HP 2133 Mini-Note PC reviews: meet HP’s low-cost ultraportable

Yesterday the Net was full of news about HP’s 2133 Mini-Note PC: pricing, specs and even reviews. You can read the most interesting at Notebook Review, Laptop Magazine, PC Magazine and Small Laptops.

In a few words: it’s a high quality ultraportable (8.9″ monitor, 1.2-1.3 kg): monitor, keyboard and finish are excellent, and it is priced from 499 $. The problem is that versions reviewed run Windows Vista Business and sported a 7200 rpm hard drive, that seems to be a bad combo: the processor (VIA C7-M ULV) struggles handling Vista and, working frequently at full load, it becomes a hot and relatively noisy ultraportable. It’s likely that versions using Linux (namely SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10) run better, but most users prefer Windows.

HP Business Notebook 2133 - VIA C7-M 1.2GHz - 8.9 WXGA - 1GB DDR2 SDRAM - 120GB - Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi - Windows Vista Home Basic HP Business Notebook 2133 – VIA C7-M 1.2GHz – 8.9 WXGA – 1GB DDR2 SDRAM – 120GB – Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi – Windows Vista Home Basic
Small Wonder. Big Possibilities. Small but mighty, the HP Business Notebook 2133 gives you the freedom to be productive here, there and everywhere. It”s ideal for instructional use or general purpose business applications.



Asus’ reaction has been fast: even while launch of Eee PC 2nd generation was expected in June, in order to use Intel’s Atom processors, he launch has been announced for late April, at the cost of using current processors. Low cost ultraportable market happens to be VERY hot…

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