It looks like HP 2133 Mini-Note prices are on their way down. A few weeks ago Amazon began offering rebates that will let you pick up a low end Mini-Note for as little as $403.49. Now CompUSA is selling the bottom-of-the-line HP Mini-Note for $399.99. No rebates necessary. And Amazon has dropped the price of the same model to $369.94.
Just to be clear, what you get for your money is a machine with a 1.0GHz VIA C7-M CPU, 4GB of solid state memory, 512MB of RAM, and SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop. For about the same price, you can pick up an Acer Aspire One with a 160GB hard drive, a 1.6GHz Intel Atom CPU, and Windows XP.
But there are two things the HP Mini-Note has that the Acer Aspire One and most other netbooks don’t:
- An 8.9 inch, 1280 x 768 resolution display, which is about as sharp a screen as you’ll find on any lost cost mini-laptop.
- One of the best keyboards you’ll find on any netbook, with nice large, keys and excellent tactile feedback.