Once the official Windows 7 beta was released, I downloaded the ISO and applied for a key, with the plan of trying it out on the HP Mini and if that went well, the Dell at home.

Straight to the point: it’s excellent. 


  • snappy, shell feels much more responsive
  • nice touches with the libraries
  • the new taskbar/start menu/task switcher is cool – not too disruptive
  • Networking seems more reliable
  • New calculator!

Lowlight: the microphone doesn’t work and the webcam driver renders the view pretty darkly.

More links:

Windows forum on MyHPMini.com