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HP Mini 2140

alaTest has collected and analyzed 205 reviews of HP Mini 2140. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviews about the portability and size are on the whole positive. The design and usability are also appreciated. The sound and energy efficiency get negative reviews. Reviews are divided on the screen.

performance, usability, design, size, portability

image quality, touchpad, energy, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP Mini 2140 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP Mini 2140

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of HP Mini 2140 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the connectivity and screen. The portability and usability also get good feedback, but many are less positive about the design.

performance, usability, portability, screen, connectivity

design

67% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Mini 2140 Notebook PC Atom (N270) 1.6GHz 2GB 160GB 10.1 inch LCD Wifi BT Webcam Vista Home BasicHP Mini 2140 Notebook PC Atom (N270) 1.6GHz 2GB 160GB 10.1 inch LCD Wifi BT Webcam Vista Home Basic

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HP Mini 2140

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 user reviews of HP Mini 2140 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the reliability and portability. The design and performance also get good views. Many are critical about the sound and energy efficiency. Reviews are divided on the size.

usability, performance, design, portability, reliability

energy, sound

70% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP 2140 Mini-Note - Atom N270 / 1.6 GHz - RAM 2 GB - HDD 160 GB - GMA 950 - Gigabit Ethernet - WLAN : Bluetooth 2.0 EDR, 802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) - VisHP 2140 Mini-Note - Atom N270 / 1.6 GHz - RAM 2 GB - HDD 160 GB - GMA 950 - Gigabit Ethernet - WLAN : Bluetooth 2.0 EDR, 802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) - Vis

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: J. Simon Leitner (notebookcheck.net)

Review HP Mini 2140 Netbook

 

Netbook with style. Following the Mini 2133 and the Mini 701, HP'

Attractive case; Robust aluminium chassis; Gigabit LAN, BT 2.0 available; ExpressCard 54 slot; Pleasant keyboard; Bright LED display; Low noise emission; Can reach good battery life

Minor flaws in build quality; No UMTS version available; Strongly reflecting display; Only 576 pixel vertically

Every 10" device also putting an emphasis on a dignified outer appearance, e.g. the new Asus Eee 1002HA, or the Samsung NC10. Rather not: the Acer Aspire One D150.

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: ZDNet (zdnet.com)

HP Mini 2140

 

The HP Mini 2140 is the business netbook to beat.

Solid metal construction, Full ExpressCard/54 slot, Big keyboard

Odd resolution loses a few pixels, No mobile-broadband options (yet), Awkward mouse button placement

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: Christopher Null (wired.com)

Review: HP Mini 2140

 

Third time's a charm? HP tries yet again to crack the netbook market, and its third endeavor is its best entry yet. HP Mini 2140...

ExpressCard and SD media reader slots. Amazing battery life. Exceptional design aesthetics. Loaded with features trickling down from higher-end laptops

Touchpad too far south; flush design means fingers keep slipping off the bottom. Side-mounted buttons still too awkward for extended use. More expensive than a netbook should be

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: Jerry Jackson (NotebookReview.com)

HP Mini 2140 Review

 

The low-cost ultraportable notebook or "netbook" market might have exploded in 2008, but HP plans to take the top spot in 2009 with the all new Mini 2140. This business-grade netbook features a 10.1-inch screen, a remarkably large keyboard, a high...

Excellent build quality (BEST in class) ; Great keyboard (BEST in class) ; ExpressCard slot offers fantastic expansion possibilities ; Multiple configuration options

Base configuration has low-resolution screen ; Strange location for touchpad buttons ; Screen is too reflective due to second glossy protective layer

As it stands now, if you're willing to put up with the lower resolution screen the Mini 2140 is probably the best netbook on the market. However, if you're willing to wait for HP to offer a higher resolution screen later this year you will be even happier

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

HP Mini 2140

 

The HP Mini 2140's sexy aluminum chassis is carried over from the 2133 Mini-Note, but HP has dumped the VIA parts in favor of Intel's Atom platform.

