Netbook Review – LG X110

Being one of the many commuter-less home office employees, I found myself plagued with an all too common problem – getting stuck in my office at all hours of the day and night, whether working, researching or writing. Even with the many laptops at my disposal, detaching any of them from the multiple USB, Video and Printer connections became a daunting task. The laptop just was no longer the portable machine for which it was designed.

Enter the new Netbook concept. The Netbook is designed for portability, and while you can connect it to many peripherals, my choice is to use it in an ultra-portable blackberry-like capacity. With its 2 pound and 10 inches in width, I can easily pop it in my purse and go anywhere, or sit in front of the TV with the family and do a bit of research.

I chose the LG over the other available models mainly for the reputation of the name and the 160 Gig hard drive, although the added bonus of Bluetooth compatibility did not hurt the cause. The screen is a generous 10 inches from corner to corner and scrolling through the web is easy and seamless. The processor is micro in size and much less than most laptops currently offer, however the priority here is size and web use, and it seems more than willing to stand up to the task of that. (http://www.pcpro.co.uk/reviews/202845/intel-atom.html)

The graphics are sharp and crisp and easy to read, and the keyboard fit nicely into my hands enabling me to squeak out my 70 words per minute if needed. Connectivity was a breeze and one of the higher end features of the LG.

Overall this is a great little accessory; small enough to take anywhere and sharp enough to assist me in eeking out more blogs, books or emails on the go. Perfect for the business person who spends way too much time in front of the computer screen and isolated. Hey, we can only solve one issue at a time here. Happy surfing!!

Price: $449 (can) – www.futureshop.ca


Specs (http://ae.lge.com/products/model/detail/x110.jhtml#) :
• Processor Intel® Atom™ Processor N270, 1.6GHz, 533MHz FSB, 512KB L2 Cache
• Operating System Genuine Windows Vista® Home Basic
• Chipset Mobile Intel®945 GSE Express Chipset
• System Memroy 512MB /1GB (DDR2 533MHz, Embedded single channel)
• Display 10″ WSVGA LED(Hannstar)
• Graphics Intel® GMA 950
• HDD 80GB/120GB/160GB (2.5″ SATA )
• Wireless Intel® 802.11b/g
• WLAN Antenna Dual Quad-band Antenna
• LAN 10/100MB Ethernet
• Bluetooth *Yes (Bluetooth v2.0+EDR)Optional
• Webcam LG Smart Cam(1.3M Pixel)
• Audio SRS WOW HD, SRS TruSurround XT,Stereo Speakers (2W/ch)
• Security HDD Security, Kensington Lock
• Keyboard 82 keys
• Pointing Device Touchpad with Scroll Function
• Expansion Slot
• Multimedia Card Slot 4-in-1 (SD, MMC, MS, MS pro)
• Input/Output Port 3xUSB, VGA, RJ45, Mic-in, HP-out
• Battery 3Cell(Li-Ion), 6Cell(Li-Ion, Optional)
• AC Adapter 65W
• Pre-installed IP Operator, LG Magnifier, Cyberink YouCam, SRS Trusurroun HD, , Norton Anti-virus, Connection manager(3G only)
• CD/DVD Titles LG Recovery CD, DVD, HSPA Installation CD (3G only)
• Dimensions(WxDxH) 261.8 x 180 x 19~31 mm
• Weight 1.19kg (with a standard battery)

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