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HP 2133 Mini Note netbook 8.9" 120GB Linux £205.60 delivered @ Misco plus 4% Quidco £199.74

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HP 2133 Mini Note Notebook PC / Linux OS / 120GB HDD / 1GB SODIMM / Wi-Fi Certified / Bluetooth
It might be small in size but its big on usability, durability, and attractiveness. Packed with an impressive combination of features, the HP 2133 offers you a full-function PC with the utmost mobility. Plus, its simple, refined design and all-aluminium case make it sleek and sturdy yet super lightweight.

Weighing in at just 1.27 kg, with a large 8.9-inch WXGA display, the HP 2133 Mini-Note PC features a durable design with a robust suite of wireless, multimedia and security capabilities to allow users to stay productive

Scratch-resistant display improves the durability of your display by using an innovative treatment on the top surface of the notebook's LCD display. A durable and lightweight all-aluminium case encompasses the top and bottom of the notebook to help protect your notebook from the rigors of daily mobile use. A durable, lightweight internal magnesium alloy support structure helps protect sensitive components from damage.

Personally trying to decide between this and the Tesco deal for the Aspire One.

Have included the 1-3 day delivery charge, but there are other more expensive options.

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    abomination
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HP_2133_Mini-Note_PC

    First time I've seen this, fyi not an Atom.
    bazzaric
    cracking build quality on these, but just got myself one of the dell inspiron minis instead...got them both side by side and the dell is much better
    DonnieH
    Anyone know if this is better than the Acer A150x? I've just bought one from play and if this is any better then I'd rather go for this
    el-beatle
    Really good price, but after researching it appears to be a real let down on performance, hence why i'm not voting either hot or cold.

    http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/reviews/index.cfm?reviewid=1925&pn=1
    rash
    rash5 years, 11 months ago #5Show comment tools Reply
    Hvaing had both the Acer 150 and this mini, I would recommend the Acer.

    This beats EVERY netbook for build quality and sleekness (by a mile).
    however the processor is very slow.
    pet2000
    DonnieH
    Anyone know if this is better than the Acer A150x? I've just bought one from play and if this is any better then I'd rather go for this


    I personally had bad experience with 3 different Acer notebooks in a row. Would not buy Acer again, so I would consider the HP.
    jazzy639
    Samsung NC10 for me is top dog. A netbook should have a big battery life as its to be used on the go. The samsung will acheive over 7 hours of wifi surfing
    zoopakev
    weird .. just had to do a comparison of all the latest mini's for work and this looks great until unfortunately the well stinky cpu lets it down badly

    CPU
    VIA C7-M 1.6 GHz

    Personally I'd go for either the Dell Inspiron 9 / HP 1000 (replacement for the note) / MSI Wind or Samsung NC10 ... All are Intel atom 1.6ghz but more importantly, have screen resolutions of 1024x600 ... anything that runs 800x480 is pointless in my opinion unless its mega-cheep.
    Basically its choice if you want windows or linux or HD size ....
    Uridium
    pet2000
    I personally had bad experience with 3 different Acer notebooks in a row. Would not buy Acer again, so I would consider the HP.


    Your not the only one. I see so many dead Acer machines. At least HP & dell spares are easily obtainable if they go wrong out of warranty. the Acer's just end up in the bin.
    No8
    Love the comment at the bottom of the Misco ad for this Linux-enabled netbook:

    "*NOTE: Webcam not supported by Linux."

    Sheer genius!!
    DonnieH
    Think it would be wise to cancel the a150x and go for a nc10 as its not much dearer?
    RSteve
    The 2133 was disappointing mainly for its high price and poor performance with the VIA processor but the main problem there was they shipped a version with Vista which was too much for the specs.
    With Linux it's probably fast enough and after all, you don't expect a netbook to be that powerful for what they're used for.

    It's got the best build quality and looks of them all and at this price it's one of the cheapest instead of one of the most expensive.

    At this price I'd say it was a pretty good deal. I'm tempted. Heat and rep added.
    rash
    rash5 years, 11 months ago #13Show comment tools Reply
    DonnieH
    Think it would be wise to cancel the a150x and go for a nc10 as its not much dearer?


    Definitley, if a little more money is not an issue, the samsung NC10 is deinitely the best one.
    DonnieH
    Thanks. Just pre-ordered on.

