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HP launches Asus Eee PC killer

Linux and Vista versions available

Following in the footsteps of the Asus Eee PC and the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) XO is the HP Mini. Like its counterparts, the new HP 2133 Mini-Note PC is initially being targetted at students and prices will start from $499 (£250).

See also: HP 2133 Mini-Note ultramobile PC review

Measuring 6.5x1.05x10.04in with an 8.9in display, HP's 2133 Mini Note PC is available in a Linux version features a 1GHz VIA processor and 512MB of RAM or a Vista machine, which is priced at $749 (£375) and uses a 1.6GHz processor and 2GB of RAM.

Very few details are available, but the 2133 Mini Note PC will also feature Wi-Fi connectivity and optional extras including a web cam and Bluetooth connection.

"We are able to offer students a portable, yet affordable, creative notebook PC that better prepares them to live, learn, and work in an information-rich environment," said Carol Hess Nickels, director of business notebook marketing, personal systems group, HP.

HP's Mini Note PC

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