Overall the HP 2133 Mini-Note is a solid, light weight, well built machine. It should perform well for the target market with the noted exception of battery life with the 3-cell battery. Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop comes with all the productivity software a student should need along with the essential Internet tools. While the price tag is a little higher than similar sized models from ASUS and others, you definitely get additional value for the money.
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HP 2133 Mini-Note model KX869AT
$599 as tested from http://shopping.hp.com
$129 for 6-cell batteryThis article was first published on LinuxPlanet.com.