Excerpt: With HP releasing HP Mini 210 today , we look back at its predecessor - the HP Mini 110 . HP Mini 110-3547 specs: 10.1" diagonal matte LED display (1024 x 600 WSVGA) Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 3150 (shared) 6-cell Li-Ion Battery Pack (5.5-hour battery life) 3 USB ports and 2-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader (SD/SDHC) 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth support 93% Full-Sized Island-Style Keyboard Weighs only 3.0 lbs.
Conclusion: A good-sized keyboard and the glare-free screen make this a good choice if you’re often on the move and a chunky build promises to protect from wear, tear and the odd bang. The weight can be heavy – particularly with the bigger, longer-lasting battery whilst the touchpad is a little annoying and the mouse buttons are fiddly to use. WANT TO KNOW WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A MINI-LAPTOP?
Conclusion: Performance on the 110 is similar to most netbook we’ve tested . Windows 7 gave it a Windows rating of 2.2 because of its 954G graphics throughput but the CPU wasn’t too far behind scoring 2.3. PCMark scored 438 in Audio/Video Multi-tasking and 0.66 in Web Page Rendering- about average for notebooks with the 1.6GHz Atom CPU.
Summary: With a retail price of around Â£280, the HP mini 110 (NB-1006TU_09) is worth considering if you're after a very portable and relatively easy to use netbook; it looks good, too. You can also save some money by opting for the Linux version, which costs considerably less, but has a 16GB solid-state drive instead of a 160GB hard drive.
Summary: Assuming the 6-cell battery on the Mini 110 gets close to the 6-hour runtime claim, the Mini 110 will be one of the better netbook bargains at $369. We’re still not fans of the vertical touchpad buttons, but HP has made several welcome improvements while still delivering one of the best netbook keyboards around.
Pros: Excellent keyboard, New color options, Bigger faster hard drive than Mini 1000, Full-size VGA port and added USB port, Loud speakers,
Cons: Awkward mouse buttons, Six-cell battery not standard, No more edge-to-edge glass display,
Summary: Overall the Rogers HP Mini 110 is a solid netbook. It’s quick, quiet, and does the job it’s intended to do. Having the ability to surf the web using your cell’s SIM card is a huge bonus and gives you a new sense of freedom. Yes there are a few minor issues with the touch pad and SIM card placement, but they can be overlooked. A strong netbook overall, one that is perfect for those on the go.