HP's Mini-Note 2133 sub-notebook is currently available with either pre-installed Windows Vista or SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 only, but the Eee competitor is due to get all-new Windows XP configurations this month, and it looks like early pricing details are starting to leak out.

According to reports, four new mini models preloaded with XP will be available next week. A base 1.2GHz rig with 1GB of RAM and a 120GB disk will run you $729, while the higher end-model bumps things up to 1.6GHz, 2GB of RAM and a 160GB hard drive for about $819 - fairly steep for a "low-cost" sub-notebook. No word on when - or if - HP will switch to Intel's upcoming Atom platform.