HP Compaq 2133 Mini-Notebook - Was £390.32 now 183.99 inc VAT @ Saverstore
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HP Compaq 2133 Mini-Notebook - Was £390.32 now 183.99 inc VAT @ Saverstore

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Found 29th Jan 2009Made hot 29th Jan 2009
Be gentle with me ... first post.

Thought this was a good bargain

HP Compaq 2133 Mini-Note VIA C7-M ULV Processor 1024M/120G 8.9" WXGA Linux Mini-Note PC

The HP 2133 Mini-Note PC is ideal for instructional use or general purpose business applications, the HP 2133 Mini-Note PC might be small in size (2.8 lb /1.27 kg and only 1.05 in/33 mm thin) but its big on usability, durability, and sleekness. Packed with an impressive combination of features, the HP 2133 Mini-Note PC offers you a full-function PC with the utmost mobility. The HP 2133 comes equipped with the productivity tools you need to conduct business efficiently on the go: 8.9-inch diagonal, scratch-resistant, WXGA display; 92% full-size, user-friendly QWERTY keyboard; ExpressCard/54 slot, integrated Secure Digital Reader, touchpad with scroll zone.

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It looks good but the processor lets it down compared to the AAO but it does have 1gb ram!!

I already have a AAO so wont go for it but its a decent price as it was over £300!!

HOT deal. Although I dont think it's actually been sold for the full £392 for a few months.

Three mobile are currently giving this netbook away free with a 1gb per month mobile braodband package for £20 per month which equals £480 over the length of the 2 yr contract.

INSTEAD...

Get this for £183.99 and get a 1gb per month dongle for £10 per month. Contracts vary but are less than the 24 month tie in that Three are offering! Even over the full 24 months, this would only cost £183+£240 = £423.00 saving you £57 minimum.

Just a thought for anyone considering it, becuase it does seem like a good offer on the face of it. Sorry, gone off on a bit of a sideline there!! ... Hot deal anyway!

This seems like a really good deal, anyone want to shoot me down in flames?

5.99 p&p

This is so much better than the other books for one thing, it has a greater screen resolution. Which is almost good enough reason to tempt me, but if it can barely play video, then there is not much point.

Would it run photoshop? Or Quake 2 for example? How is it with Word, Excel, etc?

Looks a good deal to me!
Tempted to get one, will wait to see what others say before i plunge in.

ought;4222043

Would it run photoshop? Or Quake 2 for example? How is it with Word, … Would it run photoshop? Or Quake 2 for example? How is it with Word, Excel, etc?



:whistling:

nice lappy...battery is less than 1 hour....................

Yes I just found out about battery.
Price you pay for a good screen resolution i suppose.

This is a good alternative direct.tesco.com/q/R…spx same price when code is applied. However less storage but a better processor + 4hrs Batt life.

It will KILL ALL other netbooks on build quality and keyboard and screen resolution.

However slow processor and battery life are a real letdown. As is sunlight legibility (not like we get any anyway).

Other than thats its an absolutely brilliant laptop.

Personally I'm waiting for a Dual Core NC10, with Nvidia graphics and a better resolution screen.

zermattbusby;4222220

This is a good alternative http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.204-8967.aspx same … This is a good alternative http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.204-8967.aspx same price when code is applied. However less storage but a better processor + 4hrs Batt life.



I had one of these but sold it. The keyboard was too small for my fingers and the screen has an awful viewing angle combined with hinges that won't let the screen go back far enough.

rash;4222264

It will KILL ALL other netbooks on build quality and keyboard and screen … It will KILL ALL other netbooks on build quality and keyboard and screen resolution.However slow processor and battery life are a real letdown. As is sunlight legibility (not like we get any anyway).Other than thats its an absolutely brilliant laptop.Personally I'm waiting for a Dual Core NC10, with Nvidia graphics and a better resolution screen.



I think the Dual Core Atom will only be used in small desktops (nettops).
Think you'll have to wait a while, netbooks don't need much horsepower and dedicated graphics.

1KG heavier than an EeePC, slower processor & a lot larger...see below.

http://www.netbux.de/wp-content/myfotos/april/2398356738_5ee8c096a0.jpg

I like the sound of it for build quality though...it's just getting into the "netbook vs. notebook" realms. I suppose you can't argue with it for the price (definitely better than the Dell IMHO).

It's a bit like an Alhpa...I don't know if I'd recommend it to someone, but I'd have it myself...so have some ever-so-slightly-hesitant heat from me.

If you need to use a netbook for movies and mp3 and web surfing then this is the best netbook around. The screen is the best and the pair of built in speakers are very loud and clear. I have Windows XP and Offce 2003 and the processor comfortably copes with all the above. I manage an average of 1.5 hours battery life and am contemplating buying the 6-cell battery (£40) that will extend battery life to 5 hours.

