HP 2133 Mini-Note Review (Popular Mechanics)

HP Compaq 2133 Mini-Note Glenn Reynolds who is a Contributing Editor for Popular Mechanics, as well as law professor, author, and writer for Instapundit, wrote up a review last week for Popular Mechanics on the 8.9-inch VIA-powered HP 2133 Mini-Note PC. It’s written from the perspective of somebody who needs a “to-go computer” ala the sub-notebok or mini-laptop, for writing on the go.

He compares it to the Asus Eee PC 900 and discusses the keyboard and typing on it:

HP designed the machine around the keypad, which somehow feels bigger than its 92-percent-of-full-size span. And typing feels much, much more comfortable than on the Asus—actually pleasant rather than just serviceable. This is a keyboard for those who can touch-type, as I’ve discovered between sessions writing a book review at the local watering hole on the Mini-Note, and back at home on my Sony Vaio.

He’s been able to average 3.5 – 4 hours with the 6-cell battery (and Windows Vista – XP should help add to that).

Read: Popular Mechanics