Technology Tuesday on Empty Streets: HP Mini 2140

Posted 7:49 AM by Mezhal Ulao in Labels: , ,

I have just purchased my own HP Mini 2140 since I lost my Acer 4310 two weeks ago. I bought this netbook since I needed a quick replacement for the laptop due to the fact that I desperately needed to get back online and start blogging again since an ample amount of my own personal income came from blogging itself. At first I was a bit skeptic about how this would perform for me and if it could keep up with my multitasking needs from blogging as well as from my office demands. I was quite pleasantly surprised that as of last week from the time of purchase, The HP Mini 2140 has been performing without a glitch and when people have told me that there are many things that this netbook may not be able to do has been disproven. There are even reviews where this was supposedly made to be a non primary computer but if you are like me whose lifestyle is primarily net based and basic documentation needs, The HP mini does the job. But of course if you will need to use the laptop for heavy duty graphics and multimedia editing then you'd have to look elsewhere.

Overall the things that I liked about HP Mini 2140 are:
Large Keyboard - 92% of original size
Ample battery life - 7 hours with a six cel batter
Beautiful aluminium finish
Hyper Threading of Intel Atom N270 has allowed for decent Multi tasking performance
Large HD Size - 160 GB
Ram is upgradable to 2GB
Widescreen 10.2 inches
Decent Quality speakers
Wifi is capable of using all frequency types
Energy Star - Highly energy efficient

To sum everything up for you - The HP Mini 2140 is definitely a business class netbook for the serious net users that are constantly on the go.

Here are the details that may help you decide on purchasing the HP Mini 2140.
System features
See detailed specs
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Operating system
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Basic 32
Genuine Windows® XP Home
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10
FreeDOS
Processors available
Learn more about HP notebooks and Intel Centrino vPro technology

Intel® Atom™ Processor N270 (1.60 GHz, 512 KB L2 cache, 533 MHz FSB)
Chipset
Mobile Intel® 945GSE Express
Specialized Design
HP 3D DriveGuard
Memory
Memory
1 GB 800 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
2 GB 800 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
Memory upgrade
Supports up to 2 GB (one SODIMM slot)
Storage
Hard drive
160 GB 5400 rpm SATA
160 GB 7200 rpm SATA
80 GB Solid State Drive
Optical Drives
Optional optical drives via External MultiBay II
Graphics and Input/Output devices
Display size
10.1-inch diagonal HP Illumi-Lite LED SD; 10.1-inch diagonal Illumi-Lite LED HD (Coming Soon)
Graphics
Mobile Intel® GMA 950
Integrated camera
Integrated VGA camera
Audio, Slots, and Ports
I/O Ports
External:
2 USB 2.0
1 microphone in
1 headphone/line-out
1 external VGA monitor
1 RJ-45
1 AC power

Slots
1 Express Card/54
1 secure digital
Audio
High Definition Audio, stereo speakers, integrated stereo microphones, stereo headphone/line out, stereo microphone in
Communication features
Network interface
Marvell Ethernet Integrated Controller (10/100/1000)
Wireless
Broadcom 802.11a/b/g/draft-n; Broadcom 802.11b/g; HP Integrated Module with Bluetooth 2.0 Wireless Technology
Product specifications
Weight
Starting at 2.6 lb (1.19 kg)
Dimensions (w x d x h)
10.3 x 6.5 x 1.05 in (261.4 x 166.2 x 26.7 mm)
Energy Efficiency
Energy Efficiency
ENERGY STAR® qualified
Battery
3-cell (28 WHr) high capacity Lithium-Ion;
6-cell (55 WHr) high capacity Lithium-Ion
Power supply
65W HP Smart AC Adapter, HP Fast Charge
Battery Life
3-cell with Hard Drive: up to 4 hours;
3-cell with SSD: Up to 5 hours;
6-cell with Hard Drive: Up to 8 hours and 30 minutes;
6-cell with SSD: Up to 10 hours
Manageability
Security management
Configuration Control Hardware; Memory Change Alert; Ownership Tag; Setup Password; Power-On Password; Kensington Lock Slot
Service and Support
Warranty Feature
HP Services includes a one-year standard parts and labor warranty, pick-up or carry-in, and toll-free 7 x 24 hardware technical phone support. On-site service and warranty upgrades are also available.



Here is more about why this is such a great netbook:

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I would like to introduce a netbook that could probably rival my HP Mini 2140 in more ways than one and I have to admit am anticipating its full launch.

YUGATECH Netbook

yugatech netbook

YugaTech Netbook

  • 10.2″ OLED display screen (1280×960 resolution)
  • Intel Atom Z550 2.0GHz CPU
  • 2GB DDR3 1333 MHz RAM (maximum of 4GB)
  • 128 GB SSD or 500GB SATA HDD
  • 5 x USB 2.0
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • WiMax 802.16e
  • 3G/HSDPA up to 7.2Mbps
  • 2.0 MP webcam
  • Fingerprint/Facial recognition
  • 7-in-1 card reader
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Multi-touch
  • 8-cell 7200 mAh Battery (up to 9.5 hours)
  • Ubuntu or Windows XP Home
Looking at the specifications I would say that this is definitely something to watch out for and to be honest am hoping I get to win one of them so I too can test run it and give it a full review. :) Till the time of it full launch I can simply wait. But for Mr. Yugatech I do wish you the best of luck and from Empty Streets You have our full support ;)

PS. The Yugatech Netbook article was written by Abe on April 1 :) so it is upto you to figure out if this is real or not heheheh :) have fun :) hehehe

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