I like these little netbook-type notebooks from HP. I’m still waiting for the MIE version of the Mini 1000, but I’d much rather have the 2140 with its all aluminum casing. The 10.1-inch LED-backlit screen, Intel Atom proc, 80GB SSD (or 160GB HDD), 3D DriveGuard (accelerometer shenanigans to protect your hard drive) and 2.6 pound frame are well worth the $499 price tag. You can pick from Vista, XP or SuSE Linux for an OS. I’d much prefer the MIE interface, but you can’t win em all.