Edge-to-edge glass screen. Option for highest resolution on a 10-inch widescreen. Big battery option. Very good battery life from the three-cell battery. 92 percent keyboard. ExpressCard slot.

Mouse buttons are adjacent to the touchpad.

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Jan, 2009

Expert review by: Darren Gladstone (pcworld.com)

Mini 2140

 

Performance and battery life test results updated 1/15, 11:30 a.m. PDT

Premium model features speedy hard drive Rugged design and aluminum frame

Awkwardly placed mouse buttons

The only major downer involves a limited capacity to accommodate external devices. The machine has a few handy ports such as an SDHC flash card reader, VGA-out, an ethernet jack and two USB ports. But the USB ports are located on either side of the...

Jan, 2009

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Joanna Stern (laptopmag.com)

HP Mini 2140

 

This affordable, business-class netbook offers long battery life, durability, and a first-rate keyboard.

Six-cell battery provides more than 7 hours runtime ; Spacious, comfortable keyboard ; Durable chassis ; Fast recharging times

Poorly placed mouse buttons ; 16:9 aspect ratio limits on-screen text ; Underside gets warm

To accommodate the spacious keyboard, HP kept the same touchpad and buttons as on the 2133 Mini-Note. At 2.3 x 1.1 inches, the Mini 2140's touchpad is very narrow, requiring more movement and backtracking than we would like. Also, HP retained the...

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: Darren Gladstone (pcworld.com)

HP HP Mini 2140 Laptop Review

 

Premium model features speedy hard drive ; Rugged design and aluminum frame

Awkwardly placed mouse buttons

The HP Mini 2140 netbook improves on the earlier Mini 2133, but it retains its predecessor's awkward mouse buttons.

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

HP Mini 2140 reviewed, very loved

 

No sooner does HP announce the Mini 2140 than we get reviews from two lucky outlets who seemed to have fallen in love with the netbook. While it retains the st...

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: InsideHW (insidehw.com)

Expert Review

 

In accordance with ASUS philosophy of presenting new devices in short periods of time, not long after the first Fonepad, new models, Fonepad Note 6 and Fonepad 7, have been announced. Unfortunately, f... Mechanical keyboard are conceptual way of going...

May, 2010

Product Specifications

Small wonder, big possibilities, the ideal companion PC for the highly mobile professional, this fully functional HP Mini comes with all the features to keep you ultra-productive while staying ultra-mobile. The HP Mini 2140 is designed to go where you go without weighing you down. Don't be fooled by its size; this small wonder keeps you ultra-productive.

Audio

Audio system:HD / High-definition audio
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Audio Input

Type:Stereo microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Battery life (max):28 / 3 / 4
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3
Run Time (Up To):4hour(s)/8.5hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:512KB

Certificates

Certification:Energy Star / ENERGY STAR qualified
Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Silver

Design

Color of product:Black / Silver
Product type:Netbook

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:6.5in
Height:1.1in
Weight:2.6lbs
Width:10.3in

Disk Drive

Hard disk controller:SATA
Hard disk drive type:160 GB / 160 GB 5400 rpm SATA

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:10.1
Display Resolution:1024 x 576
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:10.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):25.7cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 576
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter power:65
Power supply:65

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Hard Drive

Hard disk controller:SATA
Hard disk drive type:160 GB / 160 GB 5400 rpm SATA

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:United States
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:2140 Mini-Note
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad

Keyboard

Keyboard type:92% / 92% full-sized keyboard / 92% of full-size keyboard
Pointing device:Touchpad

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:533MHz

Memory

Internal memory:1 / 2
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2
Memory clock speed:800
Memory layout:1 x 1
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM
Memory upgrade:2

Miscellaneous

Manufacturer Selling Program:HP Smart Buy

Modem

Type: None

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 1000
Networking features:10/100/1000 NIC / Gigabit Ethernet / Marvell Ethernet (10/100/1000) / Marvell Ethernet Integrated Controller (10/100/1000)
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR/802.11a/b/g / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 60

