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.