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HP 2133 Mini-Note PC

by
Linda A. Epstein - April 2008

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HP 2133 Mini-Note PC

Small scale PCs that are truly usable are a rare commodity and the The HP 2133 Mini-Note PC is comfortable to type on and easy on the eyes which makes it very usable.  Weighing in at just 2.6 pounds with a 8.9 inch screen and spill resistant keyboard the new HP 2133 Mini-Note PC is designed for the education market, but will work equally well for casual business users and those those who want to travel light and want to stay connected.

VIA Processor enables the HP Mini to deliver performance and portability
to the fast growing student market

HP did not skimp on features or quality when designing the 2133 Mini-Note PC From the the sleek anodized aluminum exterior to the nearly full size spill resistant keyboard with DuraKeys the Mini-Note is designed to be both usable and durable.   From the quality and design of the 2133 you would never know this was a such low priced pc.

This is a computer I would enjoy having t in my collection for quick trips because it fits easily in a handbag with plenty of room to spare &I can see the screen without putting on glasses.

The HP 2133 Mini-Note PC has a starting price of just $499.00 with Linux and $599.99 with Windows Vista Home Basic.   In addition HP will off multiple customizable configurations of the HP 2133 Mini-Note which range from starting prices of $499.00 - $849.00 and allow the user to customize their Mini-Note to suit their individual needs with items that include a 1.6 gh processor, Windows Vista Business, 160 GB 7200 RPM hard drives, bluetooth and an integrated webcam.

The Mini-Note looks good and feels good in your hand.

So that there is no confusion: The HP 2133 Mini-Note PC is a full featured PC.  It is not designed to be a UMPC or a Tablet PC and it does not have a touch screen.  

While there is a icon for Tablet PC settings in the control panel this machine is not a Tablet PC so it does not have a pen and it does not allow you to write on the screen.

Key Features:

  • Lightweight : 2.6 pounds with the 3 cell battery
  • Compact size means it fits easily in a purse or a backpack
  • Durable - the HP 2133 Mini-Note PC is built to last
  • Spill resistant keyboard
  • 92% keyboard so your fingers are never cramped when typing
  • DuraKeys - a clear coating over the keyboard to protect the characters from wearing off that is 50 times more durable than a normal keyboard
  • Easy to turn off trackpad
  • integrated right and left mouse click buttons
  • HP Fast Charging - 9% charged in 90 minutes
  • HP 3D guard drive protects the hard drive
  • 4 hours battery life with the 6 cell battery

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From the HP Web Site:

  Small but mighty
•   Productive here, there and everywhere
•   Thin and lightweight for extreme mobility
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92% of full-sized QWERTY keyboard
•   Large 8.9” diagonal display
 

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Pros

  • Well designed and well built
  • Light weight
  • Nice screen
  • Nearly full size keyboard (92%)
  • ExpressCard & SD card slots
  • best onboard speakers I've heard in a long time
  • Options that make the 2133 Mini-Note configurable for those from Kindergarten to casual business traveler
  • fingernail friendly

Cons

  • VIA processor may be underpowered for some users
  • Aluminum case can get very warm
  • Top configuration is pricey

Conclusion

HP 2133 Mini-Note PC is an ideal notebook for student and those who need a PC that will get the job done without weighing you down.   The 8.9 inch screen is easy on the eyes and the mini-note feels good in your hands.

A great choice for students and casual business users who travel and and don't want to be weighed down.

 
Outside in the Shade

Order a HP 2133 Mini-Note PC

Specs:  

CPU
  • 1.2GHz Via C7-M Processor
OS
  • Windows vista Home Basic
Display
  • 8.9-inch WXGA 1280 x 768
Dimensions/Weight
  • 2.6 pounds
  • 13 x 8
Memory
  • 2GB
Audio
  • Stereo speakers, microphone-in /speaker-out jack
  • Hard Drive
  • 120GB hard drive
  • Video/graphics
  • Via Chrome 9 UMA
  • I/O ports

    System Expansion

    • (2) USB 2.0
    • PCI Express Slot
    • Ethernet/ RJ 45
    • VGA out
    • Power connector
    Communications
    • Broadcom 4311AG 802.11a/b/g Wi-Fi Adapter
    • Optional Bluetooth
    Battery
    • 3 cell for lightest-weight   
    • optional six-cell for up to 4 hours of battery life

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