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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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#1
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HP_2133_Mini-Note_PC

First time I've seen this, fyi not an Atom.
#2
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
#3
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
banned#4
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
#5
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.
#6
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.
#7
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
#8
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 ....
#9
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.
1 Like #10
Love the comment at the bottom of the Misco ad for this Linux-enabled netbook:

"*NOTE: Webcam not supported by Linux."

Sheer genius!!
#11
Think it would be wise to cancel the a150x and go for a nc10 as its not much dearer?
#12
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.
#13
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.
#14
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
#15
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
#16
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.
#17
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.
#18
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.
#19
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.
#20
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.
#21
Surely the via processor would be outweighed by the double amount of ram? Compared to the Acer...
#22
I have an acer one with xp atom, cost me £260 with tesco voucher.
Suprisingly good for an acer. Battery life in reality about 2 hours but cheap enough to buy another.
Build quality excellent, looks good, no problems at all.
I'm fussy with quality but can't fault this. buy from tesco direct and get easy returns if u don't like it. Think they are cheapest too. Double clubcard points with code tdx dccp.
#23
PulseTurbo
Surely the via processor would be outweighed by the double amount of ram? Compared to the Acer...


More RAM doesn't make a processor any better.
#24
Had one for a short time.

Not great, too slow to watch BBC iPlayer for instance.

Keyboard and unit is really nice, but just too slow.

Also gets a bit warm being Al.

Edit: Slightly ignore the above, notice is the Linux version.
#25
You have got to be kidding me, just when i'm trying to get rid of mine the prices go down! rargh!
#26
if only if only it had an atom. oh well. it wouldnt be £200 then would it...

the samsung or the eee 1000h are the only real netbook players right now
#27
After reading the reviews on this ,it seems its totally useless , cant watch video in full screen mode , battery life is poor ,poor performance , waste of £200 if u ask me
#28
Presumably upping the RAM to 2GB and lowering the screen resolution from 1280x800 will allow smoother video playback? Also given that there is a PCI express card slot available on the mini-note , I think there are graphics accelerators available which will help with the video decoding. But this will probably require XP rather than Linux, which is what I am planning on sticking on the mini-note once mine arrives.

I will be using my mini-note as a photo-bank and keep it with my SLR's for viewing pictures and for making minor editing such as resizing and for surfing in bed so even with ropey video playback it will still fulfil a niche.

I know these days there is a trend to want powerful netbooks but I have laptops that I use for power applications. I think that *for the asking price* of £200 this cannot be beaten.Scan had the XP version of this (with identical hardware) for £302 only a couple of days ago.

Plenty of help and advice available on http://www.hp2133guide.com
#29
Does have a crapy CPU. Getting open office loaded takes some time too.

On the plus the keyboard and build quality are second to none. The only netbook I know of with a express card too, might be the only option for that connectivity for whatever reason.
#30
rash
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.




well the speed is the MAIN important thing..........

so in a word, the acer is the best BUT very slow ?

hardly ' the best ' ?
#31
About £2 cheaper from here inc Delivery:

http://www.superetrader.co.uk/hp-compaq-2133-mininote-pc-linux-os-1gb-ram-120gb-hdd-p-3278.html

Laptop inc VAT + Del = £197.17
#32
Great keyboard and screen make this the best of the netbooks for typing up documents. If that's your thing this is a great buy.
#33
I ordered one a couple of days ago, and having received it today, I have to say I am relieved after some of the comments on here.
The build quality is indeed excellent, screen is good. The touchpad buttons take a little getting used to. It needs XP putting on it if windows is your thing. It does not feel as slow as you might think - fine for everyday things that do not require a huge amount of processing.
#34
RISC
The only netbook I know of with a express card too, might be the only option for that connectivity for whatever reason.


The recently-released Fujitsu Amilo 3250 netbook has an ExpressCard slot too.

Heat added for the deal, it's a great price for a very stylish netbook with the best screen resolution. I'm sorely tempted, but finding it difficult to justify since I already have a Wind :roll:
#35
^thanks for that.

I had a quick look at one again today. Very tempted, but cant see myself using it for anything more than typing up the odd document. Screen is gorgeous compared to competition.
#36
lazyboy
I ordered one a couple of days ago, and having received it today, I have to say I am relieved after some of the comments on here.
The build quality is indeed excellent, screen is good. The touchpad buttons take a little getting used to. It needs XP putting on it if windows is your thing. It does not feel as slow as you might think - fine for everyday things that do not require a huge amount of processing.


Where did you order it from? Misco or IT247? I have read some terrible reviews of the latter!
#37
lazyboy
I ordered one a couple of days ago, and having received it today, I have to say I am relieved after some of the comments on here.
The build quality is indeed excellent, screen is good. The touchpad buttons take a little getting used to. It needs XP putting on it if windows is your thing. It does not feel as slow as you might think - fine for everyday things that do not require a huge amount of processing.


completely agree - I stuck XP on mine as well and it works just fine even with full screen divx playback, iTunes, etc. It really is not as slow as some make out to be.

Dont forget a few years ago we were all running XP on hardware of similar specific as to the mini-note and noone was complaining!!
#38
maggiesp
Where did you order it from? Misco or IT247? I have read some terrible reviews of the latter!


I got mine from Misco, and I have to say the post-sale notifications have been excellent, including a text message to say that the parcel was being delivered the next day.

This is now £5 cheaper at eBuyer typically.

All the user reviews say that it is certainly not as slow as the reviews state, although it isn't great. However with the VIA Linux Compiz driver now available it is going to feel a lot snappier.

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