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Optical Storage

Type: None

OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Business/Windows Vista Home Basic
Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Business/Microsoft Windows Vista Business / XP Professional downgrade/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic/Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

Other Features

Battery Type:3-cell (28 WHr) high capacity Lithium-Ion
Dimensions (WxDxH):10.3 x 6.54 x 1.05
Display:TFT
Expansion Slots:1 Express Card/54; 1 secure digital / Slots available for additional devices: 1 ExpressCard/54 slot, 1 Secure Digital (SD) slot
Graphics:GMA 950
Graphics adapter:GMA 950
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Manageability features:HP 3D DriveGuard
Minimum RAM:1 / 1000
Modem Type:No modem included
Multi-bay devices:Multibay II / Optional external Multibay II devices
Multimedia:ADI1984HD High Definition CODEC; 24-bit DAC; Integrated stereo speakers; Stereo headphone/line out; Stereo microphone in
Power Requirements:65W HP Smart AC Adapter, HP Fast Charge / External 65W HP Smart AC Adapter, HP Fast Charge\n3-cell (28 WHr) Lithium-Ion battery
Size:10.3
Weight:2.6 / Weight varies by configuration and component.\nStarting at 2.6 lb
Weight (imperial):2.6 / Weight varies by configuration and component.\nStarting at 2.6 lb
Wireless option type:Y
Wireless Technology:802.11b/g / IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n / IEEE 802.11a/b/g / IEEE 802.11b/g

Performance

GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: Yes
Headphone outputs:1
I/O ports:2 USB 2.0 ports, VGA, stereo microphone in, stereo headphone/line out, power connector, RJ-45 / 2 USB 2.0; 1 microphone in; 1 headphone/line-out; 1 external VGA monitor; 1 RJ-45; 1 AC power
Microphone in: Yes
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter power:65
Power supply:65

Processor

Bus type:FSB
Chipset:Intel 945GSE
Clock Speed:1.6GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):12
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Manufacturer:Intel
Motherboard chipset:Intel 945GSE
Number of Processing Die Transistors:47
Processing die size:26
Processor:N270
Processor cache:0.5
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Diamondville
Processor cores:1
Processor family:Intel Pentium Mobile
Processor frequency:1.6
Processor front side bus:533
Processor lithography:45
Processor model:N270
Processor Number:N270
Processor operating modes:32-bit
Processor Series:Intel Atom N200 series
Processor socket:Socket F (1207)
Processor threads:2
Stepping:C0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):2.5
Tjunction:90
Type:Atom

Processor special features

Embedded options available: Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Intel 64:N
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: No
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:36331
Processor code:SLB73
Processor package size:22
Supported instruction sets:SSE2, SSE3
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

RAM

Installed Size:1GB/2GB
Max Supported Size:2GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Security management:Configuration Control Hardware; Memory Change Alert; Ownership Tag; Setup Password; Power-On Password; Kensington Lock Slot / Kensington Lock Slot
Security management description:Configuration Control Hardware; Memory Change Alert; Ownership Tag; Setup Password; Power-On Password; Kensington Lock Slot / Kensington Lock Slot

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Software

Bundled software:HP Recovery Manager (Windows Vista)\nRoxio Creator 9\nMicrosoft Office Ready 2007\nSuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 / HP Recovery Manager, Roxio Creator 9, Microsoft Office Ready 2007, SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10\n / Preloaded software: HP Recovery Manager (Windows Vista only), Roxio Creator 9, Microsoft Office Ready 2007, SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 / Roxio Creator 9, Microsoft Office Ready 2007, SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10
Drivers included: Yes
Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.
Operating system installed:Linux / Windows Vista Business / Windows Vista Home Basic / Windows XP Home Edition

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:160
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:160

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:160GB
Notebook Type:Netbook

Video

Video card features:Mobile Intel GMA 950

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 950

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:6.54
Height:1.05
Weight:2.62
Width:10.3