driving her crazy.

While the overall design of the HP mini is great. It has a nice appeal and it looks very similar to their standard sized notebooks, but a mini version. It is definitely one of the nicer mini PC’s I’ve seen so far. It lacks an internal CD drive, which is typical for these netbooks, but has good screen resolution, a mouse that is easy to navigate and a button right on the keyboard that allows you to turn the Wi-Fi on and off.

Despite the nice design, her mini was freezing up shortly after it was powered on. It also wasn’t keeping a battery charge so you had to keep it plugged in the entire time, despite the fact that it did indeed have a battery. Much to my surprise, when I did a Google search to see if I could find anything about this freezing issue, I found more results than I ever had before when searching for PC issue answers. It seems that so many people are dealing with this freezing issue and it seems there has yet to be a resolution yet. I emailed HP and the process they had me complete did absolutely nothing to change the situation. I’d suggest staying away from this mini if at all possible.