HP's US online store has revealed that company's Mini-Note line is due to expanded - or condensed - with a new model, the Mini 1000. An ad for the Mini 1000 appeared on the site over the weekend, though it now seems to have been pulled. Screengrabs of the banner reveal not only the machine's name but also that it's less than …
"Mini-Note 2133 ... priced at $400"
Now in fact as little as $299 stateside as widely reported at the weekend, obviously not remotely reflected in UK pricing.
HP 2133 model code
is a logical extension of the 21MX line which started with HP's first computer, the 2116A.
Pity they lost the PDP-8 based 16 bit architecture along the way.
Come back HP1000 - all is forgiven!
Now if they've managed to squeeze the computational power of the 21MX-F series with a couple of 7906 disk drives into a pocket sized jobbie then it's a leap forward in quantum mechanics. Must be up to RTE-799 by now.
I'll be along to do the site survey shortly.
Paris because she's looking a bit shagged. Out now.