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HP 2133  (Source: Engadget)
HP's 2133 sub-notebook breaks cover

ASUS's Eee PC took the world and the mobile industry by storm. The tiny, two-pound device features a 7" display, 900MHz Celeron processor, SSD (ranging in size of 2GB to 8GB) and wireless connectivity.

HP is also looking to get into the market with its new 2133 ultra-portable notebook. According to leaked images obtained by Engadget, the 2133 features an 8.9" glossy display (1366x768), 95% full-size keyboard, ExpressCard slot, WLAN and an integrated webcam. An SSD will be optional with the device and will most likely be of the 1.8" variety. Users can choose either Windows Vista or Linux for the operating system.

When it comes to styling, the HP 2133 makes the ASUS Eee PC look rather plain and boring. The 2133 features a smooth, sleek shape and has an exterior made from anodized aluminum. According to HP, the exterior is also free of screws to further emphasis the smooth, clean look.

As is usually the case with leaked information on future products, there is no word on pricing for the new ultra-portable device. Given the features and aluminum body, the 2133 is likely to be priced well above that of the Eee PC which starts at a mere $299. Opting for the SSD is sure to push prices even higher into the stratosphere.

Stay tuned for further details on the HP 2133 as an official announcement is likely just around the corner.

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I want one!
By atwood7fan on 2/19/2008 9:34:04 AM , Rating: 5
If it's not TOO terribly expensive I would like one of these. Nice resolution for such a small screen too.

RE: I want one!
By eye smite on 2/19/2008 10:37:50 AM , Rating: 4
It does look nice, and I'm betting it would be a better system with linux or windows over the macbook air. Who knows........shrugs

RE: I want one!
By Trisagion on 2/19/2008 11:23:56 AM , Rating: 4
The Macbook Air is like a buxom blonde. You drool over the outsides but there's little on the inside.

RE: I want one!
By JoshuaBuss on 2/19/2008 12:24:53 PM , Rating: 3
buxom? the air is too thin to be considered 'buxom' ;)

RE: I want one!
By Omega215D on 2/19/2008 1:52:08 PM , Rating: 3
So it can basically be the Paris Hilton or Nicole Richie of the laptop world.

RE: I want one!
By Artistotle on 2/19/2008 2:39:49 PM , Rating: 3
Except nobody drools over those Paris or Nicole...but to each his own i suppose.

RE: I want one!
By JoshuaBuss on 2/19/2008 11:35:35 AM , Rating: 2
agreed! among all the great things already mentioned, i'm diggin' those beefy looking hinges :)

RE: I want one!
By JoshuaBuss on 2/20/2008 12:43:34 AM , Rating: 2
a chinese site pegged the initial price as low as $300!!

RE: I want one!
By JoshuaBuss on 2/20/2008 1:18:33 AM , Rating: 2
RE: I want one!
By murphyslabrat on 2/20/2008 3:05:34 PM , Rating: 2
Well, it could be. Windows Vista's minimum system requirements aren't that much higher than what the eeePC (in spec) offers. The only discrepancy is in the CPU department, but the CPU is, at stock, a 900MHz CPU...not unthinkable.

So, it is possible that they offer a Celeron 215 or 220 based system, and only ask for a small return. Then again, it could just be another CloudBook.

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