I love my HP MIni 2140

I've had it for a couple of weeks and it just keeps getting better. I can say that Ubuntu 8.10 runs better on the 2140 than the 1000. Couple of things to note, Suspend and resume just works, webcam works great with skype and cheese, external mic does not work under either the 2140 or 1000, OS responds better (I think it is due to hard drive speed) and fan is quieter on the 2140 than the 1000. Also, I am experiencing less heat with the 2140. I can vouch for the headphone volume being excellent. I watched a movie today while flying and it was great. I've had issues with other laptops not having adequate volume in noisy environments, even with in the ear headphones. The 2140 had no issue with VLC volume not even half way up. Another great feature of the 2140 that the 1000 does not have, is a powered USB port. Most people would wonder what this is used for. HP has released a few other laptops with the powered USB port, such ad the NC4000. I have a DVDRW drive that I got with the nc4000 that requires this type of port and it works great with the 2140.

7 Response to "I love my HP MIni 2140"

  1. Akichika says:

    Hello. Nice to meet you from Japan :)
    I am planning to buy HP Mini 2140. So, can I ask you something about it?
    You wrote that the external microphone did not work on Ubuntu, but how about the internal microphone on Ubuntu? Do you think that MIE runs on the HP Mini 2140?
    I am sorry for my terrible English.

    philwil says:

    I know that it works with a USB headset, have not tried with microphone port. Will do so when I get a chance, but traveling and don't have one with me.

    andif62 says:

    I´ve also installed Ubuntu 8.10 on my Mini 2140. Everything is going fine besides the fan. What I would really like to see is an effective way to reduce fan speed. Even when the unit has just started up the fan is rather noisy ;-(

    philwil says:

    I wonder if you have a hardware issue. The fan is not loud and does not run that much on my 2140. How about under windows xp?

    philwil

    philwil says:

    Akichika,
    I have not tried MIE on the 2140, but I might. If I do, will post on the blog. The internal works fine and a USB headset works fine.

    philwil

    andif62 says:

    @Akichika: I´ve tried MIE on my 2140 but changed to regular Ubuntu because hardware is much better supported

    @philwil: don´t think it´s a hardware issue. The same happens under XP. Think HP´s trying to be on the safer side...

    andif62 says:

    @Akichita: internal microphone is working very well under Ubuntu 8.10. Tried it under Skype and can tell that it´s much more sensitive than the microphone of my Eee PC 1000H

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