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