VaKo Posted September 2, 2008 Share Posted September 2, 2008 This is the utterly gorgeous HP Mini-Note 2133, a netbook for grown-ups. I'm really tempted to get one simply because of the looks, the fact that its made from metal, has a 92% full sized keyboard, gives me the option of running vista (although i really want to try FreeBSD) and has a 1280 x 768 screen (8.9"). Its only about 50£ more than a EEE PC 901 20GB, which I'm also considering. The only problem is that it has a Via C7 processor, which isn't that nippy according to the reviews. Ideally I'd like the 1.6GHz version but HP in there wisdom have deemed that the UK shall only get 1.2GHz, which is even slower than the ones that got poor performance in reviews. But then I read comments from people who actually own them and say that in reality, while its not got much poke, its fine for every day tasks. Then there is the EEE PC 901, which comes with a 20GB SSD and Atom processor, but far more utilitarian in form than the HP. And the Aspire One which Darren recently reviewed. But mainly I'm wondering if anyone here has one or has played with one? What are your thoughts? Wait for a VIA Nano or Intel Atom version or is it fine the way it is? How does it compare to a Atom based system like the recent Asus, MSI or Acer models? I know that performance wise whatever i get for £350 is going to be on par with my 3 year old Dell and Thinkpad, but its the size and form factor thats more appealing. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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