21 Comments

Summary:

I have been using the HP Mini 2140 netbook for a few days now and I am more impressed with it the longer I use it.  It is the smallest 10-inch netbook around and yet has all the features you’d expect including an ExpressCard slot.  This […]

I have been using the HP Mini 2140 netbook for a few days now and I am more impressed with it the longer I use it.  It is the smallest 10-inch netbook around and yet has all the features you’d expect including an ExpressCard slot.  This 10 minute video shows the Mini 2140 in action, surfing the web, playing video etc., and gives a tour around the device.  I show off both the 6-cell and 3-cell batteries and also show how big (or little) the power brick is.  Enjoy the show!
http://www.youtube.com/v/crKC35Mx-JE&hl=en&fs=1&color1=0xe1600f&color2=0xfebd01

The HD version of the video is now available.  Click “Watch in high quality” on the YouTube link above.

  1. James but did you manage to fit it into your jeans back pocket? :-)

    Share
  2. No but it fit down the front of my pants OK.

    Share
  3. must be a lot of space in there?

    Share
  4. James,
    Is that the 2140-KS143UT, with an
    extra 6cell battery?
    http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/us/en/sm/WF25a/321957-321957-64295-3841267-306995-3872994.html

    Is the resolution 1024×600 or 1024×576?
    What does XP show on properties/settings?

    How far can you open the display?
    Could you put it on a table at waist
    height and type and view?

    Share
  5. I hope the high-resolution of the 2140 version sports a normal N270 atom and not some underpowered Z series.

    Share
  6. Nice review James. No Zune theme this time???

    $499 is a good starting price given the great features and offers decent specs. I also think the $629 model is definitely better than $819 for the comparable 2133 model I looked at last year.

    Would I buy or upgrade? No. I’m holding out for a Pineview refresh coming in June, look forward to the higher res 10″ screen and would prefer the newer Win7 OS instead of the old XP. Even with these improvements, a 32nm Medfield upgrade released sometime next year may still be worth the wait and offer a true boost in performance and battery time.

    I’m really glad to see HP have committed to the business netbook segment, as the mini note is, in my opinion, the best netbook of 2008 and 2009. Great job HP!

    Share
  7. HP needs to stop being cheap & put some funds into R&D to design a better extended battery. i would gladly pay extra for 1. either make it protrude from the back or design it with flat cells & lay it across the bottom.

    as of right now it looks like they are just using rechargeable AA’s in the battery casing.

    Share
  8. James you are bling bling’n with the watch and the bracelet lol.

    Share
  9. @mtoc – I don’t agree with you. I have the 2133 with the same extended battery design and find it very usable. It actually makes a nicely tilted typing angle (for a touch typist) and doesn’t take up significant room in my bags. I don’t think I would like an extended battery increasing the length of my machine and putting more bulk on all of the bottom (such as with a slice battery) doesn’t make it look any better either.

    Not that I would say no to a 6 hour battery, but I can’t say for sure if that’s the battery design or the computer’s innards that are at fault.

    Nice review, James. As usual.

    Share
  10. I think of the Samsung NC-10 as being the most obvious competitor to this. Anyone care to compare them?

    Share

Comments have been disabled for this post