HP has announced the release of the Eee PC rival named HP 2133 Mini-Note PC. Like Eee PC, even the 2133 Mini-Note is targeted at school students.
Key features of the HP 2133 Mini-Note PC include:
Anodized aluminum shell that is sleek and sturdy yet lightweight.
HP DuraKeys, featuring a clear coating applied over the notebook keyboard that protects the finish and printed letters and characters.
An HP 3D DriveGuard, which sends a signal to shut down the hard drive upon sudden movement or shock by using a three-axis digital accelerometer chip.
Scratch-resistant display and magnesium hinge bracket.
An 8.9-inch diagonal WXGA display, user-friendly full keyboard (QWERTY) and touchpad.
Ability to view video, still-image capture, web conferencing or video-enhanced instant messaging with no additional hardware to buy or carry.
An optional integrated VGA webcam enables video and still-image capture to allow the addition of photos and video clips to presentations, documents and email.
Two battery solutions – three-cell for lightest-weight configurations or optional six-cell for longer battery life.
Wireless technologies such as integrated Wi-Fi Certified WLAN and optional Bluetooth, allowing students to access the Internet as well as communicate via email, IM, chat, VOIP and blogging.
The wireless technologies also enable connections at hotspots as well as with Bluetooth devices such as printers, mice and headsets.
Optional Absolute Software’s Computrace allows IT professionals to work with local law enforcement to track and help recover stolen or missing computers, inventory computers district wide and detect changes in hardware and software.
“Education shouldn’t end at the bell,” said Jeri Callaway, vice president and general manager, Personal Systems Group – Americas, HP. “HP believes providing each student with an affordable, creative multimedia tool like the HP Mini will better prepare them to live, learn and work in an information-rich society.”
HP’s 2133 Mini-Note PC is now available in the US, starting from $500.