New Mini netbook on the way from HP

Shawn Farner - Jan 6, 2009
New Mini netbook on the way from HP

HP has announced a new addition to their Mini line of netbooks, the Mini 2140.  This new Mini has a sleek looking design due to its all-aluminum case, though its specs are typical for most netbooks.  Check out the rest of the post for more details and a couple more pictures.

The HP Mini 2140 touts a 10.1-inch LED display and a widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio.  The keyboard size is 92 percent when compared to a full-size QWERTY keyboard, which means you shouldn’t notice much of a drop in typing speed when jumping from your desktop to the Mini.  The device packs an 80 GB solid-state drive, which is a lot more SSD space than most other netbooks offer.  The Mini runs on the Intel Atom (surprise) and weighs in at roughly 2.6 lbs.

Other features on the Mini include an intergrated VGA webcam and HP’s 3D DriveGuard, which senses sudden movement or shock and shuts the hard drive down to prevent damage.  Sifting through the press release, we found no mention of the Atom’s processing speed, nor did we find any mention of how much RAM will be included in the Mini 2140.  Hopefully we’ll be provided those answers at CES.  The Mini 2140 will retail for $499.95 and is expected later this month.

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