updated 01:35 pm EST, Tue January 20, 2009
HP Mini 2140 Available
HP today quietly signaled availability of the Mini 2140 on its site and has confirmed the specifications of the netbook in the process. The stock $499 entry model is now known to be a relatively high-end offering with 1GB of memory, a 160GB 5,400RPM hard drive, 802.11n Wi-Fi and Windows XP Home. More advanced ready-model models add Vista Home Basic or Business, as much as 2GB of memory and a 7,200RPM disk.
While no pre-specified systems come equipped with alternative operating systems or other options mentioned during the initial launch, custom-order options are available for SuSE Linux and FreeDOS as well as an 80GB solid-state drive and a 6-cell battery. Prices top out at $779.