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January 22, 2010

Thoughts about HP 2133 Mini-Note

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — yasi8h @ 4:24 pm

On My Bed, Looking Smart ūüôā

Slim and Looking Good

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My dad got a HP 2133 Mini-Note as a gift (!!!, seriously, its me who should have got a gift like this ūüėõ ). He don’t really use it and i am the only one to spend some time with it. This is the first ever¬†net book¬†that i got my hands on. I expected a lot more from a netbook than what i got from 2133. I think this is due to the fact that the model i got was some ¬†what a economic edition, it had¬†Linux¬†and thats good. But i think HP made my model as a low end one so needless to say it degraded the net book’s¬†performance. Why do everybody have to us¬†Linux¬†users less RAM anyways?!#!!. It didn’t have a SSD, the cpu is a via and its not as powerful (i don’t want it to be as fast as my desktop cpu or even come close to it. but its still too slow for doing some web browsing and playing some music. it lags at times…etc) as i want it to be. And the¬†battery¬†don’t last that long. Plus it gets really hot!.

Any how now this model is suspended and is replaced by the newer 2140.

Following specs were obtained from the HP’s web site (http://h40059.www4.hp.com/hp2133/).

Specifications
Model number KX872AA (This is what i got) FF009AA
Operating system installed SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop Genuine Windows Vista¬ģ Business
Processor Via C7-M (1.2G) Via C7-M (1.2G)
Memory 1024MB DDR RAM 2048MB DDR RAM
Network Support 56K Modem, 802.11b/g,Bluetooth 56K Modem, 802.11a/b/g,Bluetooth
Disk 120GB HDD 120GB HDD
Battery 3-Cell LiIon Battery 6-Cell LiIon Battery
Warranty 1 year 1 year
OS Linux VB OFC07 Ready

Simple breakdown of pros and cons as i see it.

Pros

  • Looks nice
  • Solid build
  • OK Keyboard
  • Small size
  • Came with Suse Linux pre installed! (i uninstalled it and installed Ubuntu straight away ;))
  • No Drivers-Missing problems with¬†Linux. Almost (dynamic CPU¬†frequency¬†setting was not working on stock¬†Ubuntu. I am sure this contributed to the cons about low battery life and too much heat) everything works with a default Ubuntu¬†installation.

Cons

  • Processor is too slow
  • Didn’t come with a SSD
  • Gets really hot
  • Battery¬†life is too short for a netbook
  • Heavier than it looks ūüôā

I am sure i can make this useful in many ways, but its not the ideal net book i had in mind.

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