Hewlett-Packard’s 2133 Mini-Note

29 04 2008

HP recently released a somewhat low-cost UMPC recently, dubbed, the 2133 Mini-Note. PC manufacturers seem to be targeting people who just want a basic computer, and don’t want to pay an arm and a leg for the bells and whistles of more expensive computers. An example is the Asustek Eee PC, and the Everex Cloudbook (which the 2133 is set to compete with).

The 2133 has a Via C7-M 1.6 GHz Processor, 1 or 2 GB of RAM (depending on which version of the notebook you get), Windows Vista Business, Vista Home Basic, Windows XP, or SUSE Linux from Novell (also depending on which version you get). It has a 9″ screen (compared to the Eee‘s small 7″ screen) and an-almost full size keyboard. The keyboard is actually very easy for an adult to easily touch-type on, unlike having to hunt-and-peck on the Eee PC‘s keyboard because it is so small!

This notebook does have a few disadvantages to it, though. HP should have put in a different chip, maybe an Intel one that’s a bit faster, because the Via chip should not be in this machine. The touchpad is not that great, either. It feels a little small and cramped, and putting touchpad buttons on the left and right of the actual touchpad did feel awkward. Even the tiny Eee PC was able to squeeze in room to put the touchpad buttons below the touchpad.

There you have it- a review of HP’s new mini-notebook, the 2133. Keep reading my blog for more reviews of new technology!



Windows Vista

31 03 2007

Windows Vista is super cool. My Dad and I went to Office Depot to look at laptops, and while we were there, my Dad bought Windows Vista Home Premium! I’ve been trying it out on his computer for the last 15 minutes or so, and it’s really cool. The only thing bad about it is that my Dad’s 3-year-old laptop doesn’t have enough memory, so he can’t flip through his Windows in 3-D. Otherwise, it’s awesome!

I even typed this post in Vista!

Windows Vista – totally awesome!

8 03 2007

Honestly, I think Windows Vista is a pretty darn good Operating System. I’ve went to computer retailers and tried it out on the display laptops, and it’s really cool!

Part of the reason I like it is because it looks really cool. I like the “Aero” style, as Microsoft calls it, so you can see through the windows. I also like the way the start button looks.

Another reason I like Windows Vista is that you can flip through your windows in 3-D (by pressing the Win. key and tab at the same time). I think it will make it much easier for people who usually have a ton of Windows open to get to the window they want faster.

Just to be safe, if you are thinking about buying it, I’d wait a couple of months before you get your hands on it.