HP’s New Mini-Notebook Gets Panned
"On paper the 1.6GHz VIA C7-M processor should provide excellent speed for general computing tasks," said Notebook Review's JerryJ. "In reality, web pages rendered slower than expected, multi-tasking was painfully slow, and most processor-hungry applications like Photoshop or video encoding software just didn't like the VIA processor."
The rumor going around pre-launch is that HP might launch 2 versions of the mini-notebook, one powered by VIA and the more expensive by Intel. It could simply be that HP is working on either an Atom powered version or a more traditional ULV-Core CPU-powered version. We’re hoping that this is one of those rumors that comes true because the 2113 is certainly an attractive mini-notebook and other than the platform, it has a lot going for it.