If your need is a workbook, then buy a NC10, biger screen, better battery. But the HP is the best playbook around and it's the best looking

ought;4222043

This is so much better than the other books for one thing, it has a … This is so much better than the other books for one thing, it has a greater screen resolution. Which is almost good enough reason to tempt me, but if it can barely play video, then there is not much point.Would it run photoshop? Or Quake 2 for example? How is it with Word, Excel, etc?



I've played Divx movies and connected an external USB DVD drive (does use 2 USB port though) and watched movies with problem. Office 2003 also runs smoothly without hitch

RyCha;4222756

but I'd have it myself...so have some ever-so-slightly-hesitant heat from … but I'd have it myself...so have some ever-so-slightly-hesitant heat from me.



That has to be the campest comment I have heard all week .....you Wazuck! :-D

OP does the 3% voucher still work?

eagle-i;4222867

If you need to use a netbook for movies and mp3 and web surfing then this … If you need to use a netbook for movies and mp3 and web surfing then this is the best netbook around..... I manage an average of 1.5 hours battery life......



Hmm! Seems to be a bit of a contradiction here seeing as many movies are over 90 minutes long ;-)

newsgroupmonkey;4223286

OP does the 3% voucher still work?



Yep just tried it total £185.00 inc del

Thanks for posting, good deal

Would anyone care to advise me of the cheapest laptop type computer around that will just be used for internet & email etc as we have our pc for main uses. Thanks in advance anyone!

logindetails;4223687

Hmm! Seems to be a bit of a contradiction here seeing as many movies are … Hmm! Seems to be a bit of a contradiction here seeing as many movies are over 90 minutes long ;-)



Usually watch movies plugged into the mains, hence thinking of getting the 6-cell battery for £40. Factor in the 5 hour battery, the total price is still only £230

Cashbackkings giving 3.5% according to cashback maximiser

rash;4222264

Personally I'm waiting for a Dual Core NC10, with Nvidia graphics and a … Personally I'm waiting for a Dual Core NC10, with Nvidia graphics and a better resolution screen.



You'll have a long wait, then. Intel will not allow its Atoms to be paired with Nvidia controller chips/gpus in netbooks.

I am wanting to get my daughter a net book but she will want to use a webcam for messenger. I am unsure if this would suit her or whether i should go for one that is Windows based. Any suggestions?

Pov;4224463

I am wanting to get my daughter a net book but she will want to use a … I am wanting to get my daughter a net book but she will want to use a webcam for messenger. I am unsure if this would suit her or whether i should go for one that is Windows based. Any suggestions?



Supposedly according to this....

ebuyer.com/pro…ews

you may get a Webcam.

If this is the case, it's not altogether likely that it will have drivers under Linux.

Well...

I'm currently typing from a HP2133 netbook... And other than the battery life it is great!

I took linux off it within about 8 hours use as the version it has on it is crippled, and chose to stick xp on it.

It definitely comes with a webcam built in - i've not seen a HP2133 without one. And the drivers work fine in xp - even if it is a little bit of effort to install all the drivers on it.

Follow the guides available to install xp sp3 - there are plenty out there

Best 190 quid i've spent in a LONG time.

RyCha;4222756

1KG heavier than an EeePC, slower processor & a lot larger...see below.



That's the original 7" screen EEEPC so it's a stupid comparison.

The quality on these is head and shoulders above other Netbooks, they're metal (not plastic), the keyboard isn't just better (even than the NC10s) - it's better than some laptops! The screen is 8.9" against an NC10s 10.2" but it's 1280*768 instead of the 1024*600 most netbooks run which means it's technically 'HD' even

There's plenty of advice for them at hp2133guide.com/ - they take XP as easily as other Netbooks (and have more memory as standard) etc.

Downside is the CPU which is (in raw maths terms) half the speed of an Atom - and the battery life - but if those don't concern you this is a WAY better quality machine than the AAO ESPECIALLY if you plan on typing much

p.s. You can buy a 6cell battery for one of these (double the life) but they ain't cheap. HP Originals are around £100! - Chinese clones around £45-55

Not bad

mx-3;4222098

nice lappy...battery is less than 1 hour....................



I have it, and it lasts 2 hours with the 3 cell battery that is included. You can get a 6 cell battery pack.

It's a good laptop, the only slow thing is the CPU which isn't as fast as a 1.6 GHz Atom (but faster than the 600MHz Celeron in the original EeePC), and if you use Chrome instead of IE you'll never notice.

newsgroupmonkey;4224813

Supposedly according to … Supposedly according to this....http://www.ebuyer.com/product/145008/show_product_reviewsyou may get a Webcam.If this is the case, it's not altogether likely that it will have drivers under Linux.



