First initiative to date HP segment netbook, these ultraportables price floor such as Asus Eee PC or Wind MSI, the Mini-Note 2133 will be entering the market in late August or early September, we confirmed this morning the world number one PC. The configuration "standard" will share beautiful storage, with a hard disk of 120 GB, for a price of $749 TTC. At this price, the user finds therefore within the chassis by 8.9 inches (from 1280 x 600 pixels) VIA C7M processor clocked at 1.6 GHz, 1 GB of RAM, a circuit graph Chrome VIA an 802.11g WiFi, Bluetooth 2.0, a webcam and a Linux operating system, epitomized by the SuSE distribution of Novell.
By default, a three battery cells, sufficient to ensure autonomy, theoretical, 2:30, will be provided, but the user can opt for a model six cells, ensuring 4:30 in operating. "The idea is really to offer a PC card," says the head of product public HP. Thus, other configurations should they see the day: module Flash memory instead of hard disk (4 or 8 GB), or choice system Windows Vista in its basic version.
A quick tutorial will discover that Windows Vista is actually working on the Mini-Note 2133, but the performance will suffer heavily from time starter launch applications, the processor VIA clearly acknowledge some shortcomings, and Windows XP appears much more appropriate for a machine of this type. In commercial terms, this option seems not planned.
Although the Mini-Note is already available in Asia, in addition to Atlantic and in both markets "test" chosen for Europe, namely Germany and England, 2133 will happen in France and therefore the returned, several months after qu'Asus or MSI have launched their models 8.9 or 10.2 inches competitors. HP, however, put on possible configuration, and the quality of finishing his product to impose its netbook. The manufacturer also aims to position both as a product general public as a machine for professionals nomads.