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HP 2133 Mini-Note PC £179.66 incl vouchers from Dixons. Free delivery.

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* Processor - VIA C7-M 1.2GHz * Operating System - Simple Linux interface * Memory & Storage - 1GB Memory & 120GB HD * Screen & Weight - 8.9" display & 1.27kg * Features - Wirele… Read More
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* Processor - VIA C7-M 1.2GHz
* Operating System - Simple Linux interface
* Memory & Storage - 1GB Memory & 120GB HD
* Screen & Weight - 8.9" display & 1.27kg
* Features - Wireless, webcam and Bluetooth
* USB connections - 2

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#1
£179.66 with codes net3 feb2
#2
dilly125
£179.66 with codes net3 feb2


:thumbsup:
#3
Don't forget 3% Cashback from Topcashback
#4
Just bought it,great find and price
:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
#5
There have been reports by some that the processor can be sluggish with video playback and other multi media.
If you wish to install XP or even Vista there are now new HP drivers which sort out this problem meaning both OS's run perfectly and I speak from experience.

The processor is not as good as the new Atoms but who cares if still runs like a dream?

http://www.hp2133guide.com/vista-service-pack-1-mini-note-benchmarks/
#6
great product and a fantastic price. Just install Win XP and it's much better than the Samsung NC10 for muti-media (better screen and much, much louder built in speakers
#7
Here are some specs ripped from the HP website

Operating system installed
SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10

Processor type
VIA C7®-M ULV Processor
• 1.2 GHz, 128 KB L2 cache, 800 MHz Front Side Bus

Weight
Starting at 1.2 kg (weight will vary by configuration)

Dimensions (w x d x h)
3.3(at front) x 27 x 16.5 cm

Battery life
Up to 2h15m with 3 cell battery or up to 4h30m with 6 cell battery

System features
Internal hard disk drive
120 GB

Hard disk drive speed
5400 rpm

Optical drives
No Optical Drive

Standard memory
1024 MB (1 x 1024 MB)

Memory slots
One SODIMM memory slot

Memory Upgrade
Upgradeable to 2048 MB maximum

Chipset
VN896NB and 8237S SB

Portability
Weight
Starting at 1.2 kg (weight will vary by configuration)

Dimensions (w x d x h)
3.3(at front) x 27 x 16.5 cm

Display type
TFT

Display size
8.9 inches diagonal with integrated VGA webcam

Connectivity
Wireless Technologies
Broadcom 802.11a/b/g

Wireless capability
Yes

Modem
No modem included

Network interface
Integrated Broadcom Gigabit Network Connection (10/100/1000 NIC)

Expandability
Expansion slots
Slots available for additional devices: ExpressCard/5 4 slot, 1 Secure Digital slot

External I/O ports
2 USB 2.0 ports, VGA, stereo microphone in, stereo headphone/line out, optional VGA webcam, power connector, RJ-45

Software
Pre-installed software
Preloaded software : (depending on configuration) HP Backup and Recovery Manager, Roxio Creator 9, Symantec Norton Internet Security, Microsoft Office Ready 2007

Software included
Additional software available from the Web: HP Client Manager Interface, Java Card Security for HP ProtectTools

Graphic / Audio
Graphic Subsystem Name
VIA Chrome9

Video Resolutions
1280 x 768 WXGA

Sound
High Definition Audio, stereos speaker, stereo headphone/line out, stereo microphone in, integrated stereo microphone

Other information
Keyboard
92% full-sized keyboard

Pointing device
Touchpad with scroll zone

Power Features
3-cell (28 WHr) Lithium-Ion battery

Power requirements
External 65W HP Smart AC Adapter, HP Fast Charge

Battery life
Up to 2h15m with 3 cell battery or up to 4h30m with 6 cell battery

Security Management
Kensington Lock slot
#8
Downside seems to be the 3 cell battery only giving 2hrs 15mins. I assume the spec of the Dixons item is as above.
#9
tommyturnip
Downside seems to be the 3 cell battery only giving 2hrs 15mins. I assume the spec of the Dixons item is as above.


I would have thought so
You can buy 6 cells here

http://www.batterybud.co.uk/proddetail.asp?prod=CS-HP2133HB_6318
#10
A quick google puts a 6 cell at around £30, doubling the uptime of the machine on the move.
#11
ryan2801
I would have thought so
You can buy 6 cells here

http://www.batterybud.co.uk/proddetail.asp?prod=CS-HP2133HB_6318


Ooops, didn't see your post but it looks like they are slightly more expensive there. Can't vouch for the companies on google though!
#12
tommyturnip
A quick google puts a 6 cell at around £30, doubling the uptime of the machine on the move.


Got a link mate?
Cant find one at £30
#13
This netbook has one of the best build qualities and pretty much the worst processor of the current crop of netbooks. The C7 at 1.2GHz is slower than a Celeron at 600MHz.
#14
92% keyboard is massive in comparison. and if you upgrade the battery to 6 cell and put an extra gig of ram in it would be an excellent little machine.

