Amazon is offering the third price cut on the base model HP 2133 Mini-Note laptop in less than a week. On Monday when I wrote up a list of 13 netbooks for $399 or less, the cheapest HP Mini-Note available was going for $379.99. A few days later the price went down to 329.99. Now you can pick one up for just $299.
That represents a $200 price drop since HP introduced the netbook in April.
So what do you get for $299?
- CPU: 1.2GHz VIA C7-M processor
- Display: 8.9 inch, 1280 x 768 pixel display (this according to the Amazon product description, but you should know that some HP Mini-Note models now ship with lower resolution screens).
- Storage: 4GB solid state disk
- Memory: 512MB RAM (upgradeable to 2GB)
- OS: SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop
- Connectivity: 802.11b/g WiFi, Ethernet
- Expansion: ExpressCard/54 slot, SD Card slot, 2 USB ports, VGA output
- Other: Headphone/line out, mic input, built in mic, 1.3MP webcam
It’s likely that HP and Amazon are dropping the price in order to clear out stock and make way for newer units soon. But at this price, it almost doesn’t matter.