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HP Mini 2140

HP 2140 Mini-Note PC
Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
Type Subnotebook/Netbook
Media Card reader: SD, SDHC and MMC
Operating system SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, FreeDOS, Windows Vista and Windows XP[1]
Power 3-cell (28 WHr) or 6-cell (55 WHr) high capacity lithium-ion battery
CPU Intel Atom N270 (1.6 GHz, 512 KB L2 cache, 533 MHz FSB)
Memory 1024 MB or 2048 MB 800 MHz DDR2 SDRAM SODIMM; single module
Storage Depending on the customer's choice:
Display 10.1 in (diagonal) scratch-resistant LED display (1024×576 or 1366×768), Intel GMA 950[1]
Input Keyboard, touchpad and stereo microphone
Camera Integrated webcam (640×480 output) in screen bezel
Touchpad Touchpad with scroll zone, two soft-touch buttons and a toggle button
Connectivity
Dimensions 261.4 mm × 166.2 mm × 26.7 mm 10.30 in × 6.54 in × 1.05 in
Weight 1.19 kg (2.6 lb)
Predecessor HP 2133 Mini-Note PC
Related articles HP Mini 1000

The HP Mini-Note 2140 is a netbook produced by Hewlett-Packard. It is an update to the HP 2133 Mini-Note PC which was announced in early January 2009.

Details

The new components are a 1.6 GHz single-core Intel Atom processor, a 10.2-inch "standard definition" or "high definition" (1024×576 or 1366×768 pixel) LED-backlit LCD display (with a glass cover and acrylic coating), an Intel GMA 950 graphics adapter, and a 160GB HDD (5400 or 7200rpm) or 80GB solid-state drive. Operating systems available are similar to those for the Mini-Note 2133: SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, FreeDOS, Windows Vista (Home Basic or Business), Windows XP Home (only on 1GB RAM models) or Professional (through downgrade rights from Vista Business).[1]

Its features, accessories and appearance are otherwise identical to the HP 2133, however HP predict that the new processor and screen will give it up to 8.5 hours of run time on the 6-cell battery. A docking station will be made available. The updated machine was initially available in various configurations with prices starting at $499USD for a system with the "standard definition" display, hard disk drive, 1GB of RAM, and 3-cell battery, without Bluetooth or 802.11n support, running Windows XP Home.[2][3]

HP Mini 2140 now appears to be a discontinued product. HP Mini 2150 is contemplated and was scheduled to launch in June 2009.

Reception

A review by Laptop Magazine (of a system with a 1024×576 pixel display and 2GB of RAM running Windows XP) has complimented HP for addressing common criticisms of the earlier model. The reviewer notes that the Mini 2140 produced much less heat, although the underside did become warm, and had much improved battery life compared to the Mini-Note 2133. Their system continuously loaded websites for 3 hours and 32 minutes on the small 3-cell battery, and 7 hours and 19 minutes on the larger 6-cell battery. However, the reviewer chided HP for the low resolution display which showed approximately "two lines" less than netbooks with 1024×600 pixel displays. Otherwise, praises and criticisms of the 2140 were similar to those for the 2133. The magazine gave the system their "Editor's Choice" award.[4]

Similar products from HP

A new HP notebook similar in appearance to the Mini-Note, called the "Digital Clutch", was unveiled in October 2008, with a launch expected for December that year.[5] The small pink computer is a collaboration with fashion designer Vivienne Tam, and has a 10-inch screen, a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom processor, 1GB of RAM, and an 80GB hard disk drive. A few days later, a black notebook of otherwise similar appearance called the "HP Mini 1000" was informally revealed by a banner on the company's store, and officially announced on the 29 October 2008. Unlike the 2133, this device is meant for the home market.

References

  1. ^ a b c "QuickSpecs: HP 2140 Mini-Note PC".  
  2. ^ "HP Mini 2140 Notebook PC".  
  3. ^ "HP updates Mini 2x netbooks with Atom, 10in LCD". Electronista. Retrieved 2012-07-24. 
  4. ^ "HP Mini 2140 - Review of the HP Mini 2140". Laptopmag.com. 2009-01-06. Retrieved 2012-07-24. 
  5. ^ Murph, Darren (2008-10-28). "HP's Vivienne Tam Edition netbook gets real, coming this December".  

External links

  • Official Site
  • "HP netbook boasts homegrown Linux distro". Archived from the original on 2013-01-04. 
  • HP Mini 1000 at WikiSpecs - Detailed Specification
  • HP Mini 2140 Laptop articles
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