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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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very nice!
By DeepBlue1975 on 2/19/2008 12:54:17 PM , Rating: 2
Looks really awesome!

The only thing that puzzles me, is the resolution. I think it is too damn high for that screen size, it has even more resolution than most 14" notebooks that only have 1280x800 and small fonts are already small enough there!

I imagine myself looking for a "ultra super sized fonts" options if I were to grab one of these (mostly wishful thinking, I think the price will be too steep and I'll get an EEE PC with 8.9" screen as soon as it comes out, don't have one right now because I don't like so much wasted space around the screen. I'd rather have a 7" screen one in which all the device's size is fit for just a 7" screen and no more than that)

RE: very nice!
By Brandon Hill on 2/19/2008 1:04:34 PM , Rating: 2
I'd rather have a 7" screen one in which all the device's size is fit for just a 7" screen and no more than that)

If you were to get your wish, the keyboard would be even worse than the keyboard on the Eee PC (and people LOVE to complain about the Eee's keyboard).

Doing a quick measurement on my own Eee PC, taking away all of the blank space around the left/right of the screen and taking into account the space between the keyboard and the edges of the device would take 2.25" away from the already cramped keyboard.

7" screen + no extra bezel space = tiny, cramped, piss poor keyboard that even more people with complain about :-)

RE: very nice!
By DeepBlue1975 on 2/20/2008 8:24:15 AM , Rating: 2
Got your point!

I tend to consider that subjectively as I use to write a lot on my cell phone (no qwerty here), and it's not even a clamshell so it has a really tiny keyboard, and don't do so much word processing after all.

I guess laptops like these could benefit a lot from an implementation of T9 in word processing software, more for the capability of being able to finish the word before you type it completely than anything else (just imagine typing "whe", there appears "re" and you just push space to accept the suggestion).

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