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The good folks at HP let me play with the brand new HP Mini UMPC.  It’s been known as the HP UMPC, the 2133 and who knows what else but it’s officially the HP Mini.  This video is longer than most we do because we wanted […]

The good folks at HP let me play with the brand new HP Mini UMPC.  It’s been known as the HP UMPC, the 2133 and who knows what else but it’s officially the HP Mini.  This video is longer than most we do because we wanted to give you the best look possible at this innovative mini-notebook.  The Mini will only set you back $499 for the entry level configuration but this video shows off the top-of-the-line model.  This one is only $749 so it’s still a very good deal.  You’ll see the HP Mini from every angle, see how well constructed it is and get a good look at how well the Via C7-M 1.6 GHz processor performs.  Take a look at the video and see what we think of the new HP Mini.

http://www.youtube.com/v/U8kziSayoqM&hl=en

  1. that looks delicious, but the video does ot appear to work

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  2. When I click it to go to the video on the YouTube website, it gives me the following message: “This is a private video. If you have been sent this video, please make sure you accept the sender’s friend request.”

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  3. You Tube is killing me! Nice scoop JK. I will check back in the morning.

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  4. Due to the embargo, we had to flag the video as “private” so it couldn’t be accessed until we manually set it for public viewing. The area of YouTube where I set it for public viewing is down and I can’t release it yet. I’m still trying.

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  5. To quote Mr. Tofel, “That’s just so not right!”
    The new HP video would wait one more night.

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  6. Been watching out for this and have to say it looks mighty nice. My two quibbles thus far though.

    $250 gets you HDD, 1G Ram upgrade and Windows. Seems a little steep to me and would have been much sweeter if the CPU was buffed along with perhaps an extended battery as standard.

    Why no Touch and Swivel? I concede that perhaps it introduces design problems but it’s such a useful feature from a consumer point of view.

    Right now I’m torn between a “what the heck” get it attitude and a “patience young Skywalker” hope that Fujitsu will soon update the U810/U1010 with a slightly bigger form factor and general buffing up.

    Sometimes I hate technology. :)

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  7. Jelster, I believe the model I reviewed comes with the extended battery. Touch and swivel would have driven the cost up much higher and not what HP was trying to do. Most people don’t care about that.

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  8. It’s good to hear the extended battery is likely.

    I’m probably being a might bit selfish expecting the tablet functionality but I’ll appeal to the fact that I just like the idea of compacting a device further by swiveling a screen when you’re viewing/reading and in no need of a keyboard.

    On a slight tangent I’d love for more of these devices to use the OLPC DLV screen tech. This is the kind of device I want out by the pool on a sunny day.

    I suppose I should put up and shut up and just get the Fuji 1620 but hey, I can’t justify those bones for what is going to be predominantly around the home, vacation device.

    Anyway, excellent post and looking forward to that video! :)

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  9. As I say in the video which you’ll eventually be able to see, I could buy 3 of these top-of-the-line Minis for what I paid for the P1620. That’s an expensive swivel screen.

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  10. how easy to change memory and put xp on the vista or linux machines?? THANKS

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