HP Mini 2140 News and Updates

HP MINI 2140 HD pictures

HP recently released the 1366 x 768 resolution version of HP Mini 2140. The high resolution as expected, gives better options for web browsing, photo editing, etc.

Personally, this resolution is much better than 1024 x 568 pixels that come with the non-HD version of HP 2140.

[via HPminiforums] via eeepc

HP Mini 2140 HD release date

We all know when the HP mini 2140 was unveiled, HP promised that 2140 will come in 2 resolutions: one is 1024 x 576 and other 1366 x 768, where the latter has not been released yet and only the lower resolution version was made available. A person over hpminiforums contacted HP about the release date of the HD version and they have told him that the final release date of the higher resolution and it is April 6.

Getting a HP 2100 series netbook? Get a 6-cell battery for just $25 instead of $129! [Netbook]

Is not it odd, when you hear the netbook manufactures costing you a bomb when you want higher capacities battery for your beloved netbook? Quite a lot of times, you end up paying almost 1/4th of the actual price of the whole netbook when purchasing an extended battery. Take the example of the HP Mini 2140 netbook, whose basic model costs $449. It come with a 3-cell battery, which lasts you about 2-2.5 hours depending on your usage. The 6-cell battery, if you purchase it later on will make shell out a mind-boggling $129, which is more than 1/4th of the price of base model of Mini 2140.

Instead, when buying a Mini 2140, you can bundle a 6-cell battery for a lot more affordable price of $25.

[HP Mini 2140 webpage]

HP mini 2140 can now be ordered – No SSD option, No Linux option [Netbook]

The HP Mini 2140 is now available for order on HP’s website. There are 7 different variations to choose from with the minimum starting at $499 and going up to $779 for the top-end model. Interestingly, HP is no more offering an SSD version for the HP mini 2140. There is no linux option too.

All the models are being offered with either Windows XP or Windows Vista Home Basic/Business. Vista models are coming with 2GB RAM as standard, while XP models have 1GB RAM as standard. All the models are powered by 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 processor.

Visit HP mini 2140 webpage

Thanks to Jimmy for the tip

HP Mini 2140 Review [Netbook]

We mentioned about the HP Mini 2140 few days ago. HP listened to the complaints of the HP Mininote 2133 and rectified them in the 2140. Folks at NotebookReview have given the HP Mini 2140 a good go. Unfortunately, the higher resolution model is not available in the market yet. So, they were able to review only the lower resolution model, which has a resolution of 1024 x 576, which is even less than the those in the market already.

The bigger 10.1″ screen is a better and most importantly, more comfortable to look at, when compared to the smaller, but very high-resolution screen of the HP mininote 2133. The keyboard has not undergone any change, which is a nice thing.

Pros

  • Excellent build quality (BEST in class)
  • Great keyboard (BEST in class)
  • ExpressCard slot offers fantastic expansion possibilities
  • Multiple configuration options

Cons

  • Base configuration has low-resolution screen
  • Strange location for touchpad buttons
  • Screen is too reflective due to second glossy protective layer

Suggestion: Wait for the higher resolution model instead. The current lower resolution model has only 576 pixel vertically, which would hide some of the Dialog boxes. The developers expect at least 600 pixels vertically when designing the applications. So, unless you are in some sort of big hurry, don’t buy the 2140. Wait for the higher resolution model instead, which would be a true upgrade to the mininote 2133.

[HP Mini 2140 webpage]

HP unveils the new Mini 2140 Netbook

HP has recently launched new netbook, HP Mini 2140.  This is a long-awaited upgrade for the HP-mini lovers, who were let down by the snail-speed VIA processor. The HP has completely ruled out the VIA processor from the scene and have opted for the Intel Atom N270 processor running at 1.6Ghz. Like it’s sibling mininote 2133, it is surrounded by by all-aluminum casing. HP has also bumped up both the screen-size and resolution to 10.1″ and 1366 x 768 respectively although a lower resolution model with 1024 x 576 resolution is also available. With the 3-cell battery, it weighs a modest 1.3kg

Features

  • Intel Atom N270 processor @ 1.6Ghz
  • 10.2-inch diagonal scratch-resistant HP Illumi-Lite LED display
  • 1024 x 576 or 1366 x 768 resolution
  • 80GB SSD or HDD
  • 92%  full-size QWERTY keyboard
  • VGA webcam
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0
  • 3-cell or 6-cell battery pack
  • HP Dura Keys HP 3D Drive Guard and HP Panel Protection System

From the specifications, it is clear that the HP mini 2140 offers much more than the regular netbooks have to offer. It has a built-in accelerometer to detect free-falls, which locks the head of the HDD so that it does not get damaged. It maintains the excellent keyboard, which was there in the mininote 2133. It has HP Dura-finish on the keys to prolong the life of the keys. It will be launched sometime this month with a competitive price tag of $499.

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