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HP 2133 vs Nokia N810

April 10, 2008

HP 2133 Mini-note PC vs. Nokia N810

I know that both devices are on two different classes. One is a full laptop and another is an internet tablet. Yet both are very similar in one way or another. Both are ultra portable devices with a similar price range (around US$ 400++), both has WiFi, and both of them runs Linux. More important of all, both look sleek.

The HP 2133 clearly wins on terms of screen and keyboard size compared to the N810. It also runs desktop OSes, which opens to a a huge selection of softwares. That is, if you’re OK with running XP or SuSE with a 8.9″ screen on an underpowered processor.

Meanwhile the N810 is a pocketable device, it is smaller and lighter compared to the HP2133. It has bluetooth by default, and a GPS receiver. While it won’t run your garden variety desktop OSes, it is equipped with an Internet Tablet OS and a (limited) set of applications specialized for small touch screen devices.

5 Comments
  1. Dedhi permalink

    ??? My sample of HP 2133 is running Windows Vista Basic.
    HP did not tell me anything about Linux, and certainly the price is above US$500.

  2. @Dedhi:
    The lowest version is $499 running SuSE Linux with a 4GB Flash disk/SSD.

  3. ifachrur permalink

    BTW < Bajaj dikejar Busway, HP 2133 dah dijual bebas belum di JKT yah ?
    Dah Kepincut berat neh..

  4. peter permalink

    This computer has both pros and cons. The design is attractive with a comfortable key board for typing and the design gives the computer an excellent slant for typing. It is much more comforable than computers that sit flat. The portabilty is excellent. The screen is clear, easy to read (after fonts are changed to a bigger size for people who need a litle help seeing up close)The hard drive is a good size. No complaints there.

    The mouse pad took some gettig use to. I found it hard to adjust it so it could be controlled without frustration. The right and left keys being split on both sides of the mouse is inconvient but liveable.

    I found it to be a bit slow, which supprised me with the memory it has, and desided to remove Windows Vista Business(which I don’t like anyway)I put XP Professional on the computer. It made all the difference in the world. It sped up the computer greatly. The processor may just not be equipped to run Windows Vista well. At any rate the trade off was alright as Vista in my opinion is nothing but problems anyway.

    Videos run fine on it. The sound is good. I did not have the issue with videos that another person has complained about in his or her review.

    The machine gets a bit warm so be aware that operating it in your lap means being mindful of not blocking the vents on the bottom. It also has a vent on the left side but I would not recommend ignoring those bottom vents with the way the computer becomes warm.

    It has Office 2007 on the computer but it is only a trial version which runs out. I simply put my 2003 version on the computer and uninstalled the 2007 version. I don’t find this to be a con as hardly any computers come with Office to begin with.

    For the manner in which I will be using it for my business travel I find it to be an overall nice computer. It is a travel computer only as I have a 17 inch HP for home use. I am happy with this computer after the change I made in operating systems and will look forward to using it on the road.

    I love HP 2133 .

  5. Good info… thanks sir, keep sharing… :)

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