Mini Mini me

HP’s entry into the sub notebook / netbook arena finally tempted me into getting one of these units for use in the field for a project relating to data collection. I had looked at several of the other offerings but the main points for me were the metal casing on this unit and the 120GB drive. Obviously there are cheaper units but for the specific required and the task in mind – the others just didn’t match up.

The HP 2133 comes equipped with the tools to help you conduct business efficiently on the go with features such as high-resolution, 8.9-inch diagonal WXGA display; 92% full-size, user-friendly QWERTY keyboard; and touchpad. Weighing in at just 1.27 kg the HP 2133 Mini-Note PC features a durable design with a robust suite of wireless, multimedia and security capabilities.

I would have to say that its not the fastest unit I’ve used but it performs adequately running Vista – I suspect it would be quite responsive running XP (I’ve seen quite a bit of info about this) – the one thing I would say is that the initial Vista setup – and subsequent updates to get it bang up to date – really do take an age – time for two coffees nearly !!

More on this as its gets tested in the flesh.

Full Spec here

Product Description HP 2133 Mini Note Notebook PC
Processor 1 x VIA C7®-M ULV Processor Technology, 1.2 GHz, 128 KB L2 cache
Hard Drive 120 GB – Serial ATA-150 – 5400 rpm
Networking Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, Bluetooth
RAM 1GB (installed) / 2GB (max) – DDR II SDRAM – 667 MHz
Graphics Controller VIA Chrome9
Built-in Devices Stereo speakers, Wireless LAN Aerial, Bluetooth Aerial, Webcam
Display 8.9″ WXGA TFT(1280 x 768)
Optical Storage None
OS Provided Genuine Windows Vista Business
Dimensions (WxDxH) 255 x 165 x 27 mm
Weight 1.2kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year