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One thing that has totally impressed me about the HP Mini 2140 netbook I am evaluating is how small it is.  I wouldn’t be surprised if it is the smallest netbook with a 10.1-inch display and I’m certain it’s the smallest to have such a big […]

One thing that has totally impressed me about the HP Mini 2140 netbook I am evaluating is how small it is.  I wouldn’t be surprised if it is the smallest netbook with a 10.1-inch display and I’m certain it’s the smallest to have such a big keyboard.  I decided to compare it to the Lenovo S10 netbook which is also very small and light and have some pics of the two together.  As you can see the HP Mini 2140 is easily the smaller of the two.  I was surprised to find the 2140 is as thin as the S10 too, something I didn’t realize until I put them together.  Note that these pics show the 2140 with the standard 3-cell battery installed, not the 6-cell.

 

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  1. Interested by the 2140.
    Could you post a photo with the 6-cell battery?

    Thank you.

    -fc

  2. Thanks for the comparisons. I wouldn’t dream of considering the HP until the higher reolution display is available. As it is now, I won’t consider any netbook since I consider any screen resolution that begins with 1024 as unusable. I think 1280 as only barely tolerable.

  3. James Kendrick Monday, January 19, 2009

    cervelli, there are a bunch of pics with the 6-cell from yesterday:

    http://jkontherun.com/2009/01/19/first-impressions-of-the-hp-mini-2140-netbook/

  4. Don’t you think they could improve the 6-cell battery by letting it fold with the LCD, so it lays flat when it’s closed?

  5. Where did the speakers move?

  6. James Kendrick Monday, January 19, 2009

    I had forgotten that the 2133 speakers were to the sides of the screen which is not possible on this 2140 given the larger screen (and smaller bezel). The speakers are below the screen, out of sight when the lid is opened as they sit behind the main PC. They are in the black bezel below the screen.

  7. the funny thing is, the Lenovo was 1 of if not the smallest 10″ netbook around before the 2140.

    thats the advantage of sticking a 10″ screen in the old 2133 8.9″ screen chassis. in an effort to try & save money on R&D/manufacturing costs they also manage to push the envelope on innovation/efficiency. nice job HP!

  8. Do you know when the higher res model will be available?

    I thought they where available at the same time.

    Hopefully it wont be too long after

    Thanks

  9. William C Bonner Monday, January 19, 2009

    A friend just got the Lenovo and was showing me an HD tv stream playing in VLC full screen that looked pretty good.

    Do you have a comparison of video output between the Lenovo and HP?

  10. The hi-res screen won’t be available until April. Probably due to Microsoft’s restrictions on netbooks running XP. If HP ran Vista on this thing, everyone would be complaining again about performance. If the hi-res screen is available in April, it will probably be due to OEMs receiving Windows7 licenses.

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