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HP's Mini 1000: Sometimes a Road Warrior Needs a Good Peashooter

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Netbook computers remind me of travel toothbrushes and portable air mattresses. You use them only when you need to move a lot, like when you're on the road or camping or running around at a trade show. They're just not nearly as functional or comfortable as the at-home version.

But when you're on the move and you need a real keyboard, a real Web browser and a full PC operating system, a netbook will save you no small amount of agony.

I put a new HP Mini 1000 to the test while covering the Consumer Electronics Show this month. It's an event that had me and tens of thousands of others constantly running from one end of Las Vegas' massive convention center to the other, or hitching rides to other host locations miles away.

I have a 17-inch laptop that I suppose is technically "portable," but I generally consider it my "nice" computer, and it weighs something like 10 lbs. Taking that to CES would be kind of like carrying around a small, well-behaved baby.

So for four days, the HP Mini 1000 became my constant companion.

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