Guess what, gadget fans? We've just got our hands on the first HP Mini-Note 2133 in the UK, and we thought we'd share it with you in these gorgeous pictures. But before we do, we feel it's only right to tell you a little about it.
Physically, it's slightly bigger and heavier than the Eee PC. It too uses an 8.9-inch screen running at 1,280x768, but the larger chassis means the screen looks smaller than it actually is. The upside is that HP's been able to cram in a much bigger keyboard, which -- unlike the Eee's -- is fantastic to type on.
Taking a look around the chassis, you'll find a webcam, twin speakers on either side of the screen, a D-Sub video port, two USB ports, mic and headphone jacks, ExpressCard and SD card readers, and an Ethernet port. There's also a hard-wired switch at the front for activating and de-activating the wireless adaptor.
Unfortunately, it's more a case of style over substance with the Mini-Note. Our sample uses 1GB of RAM alongside a weedy 1.2GHz VIA C7-M CPU, which isn't as quick as the 900MHz Pentium M in the Eee PC. Oh, and it runs Windows Vista, which really doesn't help things on the performance front.
The 2133 is available to order now, priced at £350 with Linux and £410 with Vista. Have a look at the pics and sit tight for an in-depth review in the next couple of days. -Rory Reid
Update: Read our full HP 2133 Mini-Note PC review.