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
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.