I suddenly had the urge to watch Pirates of the Caribbean yesterday in full HD, I’m not sure why (but nevermind that) – perfect, I thought, to try it out on my newly acquired HP Mini 5101. I booted up the Mini’s trusty, musty Windows XP system and opened the movie in VLC. While the movie’s surround sound was mind blowing, it was no better than if a radio station tried to play a movie – if you know what I mean: No video. Yes, audio plays back well but without video. Gahh… anyone know of any software that plays 1080p movies on a graphic-less Intel Atom N280 system?
On a side note, I know a few friends who just received their Mini 5101′s, some with unresponsive/faulty keyboards – any Mini 5101 owners out there with faulty/unresponsive keyboards or Mini 5101′s with stuck keys? Well, my copy works fine, so the issue seems to affect only certain units.