    If I refuse to accept delivery of the Acer from play will it get sent back OK and a refund issued or will they try to redeliver?

    Seems, that I can return once I acept it but at my cost so refusing to take it may save me a few pennies

    Cheers
    dijital
    zoopakev

    Personally I'd go for either the Dell Inspiron 9 / HP 1000 (replacement for the note) / MSI Wind or Samsung NC10 ... All are Intel atom 1.6ghz but more importantly, have screen resolutions of 1024x600 ... anything that runs 800x480 is pointless in my opinion unless its mega-cheep.
    Basically its choice if you want windows or linux or HD size ....



    It states the resolution WXGA, Thats 1280x800, that's F***ING excellent for the screen size, my god this thing is beautiful, but STUPIDLY underpowered, even compared to the Atom.

    Beautiful but ultimately useless, shouldn't this thing have an apple logo on it? :-D
    JeeBeePSB
    At this price this is hard to ignore. Apart from the underpowered CPU (and it's not that bad to be honest - I used an 800MHz VIA C3 on a secondary computer a few years back running KDE without any problems), the rest of the specifications are excellent. 1280x768 screen - that's very high resolution compared to the normal 1024x600 displays. The best netbook keyboard by far. 1GB RAM (the £170 Aspire One only has 512MB). It's even got an express card slot.

    This review was at £350: http://www.trustedreviews.com/notebooks/review/2008/05/22/HP-2133-Mini-Note-PC-Linux-Edition/p1

    Again, everything awesome except CPU power: http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2008/06/13/hp-2133-mini-note-linux-edition-netbook/1

    I wonder how Ubuntu Netbook Edition performs on this hardware. Will look around online.
    JeeBeePSB
    Oops, I just bought my first netbook. It's the resolution and build quality that did it for me, and the price. Hope the Quidco tracks. I'll let you all know how it is when I get it.
    rash
    rash5 years, 11 months ago #18Show comment tools Reply
    JeeBeePSB;3417325
    At this price this is hard to ignore. Apart from the underpowered CPU (and it's not that bad to be honest - I used an 800MHz VIA C3 on a secondary computer a few years back running KDE without any problems), the rest of the specifications are excellent. 1280x768 screen - that's very high resolution compared to the normal 1024x600 displays. The best netbook keyboard by far. 1GB RAM (the £170 Aspire One only has 512MB). It's even got an express card slot.

    This review was at £350: http://www.trustedreviews.com/notebooks/review/2008/05/22/HP-2133-Mini-Note-PC-Linux-Edition/p1

    Again, everything awesome except CPU power: http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2008/06/13/hp-2133-mini-note-linux-edition-netbook/1

    I wonder how Ubuntu Netbook Edition performs on this hardware. Will look around online.


    Absolutely right, very very good purchase, but after buying the acer one because it was much cheaper, I don't think this is quite ready yet.

    The atom really IS that much faster than this atom, I would wait until you can drop a Via Nano processor in this.
    JeeBeePSB
    rash
    Absolutely right, very very good purchase, but after buying the acer one because it was much cheaper, I don't think this is quite ready yet.

    The atom really IS that much faster than this atom, I would wait until you can drop a Via Nano processor in this.


    When the 2133 gets an Atom, or a Nano, it will be back up at £350+ (or more given the exchange rate changes recently).

    £205 for this is a bargain, but only if your usage patterns don't require a lot of CPU power, and the other pros of the hardware are desirable. If you install XP, moving from IE to Chrome (or Safari, or Firefox 3.1) would more than make up for the slower CPU because of the faster browser and Javascript processing. I'm not going to be editing movies on it it appears!

    As an aside, Misco have already shipped my order, which is pretty speedy.
    spraint
    Not sure if this one will get an Atom as HP has also released an Atom based netbook. HP 1000 mini . HP was probably waiting for the Via Nano, which seems to have problems preventing its launch.

    Two big faults with this one is that the cpu while slower than an Atom also generates more heat, which is conducted through the metal casing. This thing gets warm. Second problem is that this ships with SUSE Enterprise Desktop, which is a corporate Linux distribution and overkill for this kind of device. There are also too many rough edges with regard to compatibility with the hardware, to wit the webcam and problems with the wifi. It does indicate, however, that the target market is business rather than the home user.

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