hp-mini-2140

The HP Mini 2140 netbook is now available for order from HP.com. Prices start at $499 to $779. The cheapest model is a pretty good deal. It packs a 10.1 inch display, a 1.6GHz Intel Atom CPU, 1GB of RAM, and a 160GB hard drive. It supports 802.11a/b/g/draft-n and Bluetooth 2.0. And it has the same sturdy aluminum case and excellent keyboard as the HP 2133 Mini-Note.

For about $30 more, you can get a version with a 6 cell battery, which HP says is good for up to 8 and a half hours of use, but which jkOnTheRun’s James Kendrick says is more likely to get you around 7 hours. That’s still pretty impressive as far as netbook batteries go.

HP also offers the HP Mini 2140 with Windows Vista Home Basic or WIndows Vista Business (with an optional downgrade to Windows XP). All the Vista models come standard with 2GB of RAM. HP also offers two different display options. Some models have a 1024 x 576 display while others have a 1366 x 768 screen. Unfortunately, it’s pretty difficult to tell which models come with which displays on the HP web site.

Update: The HP Mini 2140 will be available in the UK for £379 next month.

thanks rewt!

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15 replies on “HP Mini 2140 now available for order”

  1. Just got my 2140 in the mail this morning… Will have an unboxing video up on YouTube soon.

    Brad, would you be interested in some install how-to articles for installing Ubuntu varients, Mi, OSx86, and the likes?

    Email me if you are interested!

    WooHoo,
    Etienne

  2. I just got off the phone with them a little over an hour ago. SuSE is definitely an option and will save you $50 if you don’t want the Windows-Tax. Also the HD option will be delayed at least a month (a big game changer for me since that and the Atom proc are the big draw in my book).

    I’ve handled the 2133 and it’s the most solid netbook I’ve seen thus far. MacBook Pro solid. It’s styling is very reminiscent of the last gen MBPs and the new one’s cover-down/monitors.

    I really wanted to get my hands on one of these asap for both an Edubuntu eval and to try my hand at Hackintoshing one. It’s got the guts… and could really make for a solid alternative to the MBAir (even if it’s a bit of a EULA stretch).

    Can’t wait.

    1. Yep – I called them too, and the HD displays are delayed anywhere from 6 weeks to 6 months. Pity.

  3. All displays seem to be 1024×768 because theyre called LED SD meaning Standard Definition while the HD versions will come in march or so

  4. So for $60 less you can have a Samsung NC10, and that $60 more buys you an Aluminium case?

    That’s only worth it if they throw in ‘elocution’ classes so I can say Alu-mini -um in the British manner.

    1. It has a sturdier case, better battery life, a higher resolution
      display on some models, a larger hard drive, and HP DriveGuard
      technology which features an accelerometer which will shut off your
      hard drive to prevent damage if it detects that your computer is
      falling.

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