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HP 2133 Mini Note / 8.9 WXGA / 1GB / 120GB HDD / Linux / Bluetooth / Webbook PC £149.99 @ MISCO + QUIDCO
HP 2133 Mini Note / 8.9 WXGA / 1GB / 120GB HDD / Linux / Bluetooth / Webbook PC £149.99 @ MISCO + QUIDCO

HP 2133 Mini Note / 8.9 WXGA / 1GB / 120GB HDD / Linux / Bluetooth / Webbook PC £149.99 @ MISCO + QUIDCO

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P 2133 Mini Note / 8.9 WXGA / 1GB / 120GB HDD / Linux / Bluetooth / Webbook PC Refurb

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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.
Features

* VIA C7®-M ULV Processor Technology
* 1GB DDR2 RAM / 120GB Hard Disc Drive
* Linux OS
* Intel® Wireless LAN 802.11b/g mini-pci card and Bluetooth / VGA Webcam
* Vista Home Basic Compatible

Specifications
Product Description HP 2133 Mini Note / 8.9 WXGA / 1GB / 120GB HDD / Linux / Bluetooth / Webbook PC Refurb
Processor 1 x VIA C7®-M ULV Processor Technology, 1.2 GHz, 128 KB L2 cache
Hard Drive 120 GB - Serial ATA-150 - 5400 rpm
Networking Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, Bluetooth
RAM 1GB (installed) / 2GB (max) - DDR II SDRAM(1024x1)
Graphics Controller VIA Chrome9
Built-in Devices Stereo speakers, Wireless LAN Aerial, Bluetooth Aerial, Webcam and Integrated Mic
Display 8.9" WXGA TFT(1280 x 768)
Optical Storage None
OS Provided Linux OS
Dimensions (WxDxH) 33 x 270 x 165 mm
Weight 1.2kg
Manufacturer Warranty 3 Month

30 Comments

cheap

It's fairly cheap (even for a refurb) but how does that Via C7 stack up?

Banned

slow:thinking:

Including delivery?

i had the 2133.the chassis of this netbook and build quality is fantastic. Best netbook ive used ,keyboard etc.

But the via processor is a massive let down,struggles with youtube video's i found and general processing.Mine came with vista which was pulled straight away for xp which was better.unsure with 7 tho?

I now have a compaq 702,hp mini 1000 netbook and is miles better.Casing is better on the 2133 but general use the new netbook is so much better to use.

One thing,the screen is great on the 2133 as can support higher resolutions than most netbooks of its release date inc my new mini 1000

Review:
reviews.cnet.co.uk/lap…htm

I suspect you need to have all the low-res/low bandwidth versions of websites loaded on this considering all the reports of speed.

Yeah, it's such a shame they went with that Via processor as it's such a nice netbook in every other area. I've used one of these a couple of times and was really shocked how slow it was using XP, sadly really can't recommend it.

For that matter, I'd hold off on any Netbook purchase for a month or two if you can. There's going to be a whole wave of new products coming out mid-January with the new Atom processor and there's a few chipset updates on the horizon too. Even if you're not interested in the new tech prices on the older stuff should drop to clear stock so there's likely to be some real bargains around just after Christmas.

Original Poster

ro888;7137982

Including delivery?



Usually a couple of quid for delivery, but this should be balanced out by the Quidco..

Quidco @ 4.5%

[FONT=Verdana]Via a previous thread I put together a list of a links to device drivers, guides, review and user communities which can be found through the following link.

Consolidated HP Mini-Note 2133 Resources
hotukdeals.com/ite…=23

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:
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coupedummy;7138054

i had the 2133.the chassis of this netbook and build quality is … i had the 2133.the chassis of this netbook and build quality is fantastic. Best netbook ive used ,keyboard etc.But the via processor is a massive let down,struggles with youtube video's i found and general processing.Mine came with vista which was pulled straight away for xp which was better.unsure with 7 tho?I now have a compaq 702,hp mini 1000 netbook and is miles better.Casing is better on the 2133 but general use the new netbook is so much better to use.One thing,the screen is great on the 2133 as can support higher resolutions than most netbooks of its release date inc my new mini 1000



[FONT=Verdana]The latest VIA Graphics device drivers and the Flash Beta Player do provide an increase performance on the HP Mini-Note 2133.

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]

Performance issues relate to the Windows Vista model, but under Unix it runs at a surprising pace.

One of the best built netbooks. If you are looking for build quality, this can't be beaten. Good price too, bearing in mind it was over £250 not that long ago. If Linux is a problem, it's easy enough to install Windows XP of Window 7 Starter.

H&R added

It seems those netbook manufacturers are trying to clear the stock before launching the next generation atom platform. So, it's expecting more good deals are coming near the X'mas.

i had one of these last year, build quality and finish is fantastic. it is a gorgeous netbook

my only gripe is the processor, the itel atom is faster. with more memory it would be better though. fantastic price though

edit: it looks like this is a refurb as you get 3 months warranty

still voting hot though

if only, if only....hp are good at 'almost' products

The Via proccessor would put me off this one but then I did manage to get one of the Acer Aspire One's for the same price when they ofloaded them so am probably a bit biased. This is muche better value for money then the Windows CE netbooks that have been making an appearence here recently. much better off spending the extra £50 on one of these

Some of these gripes about the CPU are a little OTT with a bit of love and care these are pretty good machines. As had been stated the build quality is amazing and the keys are almost full sized too.

