HP Replaces Mini Note 2133 with Mini 2140

On the heels of releasing its Mini 1000, HP has gone ahead and updated its Mini family with the 2140. Swapping out the VIA processor in its Mini-Note 2133 for the popular Intel Atom solution as well as increased the screen size to 10-inches (and brought down the screen resolution to 1024 x  576) the new Mini 2140 will replace the original HP Mini-Note. Check out our full review and video of the Mini 2140 which snagged an Editors' Choice  award. As you will see it is a seriously solid netbook for the mobile professional with a sturdy build, solid performance and 7 plus hours of battery life. The Mini 2140 maintains the same all-aluminum chassis as the Mini-Note 2133. Its hinges are extra durable and its hard drive is protected by an accelerometer. However, KOing all other netbooks is its 92 percent of full-size QWERTY keyboard. The keys feel like heaven with their DuraKey coating. Similar to the BenQ JoyBook Lite it features a 1024 x 576 resolution, 10.1-inch display with a 16:9 aspect ratio. The display makes for extra room for viewing a DVD, eliminating the black bars on the top and bottom of the display, but does cut a few lines off your Web page or document. HP will offer the Mini 2140 with a high-definition screen with a 1366 x 768 resolution at a later date. As for specs and pricing, the lowest end $499 configuration sports an 1.6GHz Intel N270 Atom processor,  Windows XP Home, 512 GB of RAM, a 160GB 5,400 RPM hard drive and a 3-cell battery. Pay $30 more for the $529 configuration and you get Windows XP Home with 1GB of RAM and a 6-cell battery. Push the price up to $629 and you get a 160 GB 7,200 RPM hard drive, 2GB of RAM, and Windows Vista. The HP Mini 2140 is expected to be available sometime during the next month on HP.com. We expect it to be a very hot seller.