HP Mini is a former line of small notebooks, categorized as netbooks manufactured by Hewlett-Packard under the HP brands. They either contained a custom version of Ubuntu Linux, Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition or Windows 7 Starter operating system. Like most netbooks, they were not built with CD/DVD drives. However, HP did sell portable DVD-Roms with HP’s LightScribe disc imaging software. These netbooks are best used for written documents, small programs and web browsing. They can run standard software, but given their low price, they tend to have low end specifications, causing poor performance. They were marketed from mid-2007 through 2012.