HP’s new Mini 110 has been rocking the test bench of our friends over at LaptopMag, and the 10-inch netbook has not disappointed. Described as “the company’s best netbook for consumers yet”, the Mini 110 scores points for its excellent keyboard and extra ports over the previous-gen Mini 1000, but loses love for the awkward mouse buttons.
The fact that HP dropped the Mini 1000’s edge-to-edge glass display also meets with disapproval, and the overall increased heft from the last gen model is disappointing. However at least HP have used the extra space to good advantage: there’s now a standard VGA port and three, not just two, USB 2.0 ports.
It’s not the cheapest netbook, but at $329 it’s still well priced, even if you have to budget another $40 to upgrade the standard 3-cell battery (good for 2:45 runtime) to the 6-cell. Sadly LaptopMag couldn’t test the Broadcom Crystal HD Enhanced Video Accelerator, and the new Syncables app – which promises to synchronize data between the Mini 110 and your normal PC – wouldn’t install.