Yeah, it has a webcam, and it works under Linux, even if you install a different Linux.

What doesn't work if you install a different Linux is the microphone. However other people have got it working.

I think that installing a spare Windows XP on would be adequate for the OP.

No-one yet seems to have mentioned the riskiness of this particular retailer....are they not still under a cloud?

therealjohnpeat;4225264

That's the original 7" screen EEEPC so it's a stupid comparison.



Hold your critical horses there mate...there is only millimetres difference in the overall form factor of the early 7" and later 8.9" Eee models...the 7 inch just had a larger inner bezel taking up the space.

I did actually comment that I liked the sound of the better build quality on the HP, however...who in their right mind (given the choice) would opt for a metal brick that (i) weighs nearly twice the competition, (ii) is only half as powerful, and (iii) has a quarter or fifth of the battery life!!!

Looking for a small laptop. I need the internet(something wireless), and somewhere to hold my photos essentially. Not the saviest though and if the screen is far to small then i have my concerns.

Could somebody please give me revies on how they find the size.

& could somebody kindly post the link for the 3% discount and any cashback affiliate links. It would be ever so appreciated.

This is much appreciated. I am typing this on my Mums HP G60 which is a little to expensive for me.

This is my first post ever, very keen on this but need to be sure.

pazza2000;4226441

Looking for a small laptop. I need the internet(something wireless), and … Looking for a small laptop. I need the internet(something wireless), and somewhere to hold my photos essentially. Not the saviest though and if the screen is far to small then i have my concerns.Could somebody please give me revies on how they find the size.& could somebody kindly post the link for the 3% discount and any cashback affiliate links. It would be ever so appreciated. This is much appreciated. I am typing this on my Mums HP G60 which is a little to expensive for me.This is my first post ever, very keen on this but need to be sure.



Like I mentioned with my previous first ever post - Best 190 quid I have spent in a long time. I browse from it regularly and it's no real slouch for general internet and office use. Not to mention that if you like emulated SNES games... It's great for making peoples heads turn when they see you sat with a ps3 controller enabled via the onboard built in bluetooth playing street fighter 2 alpha through snes9x on the train!

Ok im sold. Dont need it for games although the rest if the specs suit. Just the size was my concern in terms of internet use. How can i get the cashback / voucher discount??

Thanks

Good find. Thanks op. Will prob buy tomorrow.

RyCha;4226219

who in their right mind (given the choice) would opt for a metal brick … who in their right mind (given the choice) would opt for a metal brick that (i) weighs nearly twice the competition, (ii) is only half as powerful, and (iii) has a quarter or fifth of the battery life!!!


It's not like it's suddenly become a deadweight and the build quality on some EEEPCs and AAOs is SHOCKING so some people might like something better made for a small weight penality...

"Half as powerful" is a nonsense statement - mathematically the CPU is around half the power but in reality it's nowhere near that bad and only a total geek/idiot would base their choice on something so ****/irrelevant.

"quarter of fifth of the battery life" is where you really start to sound like an pillock - the 3cell in an HP2133 has about the same life as the standard batteries in EEEs and AAOs - around 120mins of average use - only the NC10 comes with a better battery 'as standard' - so you really need to stop talking nonsense about that

You have to stop

a) assuming everyone's needs are your needs
b) assuming there's a "best" of everything for everyone

If it was't for the lack of a reasonably priced 4hour+ battery option I'd own an HP2133 - the quality, screen and keyboard sell it to me REALLY well - as it is I'll be sticking with the NC10 a while longer...

pazza2000;4226441

This is my first post ever, very keen on this but need to be sure.



Order one from somewhere reputable (like eBuyer) and if you don't like it, return it under the Distance Selling Act (within 7 days of receipt) for a refund (less postage) - does that help you choose?

where can you get a cheap battery from?

mumbojumbo;4227603

6-cell 5200mAh battery for … 6-cell 5200mAh battery for £43.06:http://www.batterybud.co.uk/proddetail.asp?prod=CS%2DHP2133HB%5F6318Put yer money where yer mouth is? ;-)



Nice price - best I'd done upto now was a bit over £50.

Problem is I've been bitten by 'clone' batteries before - I've seen too many in laptops which will not fully charge/discharge randomly and/or generally perform so badly as to be worse than useless (and yes, in one case I had one catch fire!!)

Have you used BatteryBud before? - would you recommend them? ?

At least they appear to be UK based which takes some of the risk out of this...

I do have a buyer for my NC10 tho - I was going to get myself something a bit better/larger but mainly down to a need for a better keyboard so you never know
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