|Screen Size||8.9 inches|
|Screen Resolution||1280 x 800|
|Max Screen Resolution||1280 x 800 pixels|
|RAM||0.512 GB DDR2|
|Hard Drive||4 GB|
|Graphics Coprocessor||VIA Chrome 9|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||2|
|Average Battery Life (in hours)||2.5 hours|
HP 2133-KR922UT 8.9-Inch Netbook - 3 Cell Battery
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Nevertheless, I have turned off most of the useless bells and whistles in Vista and customised the OS to work adequately for the tasks I perform. And what I do isn't necessarily trivial. I have Office 2007 installed and it works fine to write university assignments and work reports, etc. Word, with the screen set to "page width" view is readable and as functional as my desktop. I also installed Adobe CS3. Yes, it can be slow at times, but it performs well enough to get the job done (using InDesign, Photoshop and occasionally, Dreamweaver). However, I understood when I bought the Mini Note, that it was not designed for multimedia production, but more for multimedia presentation and for basic computing. It is NOT a desktop replacement and was never intended to be.
The more I use my 2133, the more I love it. That doesn't mean I haven't noticed some negative issues (other than those highlighted in other reviews). I'll outline these below.
I won't comment on the touchpad, because I rarely use it. Most of the time, I use the Mini Note on a desk or on my briefcase (placed on my lap), so I plug in a laptop mouse. I would do this with ANY laptop or notebook. However, the Mini Note does allow for more space to use a mouse than a conventional laptop. Once I have finished using the Mini Note, it fits in my briefcase with all my other stuff.Read more ›
The mouse pad took some gettig use to. I found it hard to adjust it so it could be controlled without frustration. The right and left keys being split on both sides of the mouse is inconvient but liveable.
I found it to be a bit slow, which supprised me with the memory it has, and desided to remove Windows Vista Business(which I don't like anyway)I put XP Professional on the computer. It made all the difference in the world. It sped up the computer greatly. The processor may just not be equipped to run Windows Vista well. At any rate the trade off was alright as Vista in my opinion is nothing but problems anyway.
Videos run fine on it. The sound is good. I did not have the issue with videos that another person has complained about in his or her review.
The machine gets a bit warm so be aware that operating it in your lap means being mindful of not blocking the vents on the bottom. It also has a vent on the left side but I would not recommend ignoring those bottom vents with the way the computer becomes warm.
It has Office 2007 on the computer but it is only a trial version which runs out. I simply put my 2003 version on the computer and uninstalled the 2007 version. I don't find this to be a con as hardly any computers come with Office to begin with.Read more ›
I have noticed a lot of the reviews slam the mini-note for being slow. I noticed that the people complaining about speed (or lack thereof) have the Windows Vista version of the mini-note. I do NOT recommend running Vista on this machine even though a friend of mine does and he's happy with it... but it seemed slow to me when he showed it off.
I run the same OS that comes with this system: SuSe Linux Enterprise Desktop 10. It has everything I need on a regular basis -- web browser, music player, email, open office and other applications I've added -- and it doesn't suffer from the lag that the Windows systems seem to have.
My mini-note does not run any hotter than any other laptop I've had, but then I am careful to keep the vents unblocked. It definitely runs much cooler than the iBook I had not too long ago! I can and do use it on my lap but I tend to put it on a lap tray for longer sessions because of the ventilation issues.
I have noticed that the battery life is not as good as stated -- I'm averaging 2.5 - 3 hours on a charge, which works for me. If you need longer battery life, I believe there's an upgraded battery that you can get.
It didn't take me long to get used to the keyboard (92% of normal size), but the touchpad definitely gives me fits. To be honest, I usually have issues with touchpad use, but this one seems worse than usual. I now carry a travel mouse with me so I don't have to deal with the touchpad.
I bought the mini-note with a targus retractable phone/network cord and I highly recommend that accessory if you travel and need to hook up.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The HP 2133 Mini-Note has a great design. Everyone in our office agreed that it has a solid chassis and attractive look. Read morePublished on March 6, 2014 by Addartist
Came with crappy Linux distro (still better than paying more for windows, but I'd rather have any other distro than that version of SUSE) Overheating problems. Read morePublished on February 25, 2014 by Kristofor A. Mills
When I recieved this it was full of dirt and dust from sitting somewhere for years by the looks of it. I cleaned it up inside and out then turned it on. Worked like a champ. Read morePublished on December 5, 2010 by Christopher Hall
Having used the HP 2133 for almost two years now, I simply don't understand why anyone would walk around with a heavy laptop just to go online and to perform basic office functions... Read morePublished on November 28, 2010 by Just ask me!
A friend bought one and three months later, gave it to me, with instructions to take it to the electronics recycle station if it frustrated me as much as it did her. Read morePublished on October 23, 2010 by Just another reviewer
The laptop runs well, however It runs too hot in my opinion. I also have a Samsung NC-10 and I like it more, since it has a bigger screen. Read morePublished on July 18, 2010 by A. Kumar
In the over one year since I have owned this netbook, there's some positives that still remain positives:
- the aluminum case is still the biggest plus for this. Read more
About 3 months after I bought this laptop, news broke of defective motherboards. I didn't know this until about 17 months after I bought it. Read morePublished on November 8, 2009 by Richard Niolon