I did a quick mod on mine where the 2 vents are if you remove the mesh behind the grill it REALLY improves cooling and makes things a little quiter and occassionally I think the CPU a little more snappy. Oh the cooler interface is that awful blu-tak stuff so get shot of that and replace. They're relatively easy to take apart and put back together and a few mods are well worth the effort and with a little care you can remove those grills without taking it to bits!

You REALLY need to tweak Windows to get the best out of it, turn off the fluff in XP (7 would be interesting for sure might try it sometime...) get the newest drivers again as has been stated.

I got the 6 cell battery with mine and it goes on FOREVER lol.

Hi

I wondered if anyone could help - i did post a deal request but need a bit of help.

Anyone point me in the direction of a netbook suitable for an 8 year old who wants to mainly websurf play online disney games etc and maybe use word, powerpoint - am i right in thinking you dont get netbooks with cd/dvd drives?

I dont really want to spend more the £250 and pink would be helpful.

Sorry if im not supposed to ask here!!!:oops:

From what I've heard the processor is complete rubbish compared to the Atoms. Unsure if it could even run XP satisfactorially.

Good price for a netbook, but if you can afford the extra £50 odd to get one with an Atom processor I would definitely recommend it (but make sure you get one with at least 1GB RAM!)



Rich44;7139765

You REALLY need to tweak Windows to get the best out of it, turn off the … You REALLY need to tweak Windows to get the best out of it, turn off the fluff in XP (7 would be interesting for sure might try it sometime...) get the newest drivers again as has been stated.



From what I have read online, Windows 7 runs marginally slower on a netbook than XP does. However, it is marginal - barely noticeable and the extra features and eye candy are certainly worth it. If this netbook struggles a bit with XP, I wouldn't recommend putting 7 on it, though I agree it would be an interesting experiment.

minicoups3;7139974

Hi I wondered if anyone could help - i did post a deal request but need a … Hi I wondered if anyone could help - i did post a deal request but need a bit of help.Anyone point me in the direction of a netbook suitable for an 8 year old who wants to mainly websurf play online disney games etc and maybe use word, powerpoint - am i right in thinking you dont get netbooks with cd/dvd drives?I dont really want to spend more the £250 and pink would be helpful.Sorry if im not supposed to ask here!!!:oops:



Netbooks are basically slimmed down laptops - they usually have less processing power, smaller batteries, smaller screens and lack cdrom/dvd drives to cut down the weight...

If its one that will be used frequently and portability is not an issue - I think you may be better off with a larger netbook or small laptop. You can get a full size laptop from £299 from Dixons so I'm sure if you shop around you may find one nearer £250.....

or there is this one
misco.co.uk/app…869
This is just an example - best to look around.....

minicoups3;7139974

Hi I wondered if anyone could help - i did post a deal request but need a … Hi I wondered if anyone could help - i did post a deal request but need a bit of help.Anyone point me in the direction of a netbook suitable for an 8 year old who wants to mainly websurf play online disney games etc and maybe use word, powerpoint - am i right in thinking you dont get netbooks with cd/dvd drives?I dont really want to spend more the £250 and pink would be helpful.


I suspect many of the "online disney games etc." will be Flash-based, and as such a Netbook isn't really a good idea. The Atom chips are an order of magnitude slower than modern processors, and aren't suited to CPU-heavy tasks like Flash.

Netbooks are built with portability in mind - for general home use, you'll be better off with a Laptop. The dual-core Acer in the post above - misco.co.uk/app…869 - is keenly priced, but be sure to pickup an additional 1GB stick to make the most of it - misco.co.uk/app…216 will do fine.

minicoups3;7139974

Hi I wondered if anyone could help - i did post a deal request but need a … Hi I wondered if anyone could help - i did post a deal request but need a bit of help.Anyone point me in the direction of a netbook suitable for an 8 year old who wants to mainly websurf play online disney games etc and maybe use word, powerpoint - am i right in thinking you dont get netbooks with cd/dvd drives?I dont really want to spend more the £250 and pink would be helpful.Sorry if im not supposed to ask here!!!:oops:



The only thing you should be sorry about is buying a pink laptop you shirt lifter lmao..just kidding...:whistling:

If you buy a pink laptop your reducing your chances of selling it off later on if you ask me ;-)

Ive had one of these in the past and agree with other posters here the build quality is fantastic and the keyboard is excellent to use.

Upgraded mine to 2gb and ran windows XP ok'ish, was still quite sluggish but did what it needed to.

My main issue with it was the resolution, it does allow for good screen real estate but i struggled with the text size (although that could just be my dodgy eye sight) and that was my main reason for selling it.

voted hot tho as its a good deal for a very well built machine

bma1445;7137963

It's fairly cheap (even for a refurb) but how does that Via C7 stack up?



Via C7 is horrible.

daniel_r;7140819

Upgraded mine to 2gb and ran windows XP ok'ish, was still quite sluggish … Upgraded mine to 2gb and ran windows XP ok'ish, was still quite sluggish but did what it needed to.



Agree completely. It's no Atom!

can u put the google os on this as linus doesnt work with o2 mobile broadbands

via c7? refurbished? no way... would rather pay another 100 for a samsung nc10...

ehe12;7148194

via c7? refurbished? no way... would rather pay another 100 for a samsung … via c7? refurbished? no way... would rather pay another 100 for a samsung nc10...



[FONT=Verdana]But if your stuck on a budget it is a netbook to consider (especially in the current financial climate)...I've seen these still being used out there without any major problems at several client sites & a fellow contractor swears by them.

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]

excellent deal

[FONT=Verdana]I've asked the moderators to expire this deal thread as they are no longer available from the reseller - I had phoned them today to clarify this (was looking to get a quote for two dozen of them for a fellow contractor).

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:
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