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2009 January | HP Mini Note PC Blog

Monthly Archive for January, 2009

The HP 2133 mini note (real) successor arrives

Frankly, I was very disappointed when HP introduced the HP 1000 netbook series. I felt the HP 2133 mini note was a sturdier, more attractive netbook and that HP had decided to forsake many of the features that made the HP 2133 mini note such a great little machine. From today’s posting at Engadget, it looks like HP have built the real successor to the HP2133, the HP2140. Same great keyboard, design and shell, better processor (Intel Atom N270) but a lower resolution screen (1024 x 576). Both Computer Shopper and Laptop Magazine love it. I really hope my mini note accessories (especially the batteries) work with this new machine.

HP 2140 image

Accessories for the HP Mini note

This holiday I spent most of my holiday disposable income on accessories for my HP mini note. Here’s what I bought (with links). I’ll write a more in-depth review of each accessory over the next few posts.

Kensington 120-Watt Notebook AC/DC Power Adapter - Purchased from Circuity City, on sale around Thanksgiving for $59.99 (regular price $149.99). This thin and light power supply comes with multiple tips and supports both my mini note and my work laptop (an IBM t60 thinkpad). It also works in cars and planes (adapters included).

Samsung External 8x DVD Drive - Purchased from Newegg before the Christmas holiday for $59.99. This external DVD does not require an external power supply and runs directly from the mini note’s powered USB port.

Buffalo 500gb Ministation Turbo external Hard Drive - Purchased from Fry’s Electronics for $124.99. Link to product on Amazon. This compact 2.5 inch hd drive comes in a shock resistant chassis with a convenient built in cable.

Tucano Neoprene 9″ Sleeve - Purchased from Fry’s Electronics for $19.99. Link to product on Amazon. Fits the HP mini note very well.

Tucano Neoprene Cable Pouch - A matching cable pouch for my mini note accessories. Link to product on Amazon. I bought the case in a steel grey color. This was a really good deal at Fry’s electronics, who had them on clearance for just $3.99.

Finally, I bought a great pack of casual games for entertainment whilst traveling. The mumbojumbo game pack includes 6 puzzle type games, each with great graphics that run perfectly on my 1.0ghz machine (with upgraded RAM). I’d recommend them to everyone.