HP lets slip revamped netbook
Mini-Note 2133 to be joined by Mini 1000
HP's US online store has revealed that company's Mini-Note line is due to expanded - or condensed - with a new model, the Mini 1000.
An ad for the Mini 1000 appeared on the site over the weekend, though it now seems to have been pulled. Screengrabs of the banner reveal not only the machine's name but also that it's less than 25mm thick and weighs just over a kilo.
More than that it's impossible to say. The black 1000 looks like the current grey-hued Mini-Note 2133, and it's priced at $400, the same as the cheapest 2133 HP is selling.
Some pundits have suggested the machine has a 10in screen, but there's nothing beyond the model number to indicate that. The 2133 has an 8.9in screen, so how does that fit into the model code?
The 2133 uses VIA's C7-M processor, though a special version due this December, the Vivienne Tam Edition, is actually Atom based. Maybe the 1000 is too. Or maybe it's got a VIA Nano. Or an AMD 'Bobcat'...
Whatever, it's launch can't be far off, and we'll find out then.
Come back HP1000 - all is forgiven!
Now if they've managed to squeeze the computational power of the 21MX-F series with a couple of 7906 disk drives into a pocket sized jobbie then it's a leap forward in quantum mechanics. Must be up to RTE-799 by now.
I'll be along to do the site survey shortly.
Paris because she's looking a bit shagged. Out now.
"Mini-Note 2133 ... priced at $400"
Now in fact as little as $299 stateside as widely reported at the weekend, obviously not remotely reflected in UK pricing.
HP 2133 model code
is a logical extension of the 21MX line which started with HP's first computer, the 2116A.
Pity they lost the PDP-8 based 16 bit architecture along the way.