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HP 2133 Mini-Note PC (KX868AT)

This review applies to the model KX868AT of  the HP 2133 Mini-Note PC. The   HP 2133  offers all the functionality of a laptop and it  weighs just 2.8 pounds. This netbook provides extreme mobility, possibly, at the expense of a high performance.

The display is a small 8.9-inch LCD with WXGA resolution. I does feature almost a full-size keyboard (92 percent).

Processor

The HP 2133 Mini-Note PC is powered by VIA C7-M ULV (ultra-low voltage) processor at  1.2 GHz speed. It has 800 MHz front-side bus (FSB) and a 128 KB L2 cache. The VIA C7-M is consumes less  than 1W of power and and is being used in the lowe power devices. The VIA power save technology further saves power buy using dynamic voltage and frequency setting. If you are not doing any high performance computing the processor frequency as well as voltage is reduces, saving power.

Memory

The 1 GB of installed RAM (1 x 1024 MB, PC2-5300) offers a top-of-class 667 MHz speed. This notebook has a maximum capacity of 2 GB of RAM.

Hard Drive

HP 2133 Mini-Note PC  comes with The 120 GB hard drive (5400 RPM). The hard drive is Serial ATA (SATA) based is has decent speed. It does include a HP’s 3D DriveGuard. The drivegaurd shuts down the hard drive if it recognizes sudden movement or shock by using a 3-axis  accelerometer chip – the same kind of accelrometers used in wii games.

DVD/CD Drive

It is very important to realize that the HP 2133 Mini-Note PC does NOT come with an optical drive. You may use optional drives that connect the optional HP External MultiBay II. This may be the main reason why you may not want to buy HP 2133 Mini-Note PC

Screen, Video & Audio

The unit comes with 8.9-inch display has a 1280 x 768-pixel resolution. This gives out 720p high-resolution. It also has VGA output which you can use to connect to an external monitor or projector. The graphics is powered by the integrated Via Chrome 9 video/graphics card,

Networking, Connectivity and Expansion

The  HP 2133 Mini-Note PC notebook comes with wireless LAN (802.11a/b/g), and  Gigabit Ethernet port (10/100/1000) for wired connection.

This mini note also has  ExpressCard 54/34 card slot which can be used as expansion cards for  wireless, networking, storage, and security features. It also has SD memory card slot. Here is the list of the ports it offere

* 2 USB 2.0 ports
* 1 ExpressCard/54 slot (also supports ExpressCard/34)
* 1 SD memory card slot
* 1 headphone/line-out and 1 microphone
* 1 VGA  port
* 1 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet connector

Issues and Concerns

The  2133 Mini-Note PC  generates a lot of heat heat that you will feel at  the bottom. The speed could be an issue if you wish to run several programs in background.  If your windows dies if you are not tech savvy you may have issues with reinstallation of Windows since this one does not come with CD or DVD. You ma like to check Asus Eee PC 1001PX before taking your buy decision.

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