(Tested) HP Mini 210-2100 Netbook Review





HP Mini 210-2100 review index:



8 – HP Mini 210-2100: Installation of Linux Ubuntu 11.04

Hehe, I couldn’t resist to install and test the latest version of Ubuntu on this netbook. Ubuntu is my new game these last days and I hope to publish shortly some GPU tools 😉

I downloaded Ubuntu 11.04 and created a bootable USB key (the procedure is described on Ubuntu download page).

You can access to the HP Mini 210 boot menu by pressing the ESC key a the startup. Then you can select the USB drive as first boot device.

The installation of Ubuntu 11.04 worked like a charm:

HP Mini 210-2100 Netbook and Linux Ubuntu 11.04

HP Mini 210-2100 Netbook and Linux Ubuntu 11.04



All important devices have been correctly detected and I could browse the Net with Firefox in no time. Great!

One cool things with Ubuntu is the virtual desktops management: you have four virtual desktops and thanks to a simple key combination, you can quickly switch between desktops. This feature is particularly enjoyable with a 1366×768 LED monitor…

Here is the partial report of the glxinfo utility:

name of display: :0.0
display: :0  screen: 0
direct rendering: Yes
server glx vendor string: SGI
server glx version string: 1.4
server glx extensions:
    GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_EXT_import_context, GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap, 
    GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_MESA_copy_sub_buffer, 
    GLX_OML_swap_method, GLX_SGI_make_current_read, GLX_SGI_swap_control, 
    GLX_SGIS_multisample, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig, GLX_SGIX_pbuffer, 
    GLX_SGIX_visual_select_group, GLX_INTEL_swap_event
client glx vendor string: Mesa Project and SGI
client glx version string: 1.4
client glx extensions:
    GLX_ARB_get_proc_address, GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_EXT_import_context, 
    GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_MESA_copy_sub_buffer, 
    GLX_MESA_swap_control, GLX_OML_swap_method, GLX_OML_sync_control, 
    GLX_SGI_make_current_read, GLX_SGI_swap_control, GLX_SGI_video_sync, 
    GLX_SGIS_multisample, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig, GLX_SGIX_pbuffer, 
    GLX_SGIX_visual_select_group, GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap, 
    GLX_INTEL_swap_event
GLX version: 1.4
GLX extensions:
    GLX_ARB_get_proc_address, GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_EXT_import_context, 
    GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_MESA_copy_sub_buffer, 
    GLX_MESA_swap_control, GLX_OML_swap_method, GLX_OML_sync_control, 
    GLX_SGI_make_current_read, GLX_SGI_swap_control, GLX_SGI_video_sync, 
    GLX_SGIS_multisample, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig, GLX_SGIX_pbuffer, 
    GLX_SGIX_visual_select_group, GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap, 
    GLX_INTEL_swap_event
OpenGL vendor string: Tungsten Graphics, Inc
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI Intel(R) IGD GEM 20100330 DEVELOPMENT x86/MMX/SSE2
OpenGL version string: 1.4 Mesa 7.10.2
OpenGL extensions:
    GL_ARB_copy_buffer, GL_ARB_depth_texture, GL_ARB_draw_buffers, 
    GL_ARB_draw_elements_base_vertex, GL_ARB_explicit_attrib_location, 
    GL_ARB_fragment_program, GL_ARB_fragment_shader, GL_ARB_half_float_pixel, 
    GL_ARB_map_buffer_range, GL_ARB_multisample, GL_ARB_multitexture, 
    GL_ARB_pixel_buffer_object, GL_ARB_point_parameters, GL_ARB_point_sprite, 
    GL_ARB_provoking_vertex, GL_ARB_shader_objects, 
    GL_ARB_shading_language_100, GL_ARB_shadow, GL_ARB_sync, 
