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Tuesday, 08 April 2008 07:29

HP's Mini-Note gets reviewed

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Updated: Slow CPU holds it back


Computer Shopper has got their hands on HP's upcoming 2133 Mini-Note and has reviewed it before it's even been officially announced. However, it looks like the VIA C7-M ULV processor is holding it back from its full potential and the price tag is too high.

Although they like the design and the 8.9-inch display with its 1,280x768 resolution, the top of the range US$749 model they tested with a 1.6GHz processor combined with Windows Vista Business seems to be a bad mix, as the Mini-Note only scores 832 points in PCMark 05. This is with 2GB of system RAM and a 120GB, 5,400RPM hard drive.

Other features included with the top of the range model are 802.11a/b/g WiFi, Bluetooth and a six-cell battery which managed 3h and 20 minutes in their general battery test and 3h of movie watching. The basic US$599 model comes with a 1GHz CPU, 512MB or RAM and a 4GB SSD drive with SuSE Linux on it and a three-cell battery. It also lacks Bluetooth and 802.11a support.

No matter how much we like the design of the Mini-Note and some of its features, it is too expensive for what you get and we'd wait for VIA's mobile version of the Isaiah/CN processor to appear in it before we'd consider spending our hard earned cash on it.

You can find the full review here

The official press release is now out and you can find it here

Last modified on Tuesday, 08 April 2008 10:10

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