HP doesn’t ship a case or even a slipcover with the HP 2133 Mini-Note. The computer comes with very little packaging, which I appreciate. But when you open the box, all you’ll find a computer, battery, power cord, and a disc or two. That’s it.
Since the Mini-Note is smaller than most laptops, if you throw it in a typical laptop case it’s going to slide around a bit and it’s more likely to get scuffed up than a 12-15 inch laptop. You might be able to find a case for a portable DVD player that’s the right size. Perhaps you could order a custom slipcover or case if you can find one. Or if you’ve got a crafty streak, or better yet, a spouse with a crafty streak, you could make your own.
My wife runs an Etsy store where she sells curtains, bags, and other knit and sewn items. A while back she had been kind enough to make me a padded case for a digital audio recorder, so I asked her to make me a padded case for my Mini-Note. My computer fits snugly in this case, which I can then throw in a backpack or other bag without worry.
Farrah doesn’t plan to make laptop cases on a regular basis, but you can check out some of her other items at her Etsy store.
There's usually a bit of a risk with purchasing refurbished products -- basically you're spending money on a device that …
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