    GL_ARB_texture_border_clamp, GL_ARB_texture_compression, 
    GL_ARB_texture_cube_map, GL_ARB_texture_env_add, 
    GL_ARB_texture_env_combine, GL_ARB_texture_env_crossbar, 
    GL_ARB_texture_env_dot3, GL_ARB_texture_mirrored_repeat, 
    GL_ARB_texture_non_power_of_two, GL_ARB_texture_rectangle, 
    GL_ARB_transpose_matrix, GL_ARB_vertex_array_object, 
    GL_ARB_vertex_buffer_object, GL_ARB_vertex_program, GL_ARB_vertex_shader, 
    GL_ARB_window_pos, GL_EXT_abgr, GL_EXT_bgra, GL_EXT_blend_color, 
    GL_EXT_blend_equation_separate, GL_EXT_blend_func_separate, 
    GL_EXT_blend_logic_op, GL_EXT_blend_minmax, GL_EXT_blend_subtract, 
    GL_EXT_compiled_vertex_array, GL_EXT_copy_texture, 
    GL_EXT_draw_range_elements, GL_EXT_fog_coord, GL_EXT_framebuffer_blit, 
    GL_EXT_framebuffer_multisample, GL_EXT_framebuffer_object, 
    GL_EXT_gpu_program_parameters, GL_EXT_multi_draw_arrays, 
    GL_EXT_packed_depth_stencil, GL_EXT_packed_pixels, 
    GL_EXT_pixel_buffer_object, GL_EXT_point_parameters, 
    GL_EXT_polygon_offset, GL_EXT_provoking_vertex, GL_EXT_rescale_normal, 
    GL_EXT_secondary_color, GL_EXT_separate_shader_objects, 
    GL_EXT_separate_specular_color, GL_EXT_shadow_funcs, 
    GL_EXT_stencil_two_side, GL_EXT_stencil_wrap, GL_EXT_subtexture, 
    GL_EXT_texture3D, GL_EXT_texture_cube_map, GL_EXT_texture_edge_clamp, 
    GL_EXT_texture_env_add, GL_EXT_texture_env_combine, 
    GL_EXT_texture_env_dot3, GL_EXT_texture_filter_anisotropic, 
    GL_EXT_texture_lod_bias, GL_EXT_texture_object, GL_EXT_texture, 
    GL_EXT_texture_rectangle, GL_EXT_vertex_array, GL_OES_EGL_image, 
    GL_OES_read_format, GL_3DFX_texture_compression_FXT1, 
    GL_APPLE_client_storage, GL_APPLE_object_purgeable, 
    GL_APPLE_packed_pixels, GL_APPLE_vertex_array_object, 
    GL_ATI_blend_equation_separate, GL_ATI_separate_stencil, 
    GL_ATI_texture_env_combine3, GL_IBM_multimode_draw_arrays, 
    GL_IBM_rasterpos_clip, GL_IBM_texture_mirrored_repeat, 
    GL_INGR_blend_func_separate, GL_MESA_pack_invert, GL_MESA_window_pos, 
    GL_MESA_ycbcr_texture, GL_NV_blend_square, GL_NV_light_max_exponent, 
    GL_NV_packed_depth_stencil, GL_NV_texgen_reflection, 
    GL_NV_texture_env_combine4, GL_NV_texture_rectangle, 
    GL_NV_vertex_program1_1, GL_NV_vertex_program, GL_SGIS_generate_mipmap, 
    GL_SGIS_texture_border_clamp, GL_SGIS_texture_edge_clamp, 
    GL_SGIS_texture_lod, GL_SUN_multi_draw_arrays



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5 thoughts on “(Tested) HP Mini 210-2100 Netbook Review”

  1. Leith

    Intel sucks. AMD powered netbooks will beat the crap out of them.

    Full DX11 in a netbook, FTW.

  2. LogicPleo

    How much, 380€…

    They sell AMD HP Probook for little bit more and with Ubuntu, netbook is a toy you won’t get far with it.

  3. Eagleseye

    I bought one of these as a holiday travel spare. Fast enough to surf and do email, small enough to pack anywhere, cheap enough so you’re not devastated if some person purloins it. Also good for backing up pics in case camera gets stolen. Screen is same size as an iPAd, and guess what, it comes with a nice keyboard, an integrated case, a dual core processor and a great deal more storage for approximately half the price. Oh, and it also has USB ports and flash…..
    We also upgraded the ram to 2GB and the OS to Windows Home Premium and it works just fine for the purpose. Also great as a budget PC, just plug in a regular keyboard and a monitor up to 1080p from the VGA connection (iPad doesnt have that either).

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