Nice, but not small
It's only about two inches narrower than my brick of a Toshiba, and hardly any thinner. Nice machine, but still no Eee beater for sheer slip-in-your-travel-bag portability.
HP has launched its attempt to grab a little or a lot of the Asus Eee PC's success, two months after the sub-notebook slipped out onto the web. Pitched primarily at schools, the 2133 Mini-Note PC sports a 'choice' of 7in or 9in display, and is available with SuSE Linux pre-installed. HP 2133 Mini-Note HP's 2133 Mini-Note: …
I am very disappointed that some manufacturers still think it's acceptable to release a new product without a shot of a blonde using it whilst sunbathing. How will I know that the product is sand & water resistant and completely immune to the effects of direct sun on its screen .... erm.
Asus hit the nail on the head with the EEE becuase they followed the less is more approach and HP are in danger of (accidentally) killing off the ultra-low-cost-ultra-mobile market before its matured. Whilst the HP looks like a good balence (and yes, I do want one) if the next announcement in this class is "a bit more spec, a bit bigger and a bit more £" then low and behold they will haev invented the laptop, like everyone already has.
I already have a BIG laptop thats a desktop replacement spec, great for taking to a few offices and at home, but currenly im stomping round London 3 days a week and dont want to carry a big beast, but still neeed to to a bit of remote desktop, email client and web brwosng. The EEE looks ideal and so does the HP but if they get more expensive it will be hard to justify having 2 laptops, which im sure is a market for these. Still, im off to find one to buy now!
25.6 centimeter = 10.1 inch
16.5 centimeter = 6.5 inch
Diagonal = root(102 + 42) = 12.0 inch
so an 8.9 inch screen seems right, with an inch and a half at either end for the case.
Normally i'd post an interesting comment. At least to me. Can't help it, see some numbers and an unanswered question, had to do it. Now where's my coat?
I saw an article in a local newspaper here, and while the $500 price tag is for the box with Linux, the price for one with Vista was $600. Maybe they can sell more without the Microsoft TAX!
I don't know if they added anything to make it Vista OK, but $100 sounds about right for a Microsoft License.
I personally think these subnotebooks are utter crap. I was first interested in the ASUS Eee PC because it had linux pre-installed, but when I found out that Xandros was the OS I was immanently turned offf. Guy's, a customized OS with limited functionality is not going to sell, might as well have Windows XP pre-installed on these notebooks. What would really make these subnotebooks more "quality like" is a user friendly version of Eedora, hell even the typical version of Eedora is better than Suse or Xandros. A subnotebook with crappy specs and limited functionality, where all you do is use the interent and certain programs is a rip-off, give me a real notebook anyday.
It's a US keyboard layout, but I'd rather have the two-row enter and <>| right of left shift, i.e., Scandinavian/UK(?) keyboard.
Is it known if the keyboard will be replacable easily afterwards, or if we're stuck with the US one? (If one would buy the lappie from the US /today/).
The CRT makers got their asses sued off for playing this 14.9"=15" game and I thought the lesson had been learned with all the new LCD monitors. Please don't start back down this road, if their monitor is 7.9" call it 7" and shame them into providing the full amount.
Its bad enough the HD guys are still getting away with defining their own custom units. I'm just waiting for the day when I go to the grocery for a dozen eggs and there's fine print on the carton: "For the purposes of this sale, 1 dozen has been defined as 10"
Legally speaking, "inch" is now a slang term. The old definition of 25.4mm. is no longer binding. As long as the specifications clearly state the correct size in official measuring units (i.e., centimetres or millimetres) they can call it however the hell many inches they like.
It's actually fun to check out different manufacturers' "exchange rates" .....