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HP Mini Note 1000 Spotted

We've been holding out for details of an updated HP 2133 Mini Note for a while now, and it seems it hasn't been in vain. There's precious little information to go by, but the 'leak' appeared on HP's shopping site so at least we can safely assume it's genuine.

We know then, that the Mini Note 1000 will weigh under 2.5lbs (1.3Kg) and have a chassis under one inch (2.5cm) thick. After that we're in speculative territory although a few details are revealed by the imagery, such as the $399.00 starting price.

It's seems pretty clear the Mini Note 1000 will boast a larger screen than the 2133 version, assuming they share a chassis, as the bezel is notably reduced. Hopefully the resolution will remain as relatively high as the previous version - preferably being upped (slightly) to 1,280 x 800.

If we're lucky HP will either have made the jump to Intel's Atom platform, or be the first to implement VIA's Nano CPU. The latter would be interesting to see in a netbook format, as so far we've only seen desktop systems sporting the chip.

Eyes peeled, people, there's bound to be more details emerging over the next few days.

ilovethemonkeyhead

October 27, 2008, 9:06 pm

i still see a windows key

basicasic

October 27, 2008, 10:46 pm

You forgot to mention its available in black and starts at $399.99.

Hugo

October 27, 2008, 11:11 pm

"a few details are revealed by the imagery, such as the $399.00 starting price."

GherkingTR

October 27, 2008, 11:37 pm

Fantastic. Been holding on for this update. The netbook with the best keyboard and screen, now with an Atom perhaps?

Greg17b

October 28, 2008, 12:44 am

I'll never buy another HP after their absolutely terrible service following a serious hardware failure on the dv2000 series, amongst others.





http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfr...





http://forums13.itrc.hp.com/se...

Guest

October 28, 2008, 3:58 am

I definitely hope they'll go the VIA route for added variety. I suggest they use VIA Nano U2400 (1.3 GHz) + VX800 + 2 GB RAM + Optional S3 ULP discrete GPU.

tedj

October 28, 2008, 7:09 pm

Greg, what you reference is not a HP problem per se - its the Nvidia chip issue. HP is covering the faulty nvidia product even if nvidia will not, and the problem is with nvidia products in all types of machines - Dell, IBM, etc.





Google "nvidia chip problem" for more information.

Greg17b

October 29, 2008, 2:09 am

tedj - I'm not doubting that it is an Nvidia problem. However, whilst HP is making a blanket claim against Nvidia, they are only undertaking a product recall for models where there is a certain threshold of complaints. If there are not enough complaints they do not recal that model number and will happily pocked the Nvidia compensation whilst not paying out to their customers.

Gnormie

October 29, 2008, 3:23 am

Greg - Every manufacturer is doing that... if you level those complaints against HP you would also have to against every other major notebook manufacturer including Dell, Apple etc. And who can blame them? If it isn't broken don't fix it and for the majority of people these nvidia cards will keep working without fault, so why spend time and resources replacing something that may potentially never be a problem?

Greg17b

October 30, 2008, 10:06 am

You're missing the point. It isn't a potential problem - it is a real problem. Hardware has failed. It IS broken, so FIX IT.





How a company can recall one product and not another when they have identical components, software and BIOS but were just manufactured in a different month is beyond me. A month around which recalls HAVE been made for other months, both before and after.

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