Hot Hot!
#15
mikerj
This netbook has one of the best build qualities and pretty much the worst processor of the current crop of netbooks. The C7 at 1.2GHz is slower than a Celeron at 600MHz.


Yet thanks to HP updates XP and Vista now runs fine on it.
So what is the problem?

Unless you prefer Linux.
#16
Everytime I see this netbook I'm very very tempted, but then I think about the CPU and it really puts me off.

If this had the Atom 1.6GHz for £50 more I'd would've bought that by now, but I don't think I can sacrifice the speed with the VIA CPU. Otherwise a great netbook though, I've fiddled with one at PC World and it's the best built and looking out of them all.
#17
Great price. Runs Windows well, stick it on if possible and you have a great bargain here. I personally find the screen to small but it runs and looks like it should cost much more!!
#18
this netbook looks fantastic in person, the best looking netbook there is IMO. shame the CPU isnt quite as quick but a decent alternative to the atom. i'd sill go for it
#19
On eBuyer, there are some user reviews:

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/145008
#20
weiran
Everytime I see this netbook I'm very very tempted, but then I think about the CPU and it really puts me off.

If this had the Atom 1.6GHz for £50 more I'd would've bought that by now, but I don't think I can sacrifice the speed with the VIA CPU. Otherwise a great netbook though, I've fiddled with one at PC World and it's the best built and looking out of them all.


That's the 2140 which has just come out which uses the Atom

Saying that, wait for the 2150 with built in 3G could have the Atom Zxx chip in supposedly.

The 2140 will almost certainly take over the Samsung NC10 as the market leading model because of build quality and battery life (again, supposedly the 2140 has at least 10% more battery life on a six cell)

I guess like most technology, get what's current at the time or hold out forever!

Personally, i have a 2133. Whoever says it's sluggish on Video and Media doesn't have one. I regularly watch movies on mine and have had absolutely no problems with sluggishness or lock-ups.
#21
After an hours use you can cook a meal on the bottom of this thing.

Speakers, display, looks and keyboard are great though

Oh and you can't do any games, TrackMania on its lowest settings won't even get past the menu
#22
tommyturnip
A quick google puts a 6 cell at around £30, doubling the uptime of the machine on the move.


Yeah and the 6 cell battery will be twice the size meaning the laptop has a big bulge on the bottom and wont sit flat anymore. If you want a 6 cell I recommend you get a model build with a 6 cell in mind, there are already a few and the next gen of netbooks coming out in the coming months will have a bunch more.

Also the processor on this thing is junk. You might think it is fine now but it is only a matter of time until it is useless. What are you going to do if 12 months from now youtube or iPlayer ups the video quality and you can't play them anymore? It is a very real thing to consider.

I'm not trying to put anyone off but you should be aware of these things before you buy. This is very much a first gen netbook in the same vain as the original 7 inch EEE PCs, there are a lot caveats with it.
#23
belovedmonster
Yeah and the 6 cell battery will be twice the size meaning the laptop has a big bulge on the bottom and wont sit flat anymore. If you want a 6 cell I recommend you get a model build with a 6 cell in mind, there are already a few and the next gen of netbooks coming out in the coming months will have a bunch more.

Also the processor on this thing is junk. You might think it is fine now but it is only a matter of time until it is useless. What are you going to do if 12 months from now youtube or iPlayer ups the video quality and you can't play them anymore? It is a very real thing to consider.

I'm not trying to put anyone off but you should be aware of these things before you buy. This is very much a first gen netbook in the same vain as the original 7 inch EEE PCs, there are a lot caveats with it.


I am sure people are aware of these issues, hence the current price. Its only £40 more than an eee pc 701 and for that its hot. If you want better then your looking at spending £250 upwards (wind/NC10/Lenovo etc) Processor or not, I know I would choose this over one of the acers.
[helper]#24
ryan2801
There have been reports by some that the processor can be sluggish with video playback and other multi media.
If you wish to install XP or even Vista there are now new HP drivers which sort out this problem meaning both OS's run perfectly and I speak from experience.

The processor is not as good as the new Atoms but who cares if still runs like a dream?

http://www.hp2133guide.com/vista-service-pack-1-mini-note-benchmarks/

The only problem with the benchmark you posted is that its for mini notes with 1.6ghz chip.

I've been really tempted by this but I want to be able to play video okay on long train journeys and some reports are saying the video playback is not good....

Its the best price for this so I'm voting hot
1 Like #25
gari189
The only problem with the benchmark you posted is that its for mini notes with 1.6ghz chip.

I've been really tempted by this but I want to be able to play video okay on long train journeys and some reports are saying the video playback is not good....

Its the best price for this so I'm voting hot




The new updates rectify any problems with the 1.2 chip too. I know as my friend has one and before the driver updates watching videos and streams on his Vista was occasionally choppy in full screen.
Now it's as smooth as ice.

