Thursday, April 10, 2008

Cute 'lil laptop

I just noticed the new HP 2133 Mini-Note PC is available on on HP's site. It looks pretty neat. Basically it's a mini-laptop with a 8.9-inch diagonal WXGA (1280 x 800 resolution) screen and a "92% full-size" keyboard. Additionally, it has an external VGA port that supports resolutions up to 2048 x 1536 at 75 Hz. The thing weighs 2.8 lbs. It has a VIA C7-M processor (1.0, 1.2, or 1.6 Ghz options). The coolest part is that is ships with Windows Vista (boo!) or SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) 10 installed (yay!). Ordering it with SLED10 will save you $50. Here's a picture:

Oh, and they won't ship the 1.0 Ghz version with Vista. I wonder why? [ 1 | 2 ]

Pretty cool device at a reasonable price; just for fun, I configured a 1.2 Ghz model with SLED10 and 2GB of RAM for $618. Pricing starts at $499. Here are the detailed specs.

I don't know if it's as cool as Sony's VAIO UX, but it sure is a lot cheaper and probably quite a bit more practical for most people.


Mike said...

That is a pretty good deal, I would almost consider getting one if I was in the market.

Anonymous said...

Hi, how is the battery life with it?

bgmerrell said...

vakhitov, the official numbers from HP are:

3-cell Primary Battery Up to 2 hours 15 minutes
6-cell Primary Battery Up to 4 hours 30 minutes

The 3-cell batter is standard. These numbers are when running Windows Vista. I didn't find any numbers for SLED10.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info, Brian!