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Hewlett-Packard (HP) has confirmed that it’ll soon give birth to the 2133 Mini-Note’s baby brother, a cheaper alternative to recently unveiled machine. HP 2133 Mini-Note HP's original 2133 Mini-Note At an HP launch eairlier this week, Jerel Chong, HP Australia’s Market Development Manager for Notebook PCs, said that: “From …

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  1. Neil Porter
    Coat

    Packaging?

    But how big is the box? ;O)

  2. pimlicosound

    Doesn't bode well

    The 2133 was too slow to begin with. Let's hope they don't scale back the performance even more in the cost-cutting process.

  3. Joe Cincotta

    2133 is barely in the budget category

    Not a bad thing - mind you - but the 2133 sports pretty much everything required to make it a full ultra portable notebook sans decent CPU.

    If there were a (slightly) pimped version of the 2133 with an SSD, max 4GB Ram option and a C2D T8xxx or T9xxx it would be a killer in the ultraportable space and still be much more affordable than Sony, Lenovo or any other players - completely disruptive strategy.

    Meanwhile, this is actually the problem with this notebook - its TOO GOOD for the market which it targets. HP realize this partof the equation and will now manufacture a 2033 (or 2132 or somesuch variation) out or recycled garbage and the like.

    Meanwhile - HP are still sitting on a cult-maker of a machine with the 2133, akin to the TC1100 series of tablets which STILL TODAY has a cult following of loyal users (actually, HP can thank Compaq for that - but all the same...). So expect interesting things once the 2133 baby brother is released because it will probably mean a change for the next rev of the 2133 also.

  4. David Gosnell

    Via Nano

    If they dropped in the Via Nano processor (directly compatible with the crappy C7 used), either of these siblings could be a killer. Here's hoping...

  5. Joe Cincotta

    typos fixed... please update original comment.

    Not a bad thing - mind you - but the 2133 sports pretty much everything required to make it a full ultra portable notebook sans decent CPU.

    If there were a (slightly) pimped version of the 2133 with an SSD, max 4GB Ram option and a C2D T8xxx or T9xxx it would be a killer in the ultraportable space and still be much more affordable than Sony, Lenovo or any other players - which is a completely disruptive strategy.

    Meanwhile, this is actually the problem with this notebook - its TOO GOOD for the market which it targets. HP realize this part of the equation and will now manufacture a 2033 (or 2132 or some such numeric variation) out of recycled garbage and the like.

    Meanwhile - HP are still sitting on a cult-maker of a machine with the 2133, akin to the TC1100 series of tablets which STILL TODAY have a cult following of loyal users (actually, HP can thank Compaq for that - but all the same...).

    So expect interesting things once the 2133 baby brother is released since it will probably also mean a big change for the next rev of the 2133.

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