Sal Cangeloso over at Geek.com has posted a quick review of the HP 2133 Mini-Note.
The topic of why Ultra Mobile PCs (UMPCs) never took off in the numbers and speed in which the netbook / sub-notebook has been debated quite often, in many forums. Most UMPCs were Tabled-based and had no physical keyboards, and most were priced fairly high (around $1000 USD or so, give or take several hundred dollars).
There were plenty of people interested in something smaller than a mainstream laptop (and even smaller than the 13.3-inc and below laptops we discuss here at Small-Laptops.com), but UMPCs were seen by some as being too limited as far as usability was concerned (at least for their needs). As Sal points out, the HP 2133 Mini-Note is changing how people view smaller devices, even if they aren’t the classic UMPCs that conformed to Microsoft’s Origami project a few years ago:
Overall the HP 2133 Mini-Note is one of the most usable devices in its size category….. In many ways the 2133 is a more mainstream version of the ultra-low cost PC (or subnotebook, whatever you want to call it) it will appeal to users who would never have looked twice at a UMPC.