HP Mini-Note news aplenty: lower res screen, cheaper prices, new model discovered

Posted on 27 October 2008 by



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It has been a busy week for the HP Mini-Note [Portal page]. Following in the trail of the Eee PC dropping to $299 in retail stores, Liliputing shows us that the HP Mini-Note 2133 can now be bought for $299 from Amazon.

The biggest news is that it looks like HP is reading a new Mini-Note model. The HP Mini-Note 1000 is reportedly going to have a 10" screen (larger than the 2133’s 8.9" screen), weigh 2.25 pounds, and be less than 1" thin. Images that have been discovered show the HP Mini-Note 1000 with a black color rather than the 2133’s silver, possibly showing us that it is made from plastic this time around rather than aluminum. The real question will come down to the system that powers the Mini-Note 1000. Will they move from the C7-M to Intel’s Atom, or possibly use VIA’s Nano? Time will certainly tell.

Additionally, it appears as though the 2133 can be found equipped with a 1024×600 resolution, as opposed to its launch resolution of 1280×768. Brad from Liliputing warns people to be wary of the model they are purchasing so they don’t end up with a resolution that they didn’t want. Here is his list of models that have a 1024×600 screen (all others should be 1280×768):

  • KS103UT - $599 with a 1.6GHz VIA C7-M CPU, 2GB of RAM, 120GB 5400rpm HDD, 802.11b/g WiFi, and Windows Vista Home Basic
  • KS106UT – $649 with a 1.6GHz VIA C7-M CPU, 2GB of RAM, 120GB 7200rpm HDD, 802.11a/b/g/draft-n WiFi, Bluetooth, SUSE Linuse Enterprise Desktop
  • KS105UT – $679 with a 1.6GHz VIA C7-M CPU, 2G of RAM, 120GB 5400rpm HDD, 802.11a/b/g WiFi, Bluetooth, Windows Vista Business with optional Windows XP downgrade

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11 Comments For This Post

  1. BigMuzzy says:

    Atom showtime :)

  2. Hanzo says:

    It will be Atom-based, according to a HP related reseller who have already seen it.

  3. Kola says:

    Low res screen has LED backlight opposite CCFL on hi-res models, so its more energy efficient.

  4. erik says:

    @Hanzo Thanks for this Info.

  5. Jenn says:

    Hmm. I think the 1024 x 600 models have been around for a few months now. I bought one from Fry’s last month and the guy working there said he had never seen any other configuration. It’s a different configuration than the ones listed above, though, as the CPU is only 1.2GHz. The model number is FT268UA, which has everything the KS103UT has (including the price) except for the faster processor. It doesn’t make sense that they’re priced the same, but the FT268UA was the only one Fry’s seems to carry in stores.

  6. turn.self.off says:

    am i reading this right, the linux one is the one with the most bang for the buck?!

  7. Brilo says:

    so a lower rez screen, plastic, Atom, it now sounds like every other netbook on the market.

    “Low res screen has LED backlight opposite CCFL on hi-res models, so its more energy efficient.”

    thats not really an excuse, any rez screen can have LED.

  8. Artthur says:

    VIA Embedded at ESC Boston 2008
    28-29, October, 2008
    Come and experience the latest Nano CPU with multimedia graphic performance.

    Be that fortuity ?

    NO :o)

  9. REMF says:

    you missed half the story.

    there is not one, but two new HP netbooks due out soon.

    1. a plastic/Atom consumer netbook with a silly painjob
    2. a refresh of the business oriented mininote 2133

    #
    therefore it looks like the business oriented 2133 with its hi-res screen and alu shell will survive, makes sense since HP have cornered the business/education netbook market already, why give it up?

    the biggest question is whether the 2133 update will stick with Via, moving to the Nano processor, and which chipset will it use? nvidia MCP79 ulv anyone………………

    HP have three choices with the refresh mininote 2133 assuming they stick with Via CPU’s:

    1. keep the same terrible integrated Via chipset
    2. use a Via chipset with the new S3 400 ULP GPU for netbooks
    3. use the nVidia MCP79 ulv integrated chipset as found in the new MBA

    I wonder which it will be?

  10. BigMuzzy says:

    In fact there will be more than two nem products…

    And the 2133 has nothing to do with the new HP Mini…

    About this new product and it’s different models you can read all here: http://www.hp.com/go/mini

    There will be the black one, with the choices of 8,9″ or 10″, windows or linux, and there will be the pink one :)

    have fun!

    ps: 3 cell battery… 6 cell may be available later as an accessory.

    BigMuzzy Reply:

    forgot to add the jkk review: http://www.jkontherun.com/2008/10/jkontherun–han.html :)

    turn.self.off Reply:

    jkontherun.com != jkkmobile.com ;)

  11. ollie says:

    has any body had any problems with there screen cracking when opening there hp 110 net book

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