Sometimes smaller is better. HP's Mini-Note PC is a full featured portable that fits easily into a crowded bag or backpack. It's powered by an Ultra Low Voltage C7-M processor from VIA that runs at 1.2 GHz. The 120GB hard drive has plenty of storage for you programs, data and multi-media files.
A VIA Chrome 9 GPU powers the 8.9" WXGA screen. The 1024x600 resolution delivers highly detailed images so you'll forget you're using a mini-notebook. By putting the speakers to the sides of the screen and running the keys out to the edge, the keyboard is 92% of standard size.
a Broadcom Gigabit Ethernet controller will handle wired connections, and a Broadcom 802.11b/g wireless connection for when you want to be free of the wires. An Express Card slot and 2 USB ports for let you add things like extra storage or an optical drive.
I use mine for work!
Pros: The overal look of the netbook is very impressive. The expansion ports are a strong plus, one of which I would like to pount out in perticular. The Mini 2133 is one of the very very few netbooks you will find with not only an express card slot BUT it is one where the card actually fits all the way inside without hanging out. The reason I mention this as a plus is because in the medical field which I am an IT we carry laptops with wireless aircards evrywhere we go. This netbook is fast enough to and light enough for me to VPN and do all my work flawlessly, in half the set up time. It has a wonderfull screen (gets finger printy often) and tho the processor may not be very fast it works for what I use it for. Ohh and one more thing about the screen, if you compare the screens of the EEEPC, and others you will find the lcd is exposed, in the HP Mini it is not, meaning less chance of screen breakage, YEAH!
Cons: Slow VIA chipset, I ordered the 6 cell for this because the 3 would get me through the day, and I would say the 6 cell battery is awkward but the truth be known it angles the laptop perfectly for typing. I honestly cant think of anything that I find to be a big issue with this model.
Other Thoughts: OK so people have stated that Vista doesnt run well on it, this is true HOWEVER I have have been Beta testing the new Windows 7 on this and it friken FLY's. I mean I think it is actually running faster than the XP Pro I had installed previously after Vista was removed. I needed to place this in the company domain so I installed the XP then went to the new Windows 7 after testing it on a larger laptop. One other cool thing about this laptop is you can go to target and buy a Case Logic 3x compartment padded portable DVD carrying case and this will fit in the center compartment flawlessly and you will have the other 2 compartments to carry the charger, and flash drives, as well CD/DVD's (oh and extra screen cleaners!!).
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Great Laptop...without Vista
Pros: Running xubuntu on the computer right now without any issues. Full driver support, even got desktop effects working, wireless worked as soon as I was done installing. Perfect for surfing the web, checking email, writing papers, etc. Extremely lightweight, compact, and portable. The battery life is a good solid 2 hours.
Cons: The laptop is slow, way too slow to run vista in fact. Buy this knowing that you shouldn't plan on doing anything that involves any significant amount of cpu power.
Other Thoughts: I'm a college student, all I use this computer for is taking notes in class. It syncs over the web to my desktop back in my dorm and since basically everywhere in college has wifi now, the computers always stay synced. This computer is perfect for someone who needs a small ultra portable machine.
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Very Nice Hardware but Weak Overall
Pros: I bought this system in mid-August and just sold it last week (6 OCT). The build quality is really good - including the keyboard. I was impressed with the overall fit and the finish of it. The LCD (CMO in XP Device Manager - which I believe is Chi-Mei Optronics)was also very nice - except for one stuck pixel. I blew away the H-P Vista Basic install and loaded XP followed by Vista - so the system was a dual-booter. XP ran very well - I didn't try any 3D games but movies, Skype and MS Office ran just fine in XP. I was especially impressed with the built-in microphones, and webcam, while I was using Skype. Also, H-P improved the charger input port on the 2133, the charger tip looks like a Dell tip and the port/receptacle is much more secure than the old dv2000/6000 series.
Cons: The H-P 2133, with the 1.2 GHz VIA processor, is a two-part joke on un-suspecting buyers. First, the VIA C7 does not have enough oomph to run Vista Basic - even with a clean build it took two minutes to boot, log-in and build the Windows Sidebar. The second part of the joke is the awful battery life with the three-cell battery. It started out just over two hours but eventually degraded to an hour and 45 minutes tops. In my opinion, H-P should not have sold this system, with the 1.2GHz processor, with any version of Vista on it. One last con, the bottom of the system gets very hot if you run it while connected to the charger.
Other Thoughts: I did not buy this system from NewEgg, but I have bought three Eee PC 1000H's so I don't think they will edit or delete this review!! I liked the build and hardware enough on the H-P 2133 that I intend to buy another when it comes out with a 10-inch display, IF they sell it with a decent processor.
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