HP may have begun selling the HP Mini 2140 netbook on its website last week. But just in the last day or two did the company begin allowing customers to configure the laptop to their liking. You can still find a number of pre-configured models with prices ranging from $499 to $799, but if you want a model with SUSE Linux, 2GB of RAM, and an 80GB SSD, you can order one now.
Some of the pricing options are a bit comical. You can save a buck by removing the OS Label if you order Windows XP Home or Linux. And that 80GB SSD will set you back $575. On the bright side, if you want a 6 cell battery rather than a 3 cell battery you’ll only need to add $25 to the price.
Unfortunately there’s still no option to purchase the netbook with a 1366 x 768 pixel display. The only screen resolution available at the moment is 1024 x 576, but the higher resolution screens should be available in another month or two.