HP says netbook can run for up to 8 hours between charges

Mini 2140 offers six-cell 'all day' battery as an option; conventional unit should last four hours

Pricing starts at US$499 for the XP Home model with 1GB of RAM, the 160GB hard drive, the three-cell battery and a one-year warranty. Thornton said an XP Pro version costs US$649 with 2GB of RAM, the 160GB drive and the six-cell battery.

The 2140 will sport the same 92 percent-of-full-size keyboard as the 2133, along with a DuraKeys coating that provides protection against spills and UV rays, Thornton said. He added that if the new netbook is dropped, an accelerometer detects the fall and removes the hard drive heads from the disk in order to avoid damaging it and reduce the potential for data loss.

The system also includes a fast-charge mode that should charge its battery to 90 percent capacity within 90 minutes, according to Thornton.

Join the newsletter!


Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags netbookslaptop batteries

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Eric Lai

Show Comments

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles


PCW Evaluation Team

Tom Sellers


This smart laptop was enjoyable to use and great to work on – creating content was super simple.

Lolita Wang


It really doesn’t get more “gaming laptop” than this.

Jack Jeffries


As the Maserati or BMW of laptops, it would fit perfectly in the hands of a professional needing firepower under the hood, sophistication and class on the surface, and gaming prowess (sports mode if you will) in between.

Taylor Carr


The MSI PS63 is an amazing laptop and I would definitely consider buying one in the future.

Christopher Low

Brother RJ-4230B

This small mobile printer is exactly what I need for invoicing and other jobs such as sending fellow tradesman details or step-by-step instructions that I can easily print off from my phone or the Web.

Aysha Strobbe

Microsoft Office 365/HP Spectre x360

Microsoft Office continues to make a student’s life that little bit easier by offering reliable, easy to use, time-saving functionality, while continuing to develop new features that further enhance what is already a formidable collection of applications

Featured Content

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?