|cpu||1.60GHz intel atom n270|
|hd||sandisk pssd 16g|
|graphics||intel mobile 945gse express (up to 128m)|
|display||8.9″ wsvga led anti-glare (1024×600)|
|wifi 1||broadcom bcm4312 802.11b/g|
|wifi 2||rtl8191SU 802.11n|
i partitioned the 16g ssd into two 8g partitions. i also used an 8g 30mbps sd card for a swap space for linux and a page file for windows.
ubuntu 12.04 lts
i installed ubuntu 12.04 using the minimal installation iso from a usb drive (the iso is only about 30m). this allowed me to heavily customize the install. the total space used on the drive is less than 2.5g – and thats with me adding in other programs and libraries. i went with xfce for the desktop environment. i had tried lxde and did not really enjoy it. below is a screenshot of htop after the os was fully loaded and running for 5+ minutes.
windows xp sp3
i used nlite and modified the stock iso from the oem cd for the 1116nr. (i will have another post with the modifications i made, including the various registry changes) the total size of the iso, with drivers slip-streamed in, was 240m. the os, with all software (including antivirus, etc) was under 5g. below is a screenshot of the task manager after the os was fully loaded and running for 5+ minutes.
overall i am quite pleased with the 1116nr. both ubuntu and windows are fairly responsive and perform far better than i had anticipated.
i recently got a hp mini 1116nr from a local pawn shop. decent little machine and fun to play with.
naturally, within an hour of owning it, i was opening the case to see how much room was in it for mods. low and behold, i find the hp mobile drive bay, and an unused usb port. i took a premiertek usb wifi stick apart and cut the board down to fit in the case and ran the antenna jack out the side of the case.
here is the final result – using both my 5dbi and 10dbi antennas. i put electrical tape on the outside of the case – this is temporary until i find a similar usb wifi card that is wireless n or decide to hack something else into the case.