While CES 2009 is around the corner, we are going to watch some major upgradations in gadget world in the upcoming days. But HP is interested in silently upgrading its current netbook series. While every one was expecting something good in the Mini 1000 series at CES 2009, HP brought some minor changes in its old 2133 series before the real action comes in.According to HP this release is basically focused at business class. The Via processor which was found in predecessors (Mini-Note 2100) has been dropped and has been replaced by (The name striking your mind here is correct) the Intel Atom N270 1.6 Ghz. It will have a choice of 80GB and 160GB on-board Hard Drive. No taste of SSD here (I really can’t digest a netbook aimed at business class without Solid State Drive). Packed with a 10.1” inch screen, it will be available in two resolutions 1366 x 768 and 1024 x 567. The resolutions are bit wider as compared to netbooks of other brands (1024 x 768), offering a mini HD experience perfect for viewing Youtube HD Videos. The rest of the configuration remains the same as of the previous Hp Mini 2133.
The keyboard has been enhanced and is of 92% the size of a full-size QWERTY keyboard which is already found in Mini 1000 series. The problem with mouse buttons remains the same, they are placed on either side of the touch-pad which is not found very comfortable while the actual use. All HP did with mouse buttons in this release is they have rubberized the buttons thus reducing the annoyance a little less than before.
On the other hand, Acer recently solved this same problem in their new release of Acer Aspire One. It sports the same ports found in the mini-note 2133 – a VGA out, two USB ports (at different sides – problematic), basic 3.5mm audio and microphone jacks. The basic model starts at $499 reaching up to a maximum of $629. Overall the HP mini-note 2140 looks like what Hp Mini 1000 will turn out in near future.
Though I had a very bad experience with HP Tx1000 tablet, I still tried to keep a good image of the company. But with such releases, HP is making no way for its future and customer satisfaction is the thing which is nowhere found in the priority list of the company.
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