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Summary:

We’ve been sitting on this information under embargo for a month and it’s driven us batty.  HP is announcing the HP Mini 2140 netbook that is a very nice refresh of the HP 2133 Mini-Note.  The 2140 keeps the same metal case and wall-to-wall keyboard but […]

We’ve been sitting on this information under embargo for a month and it’s driven us batty.  HP is announcing the HP Mini 2140 netbook that is a very nice refresh of the HP 2133 Mini-Note.  The 2140 keeps the same metal case and wall-to-wall keyboard but adds an Atom processor to replace the lagging Via C7.

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HP has kept what was great about the 2133 and added quite a bit under the hood for this fully configurable netbook.  What you cannot see in the photos is the improved thermals according to HP.

Here are the full specs:

Operating system options:

  • Genuine Windows Vista® Business 321
  • Genuine Windows Vista® Home Basic 321
  • Genuine Windows Vista® with downgrade
  • to Genuine Windows® XP Professional custom installed1,9
  • Genuine Windows® XP Home Edition
  • FreeDOS
  • SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10

Hardware:

  • Processor Intel® Atom™ N270 Processor (1.6 GHz, 512  KB L2 cache, 533 MHz FSB)
  • Chipset Mobile Intel 945GSE Express Chipset
  • Memory DDR2 SDRAM, 800 MHz,10 one SODIMM memory slot, supports up to 2GB
  • Internal Storage 160 GB 5400 rpm SATA, 160 GB 7200 rpm SATA; with HP 3D DriveGuard (supported on Windows models only); 80 GB Solid State Drive
  • Display 10.1-inch diagonal HP Illumi-Lite LED SD (1024 x 576); 10.1-inch diagonal Illumi-Lite LED HD  (1366 x 768)
  • Graphics6 Mobile Intel GMA 950
  • Audio/Visual High Definition Audio, stereo speakers, integrated stereo microphones, stereo headphone/line out, stereo microphone in; integrated VGA webcam
  • Wireless support3 Broadcom 802.11a/b/g/n, b/g, optional Bluetooth™ 2.0, HP Wireless Assistant
  • Communications5 Marvell Ethernet Integrated Controller (10/100/1000)
  • Expansion slots (1) ExpressCard/54 slot, Secure Digital (SD) slot
  • Ports and connectors (2) USB 2.0 ports, VGA, power connector, RJ-45/Ethernet, stereo headphone/line out, stereo microphone in
  • Input device 92% full-size keyboard, touchpad with scroll zone
  • Software HP Recovery Manager (Windows Vista only), Roxio Creator 9, Microsoft® Office Ready
  • Security Kensington lock
  • Dimensions (h x w x d) 1.05 (at front) x 10.3 x 6.54 in / 26.7 (at front) x 261.4 x 166.2 mm
  • Weight starting at 2.6 lb / 1.19 kg (with 3-cell battery and Hard Drive, weight will vary by configuration)
  • Power 3-cell (28 WHr) or 6-cell (55 WHr)8 Lithium-Ion battery, 65W HP Smart AC Adapter, HP Fast Charge

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The HP Mini 2140 starts at $499 and should be available later this month.

  1. Very nice.

    I see they’ve crammed a ten inch screen in that pretty little package, too.

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  2. 1366 x 768?!

    Oh. SNAP. My NC10 sudden lost a little of its luster.

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  3. “suddenly” :)

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  4. Pretty nice specs.

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  5. niiice! Someone work out how to turn this beauty into a hackintosh!

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  6. Replace the anemic crappy Intel 945GSE chipset with anemic crappy GMA 950 IGP with the Nvidia Ion Geforce 9400M single-chip chipset and you got a sweet deal there.

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  7. this just became the best netbook on the market in an instant!

    the only realistic downside i see is the crappily designed extended battery.

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  8. @ Oliver.
    I Agree. This is perfect for a Hackintosh!
    Yummy, HHHmmmmmmm.

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  9. 1366 x 768!

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  10. does it support multitouch?

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