I personally would choose XP over Visa though for a speeder experience.
[helper]#26
Thanks for the advice :thumbsup:

There is a short review on PC Pro
http://www.pcpro.co.uk/labs/247450/hp-compaq-2133-mini-note.html

and a more lengthy one from last year
http://www.pcpro.co.uk/reviews/201324/hp-2133-mini-note.html
#27
i have one of these i bought it before it was released through hp themselves, cracking little laptop much better than the asus eee 4gb version and would also recommend over the umpc's that are out there. also the keyboard is a good size for a small laptop none of these fiddley little keys.
#28
There are reports that this netbook has a very high motherboard failure rate due to overheating.
#29
CrackerJack
My friend has this netbook and a 900MHz celeron with 1gb ram, this HP is a lot faster.


If it's a Celeron-M then it really isn't faster.

ryan2801
Yet thanks to HP updates XP and Vista now runs fine on it.
So what is the problem?


It's great that it has sufficient power to run the operating system after a few patches, but most people want to run a few applications as well!
#30
so what do you guys recommend then?

I want a nice small netbook. needs to be able to play hd divx's and have good long battery life wireless,webcam,bluetooth would all be nice but im open to suggestions.

I am a power user so as fast as possible would be nice although im aware this is in contrary to the battery life request

there are just so many im lost

cheers
[helper]#31
There is a review of 14/15 netbooks below - NC10 is recommended but £300 - Acer Aspire one is the "best value" at over £200
http://www.pcpro.co.uk/labs/172/netbooks-from-115/introduction.html
#32
mikerj
If it's a Celeron-M then it really isn't faster.



It's great that it has sufficient power to run the operating system after a few patches, but most people want to run a few applications as well!


The patches are so that you can run applications faster on the OSs so I don't have a scooby what you're banging on about.
#33
Zaxxan
There are reports that this netbook has a very high motherboard failure rate due to overheating.


[FONT="Verdana"]That was addressed, as the problem was plastic mesh sections were put in front of vents themselves and that was causing the main issue - secondary within the BIOS the fan configuration was set-up by default to not be on fully (think it was running at roughly 40%).

The plastic mesh sections were generally removed from newer build netbooks of this model (this was seen last year) but also the fan configuration, to be set to always on, can be done yourself via the BIOS of the netbook during the start-up.

The HP 2133 Mini-Note User Community website & forum has this covered including additional steps how about to remove the plastic mesh sections yourself if you find them - if you need the links to the them please let me know and I can post them for you.

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]
#34
Gavin01
so what do you guys recommend then?

I want a nice small netbook. needs to be able to play hd divx's and have good long battery life wireless,webcam,bluetooth would all be nice but im open to suggestions.

I am a power user so as fast as possible would be nice although im aware this is in contrary to the battery life request

there are just so many im lost

cheers


[FONT="Verdana"]Are you going to run it with Windows (2000/XP/Vista/7 Beta) or with Linux? In addition to that what is your present budget that you've set for purchasing this?

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]
#35
mikerj
If it's a Celeron-M then it really isn't faster.



It's great that it has sufficient power to run the operating system after a few patches, but most people want to run a few applications as well!


There are posts over at the HP 2133 Mini-Note User Community website & forum that show their members running multiple applications and utilities without any problems being encountered.

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:
banned#36
Is that a good choice to buy 2nd hand IBM X41 instead of buying this?
#37
komkritc
Is that a good choice to buy 2nd hand IBM X41 instead of buying this?


[FONT="Verdana"]It depends upon who your purchasing it from but also what the technical specifications will be for it i.e. memory, CPU, hard disk, etc, etc.

Listed below is a link to a review on the IBM X41 series notebook if it helps you out but generally its CPU will be more powerful than the CPU present within the HP 2133 Mini-Note netbook.

IBM ThinkPad X41 Review (Pics, Specs, etc)
http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=2362&review=ThinkPad+X41

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]
#38
gari189
There is a review of 14/15 netbooks below - NC10 is recommended but £300 - Acer Aspire one is the "best value" at over £200
http://www.pcpro.co.uk/labs/172/netbooks-from-115/introduction.html



cant find the acer for £200 bit for £250 it looks quite nice thanks.

by the way would these all run remote desktop ok?
#39
I was looking at these as my first choice but slow CPU was a bit of a concern now the drivers have been sorted out it would be my chosen net book if I hadn't been and got one of the Acer aspires. The build on 2133 unit is far better, so if you are hanging your nose over one and only want it to take on hols and surf the net then get one.
[helper]#40
Gavin01
cant find the acer for £200 bit for £250 it looks quite nice thanks.

by the way would these all run remote desktop ok?

Acer aspire one can be bought for £150 at Asda but only a few have them
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/318205/acer-aspire-one-aoa150-ab-netbook-w/

Online they are available from Amazon for £194
http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B001BZ4QWG/pr-electronics-21/ref=asc_df_B001BZ4QWG315693

or £190 at cdiscount
http://www.cdiscount.co.uk/Computing/LaptopsNetbooks/NetBooks/acer-aspire-one-a150aw-512/f-614-178420.html?refer=PRN&cm_mmc=PRN-_-Netbooks-_-NetBooks-_-Acer%20Aspire%20one%20a150aw-512 and you get 4% quidco

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