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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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RE: A shame
By JoshuaBuss on 2/19/2008 12:35:58 PM , Rating: 2
while i agree with you, i'm still glad to see manufacturers willing to shave the screen size down to cater toward lower price ranges.

an EEE pc without much of a bezel would cost twice as much, and i'm guessing the air and this hp would both be significantly more with larger screens too.

hey, at least the X300 doesn't waste any space for screen real-estate (but then again it's $2,700) :)

RE: A shame
By Visual on 2/20/2008 6:55:14 AM , Rating: 2
I honestly would rather pay twice as much, but get the larger screen, touchscreen even... multi-touch even...
Wait, are we still talking twice as expensive, or twenty times now?
Anyway, if the battery life doesn't suffer notably from these improvements, I'd probably be willing to pay half of the X300's price.

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