Wednesday, April 16, 2008

HP 2133 Mini-Note

HP 2133 Mini-Note ComputerHP have announced the HP 2133 Mini-Note, a low cost, low power sub-notebook computer similar to the ASUS Eee PC. The unit has a 8.9 inch screen and starts at $US499.

I found the Eee PC to have a keyboard too small to type on comfortably. The HP 2133 appears to have a significantly wider keyboard, only about 10mm narrower than the 12 inch screen notebook computer I usually use. This should make the HP usable (but with an external screen and keyboard still desirable for extended desktop use).

HP 2133 has got good reviews. Dell are rumored to have a similar unit coming out, produced by Compal Electronics for $399. My prediction that by the end of 2008, a "normal" computer will be one for under $500 seems to be coming true.

System features
See detailed specs
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Operating system
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10
Processors available
VIA C7-M ULV processor (1.0 GHz, 128 KB L2 cache, 400 MHz FSB)
512 MB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
Memory slots
Hard drive
4 GB Flash Module
Graphics and Input/Output devices
Display size
8.9-inch diagonal WXGA
VIA Chrome 9
Integrated camera
VGA camera
Audio, Slots, and Ports
ADI1984HD High Definition CODEC; 24-bit DAC; Integrated stereo speakers; Stereo headphone/line out; Stereo microphone in
2 USB 2.0
1 microphone in
1 headphone/line-out
1 external VGA monitor
1 RJ-45
1 AC power

1 Express Card/54
1 secure digital
Communication features
Network interface
10/100/1000 NIC
Broadcom 802.11b/g
Product specifications
2.8 lb (1.27 kg)
Dimensions (w x d x h)
10.04 x 6.5 x 1.05 in (255 x 165 x 27 mm)
What's in the box
3-cell (28 WHr) high capacity Lithium-Ion

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