HP Mini 110 (3010ee) Review

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Like what I posted before, HP is refreshing their netbook lineup which also includes the HP Mini 110 (3010ee). If you where an owner of the first HP Mini 110, the old specs was Intel Atom N270 Processor (1.6GHz), 160GB (5400RPM) SATA Hard Drive and uses Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 (shared) for its graphics. Now they upgraded almost all of the component including the graphics accelerator.

The HP Mini 110 has a white lid and the rest is black. It has a 10.1 inches display that has 10 levels of brightness and what’s good about the display of this unit is that it came with an anti-glare feature where you can use the HP Mini outdoors.

If you are used to large screens, then you may need sometime to adjust to the small screen. With a weight of 1.23 KG, this laptop can be carry around in your bag or carrying case.

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You will not see any ODD, which is common to netbooks but it does have a variety of ports which you can connect to different devices. You can see on the right side the power button, 2 USB 2.0 and the network (RJ45 ethernet) port, while on the left are the VGA port, headphone-out/microphone-in combo jack, 1 USB 2.0.

The speaker located on the side of the computer and it has a clear sounds but it is still better to use your own head set when you plan to watch videos or movies. The HP Mini 110 uses chiclet keys and has a 93% functional keyboard but its a cramp for my large hands. Now I know why it says 93% fully functional keyboard, since HP placed only the essential keys and left out the Pageup, pagedown, home and end button.

When I tested the wifi connection, I did have any problem settings it up, since it was able to detect the wifi in our area. Windows® 7 Starter 32-bit is preinstalled OS of the HP Mini and is powered by Intel Atom 450 (1.66 GHZ) which consumes less energy, which is important specially if you are using a 3 cell 27whr Li-ion battery.

The Windows Experience Index (WEI) gives you a low score of 2.4 for the processor and HD will give you 5.9 which is the highest and RAM is at 4.5.

The battery provides 4 hours plus on full charge and the power consumption will always depends on what and how are you using the netbook. What I also like about the HP Mini 110 is the HP QuickWeb software. It’s a mini OS that lets you use the computer without opening or starting Windows 7. It let’s you access the net and other online services.

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Like any other branded computers, there are a lot of bundled software included in the HP Mini, but there are however trial versions that you may need to purchase once the trial period has expired.

These trial software are:

  • Microsoft Works and Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 60-Day Trial Version
  • HP CloudDrive (30-days trial)
  • Symantec Norton Internet Security 2010 (60 days live update)

The HP Mini 110 is only SR 1,199.00 (Saudi Riyals) or if you convert that to peso is only Php 14,388 if the value of peso is 12 per 1 riyal. The HP Mini 110 is just really just a netbook, used for online consumption like browsing, chatting, surfing, accessing and reading email and if you’re on facebook, then you can surely use HP Mini but if you plan to use this for more than those that I mention above, then it will best for you to get a regular laptop than getting a netbook.

For the complete specs, you can click here.

Last modified: September 2, 2010

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HP Mini 110 (3010ee) Review

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