January 6, 2008 HP has expanded its Mini line with the 2140 Notebook PC, available later this month from USD$499. The lightweight 2140 accommodates a range of hard-drive options, including a high-capacity 80GB solid-state drive.
The notebook’s 10.1-inch (diagonal) Illumi-Lite LED screen is available in standard def or high def, and the QWERTY keyboard is 92% full-sized. The laptop uses a low-power Intel Atom processor, and includes integrated Wi-Fi Certified WLAN, a VGA webcam, and optional Bluetooth 2.0.
The keyboard is protected by HP DuraKeys, which provides 50 times more resistance to visible wear, and the body and screen are covered by the HP Panel Protection System. When it comes to more extreme damage, like falls or shocks, the HP 3D DriveGuard shuts the hard drive down automatically, reducing harm.
Users can choose between two battery options - the lighter three-cell configuration, or the longer-lasting six-cell configuration. Also on the table is a variety of accessories, including a USB Docking Station, USB-powered Mobile Audio Speakers, and a USB optical disk drive.