Friday, May 9, 2008

Mini PC

As most of you are aware, HP recently released their HP Mini-Note 2133 device. (Click here for press release.)

I recently had the opportunity to demo this device and thought I would share two cents on the device.

  • Cost - you can purchase a 2133 for around $700. This is approximately 70% of the standard laptop. Meaning you could purchase 7 Mini-Note 2133 devices for every 5 standard laptops.
  • Lightweight and durable case.
  • 2GB of RAM, 120GB HD - standard.
  • The keyboard is not full size. Also, the keys are flat making difficult to "touch type" proficiently.
  • The processor is a VIA C7-M ULV - non-Intel, so is this a concern? Maybe.
  • The battery drains rather quickly. (2 hours of use on a 3-cell battery.)
Overall - I give the HP Mini-Note 2133 a 7 out of 10. I believe these devices are a step in right direction towards the one-to-one initiatives many school districts are pursuing.


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