HP has announced the sucessor to the HP 2133 Mini-Note. What, you thought they’d already done that? Nope, the HP Mini 1000 is something completely different. The new HP 2140 Mini-Note looks exactly like the original HP netbook, with a sleek aluminum case and excellent keyboard (and not so excellent touchpad). But looks can be deceiving. This puppy has a new display and a new processor.
Here’s a brief rundown of the specs:
- CPU: 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270
- Display: 10.1 inch, 1024 x 576 or 1366 x 768 pixels
- Storage: 160GB HDD or 80GB SSD
- 2 USB ports, mic input, headphone out, VGA port
- 3 or 6 cell battery
- HP 3D Drive Guard (which shuts off the hard drive in the event of a fall)
The folks at Laptop Magazine have been testing an HP 2140 for a while and have a complete review. It’s interesting to see that HP is offering the option of an even higher resolution display than the 1280 x 768 screen on the HP 2133. Many people were disappointed when HP dropped the resolution to 1024 x 600 pixels on the HP Mini 1000. I’m a bit disappointed to see that HP still thinks 2 USB ports are enough though.
The HP 2140 Mini-Note will have a starting price around $499, although you’ll have to pay more for features like the 6 cell battery or the higher resolution screen.
Update: The HP 2140 is now available for order. And you can keep up on the latest HP 2140 news from Liliputing by clicking on the site’s HP 2140 tag.
Update 2: I’ve posted a full review of the HP Mini 2140. You can also find reviews of other netbooks in the reviews section, or more detailed information about the HP Mini 2140 and other netbooks in the Liliputing Product Database.