HP refreshes Mini-Note, say hello to the HP Mini 2140


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.


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


  • 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

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



berniej, the 2133 certainly has a VGA connector, and looking at the pics on laptop mag’s site, it seems to be true for this one, too:


JK/Kevin, the link in the blog post doesn’t actually seem to point to anything related to the 2140, but rather to the 2133 product page on HP’s website. Maybe they shuffled their pages around?


Did I read it correctly? Does this *really* have a VGA connector, instead of the proprietary connector on the MiniNote 1000?


What’s better than a great new netbook is one that’s released ahead of schedule!

I’m sold on the 10″ 1366×768 screen – forget netbook, this is a damn full-blown mini laptop.
Pimp it out with a 512GB SSD, load up XP until Win7 arrives and blow the competition away.

If the 2133 was the hit netbook of 2008, the 2140 will be the hit netbook of 2009. HP has not only set the bar, they are the bar.

I’ll be reviewing this baby at my blog as soon as it arrives:



Wow this is pretty neat… For me it would be a wonderful machine to tinker around with Linux! I can’t wait for it to be released!

Hans Fairchild

Yes, absolutely they should have used the nVidia ION chipset. I’m not buying another netbook with out it.



@Joanna — of course! That’s one of the reasons why I bought the original 2133 – because of the screen resolution. My Thinkpad X60t has a 1440×1050 screen (12.1″ I think). Can’t ever have enough pixels. The 1024×576 is definitely a no-go for me.


I feel 1024 x 576 is an odd resolution as 1024×600 is already quite low. What surprises me even more is that the HP Mini 1000 gets 600 horizontal lines with the 8,9″ but uses the same 10,1″ as the new 2140 with 576 lines!


1366 x 768? fantastic news!

my S10e may have a shorter life than i thought. :D

Duncan R

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


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

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


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.


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


1366 x 768?!

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


Very nice.

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

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