Summary: It is bit heavier than I thought, but not as heavy as my 15.4" Laptop (Acer, approx. 7.5 lbs.) It is definitely durable for travel. It doesn't have a CD nor DVD drive but can be hooked to a keyboard, printer or another screen. Although it is only 8.9", it still has 3 USB slots like any other laptop. I prefer flashdrives/thumbnails, esp. when on-the-go. I like how you can change the font sizes on any webpage or document.
Summary: Great little notebook. I use it on vacations. It comes in handy for making reservations, checking road conditions, doing e-mails, ect. I did buy a wireless mouse to use with it. For me it makes scrolling MUCH easier.
Marty Mankins "amateur video and filmmaker", Amazon
10 January 2010
Summary: In the over one year since I have owned this netbook, there's some positives that still remain positives: - the aluminum case is still the biggest plus for this. It's sturdy and doesn't have the cheap feel that some plastic models did. - the hard drive is quiet and at 120gb, is more than enough storage for what I use this netbook for (writing) - the screen resolution is excellent and provides a nice clear view of all icons and programs Now for the not so good.
Summary: About 3 months after I bought this laptop, news broke of defective motherboards. I didn't know this until about 17 months after I bought it. I had all the symptoms I had read about online and at HP's own forums. I called HP, got the run around, and finally got through to a man who wanted to sell me a new motherboard for about $500 - the price of a new HP notebook.
Summary: I made the mistake of buying two (2) of these computers last Christmas for my kids. We have had nothing but problems ever since. First of all, the computers freeze, crash and do not "like" the internet. I will not go into the drama of trying to have these things fixed. Secondly, by the time the kids opened their presents (Christmas Day, imagine!), it had been 30 days since I had purchased the computers, so I could not get a refund.
Unstable systemboard has now crashed - seems to be a common problem
D. Milner, Amazon
12 September 2009
Summary: Loved this PC, do quite a bit of traveling and it was perfect for it. Yes, it ran hot, so I used a cooler. Yes, it was slow in many tasks, but I was running Vista on it. Note the use of the term WAS frequently in this review. Recently, over the last week or so, it has been reluctant to boot at times. Today, it refused to boot at all. No HD activity, just a power light.
Summary: This computer is now the first one I reach for when I want to do anything on a computer--it's my go-to mega-gadget. I've packed up my first HP. I bought both computers myself (three years apart) after months of research and drooling over specs, but the Mini-note is about 6 times the computer in a third of the occupied space. The Mini-note is definitely more cost-effective a purchase than the Pavillion was.
Summary: It's not very fast but it gets the job done. I use it mainly to grab pictures as shot with my Canon 5D and 5D MK2 when in the field. It has built-in wireless so I can connect in my hotel for emailing and internet. Plenty of storage for even a 2 or 3 day shooting assignment. I loaded the Canon software and Gimp for some quick image adjusting. It has plenty of connectivity and comes with Windows XP so no Vista mysteries.
Summary: First, I want to forewarn you, this is a confusing review. Do I like the HP2133 or not? Let's talk about the price that I purchased it for: $299.99 (+$27.69 S&H; I live in Alaska. Your S&H may be less) from TigerDirect. Why does the title say, "WAS amazing?" The day after I purchased this, TigerDirect took that sale price off their website and the Amazon market. I don't think you can get a NEW one from TigerDirect at ANY price. There is a refurb. for $279...