LG X110 Netbooks: Internet On The Go

Posted by Simpur | Posted in , , , , | Posted on Friday, December 05, 2008


As laptops get smaller and lighter, there seems to be a certain need to be always connected to the Internet, especially for those on the move. Having WiFi on a notebook is very much the standard now, but you're not always guaranteed a WiFi connection every where you go.

Enter the increasingly popular 'Netbook' type of notebooks. Also known as a UMPC (Ultra Mobile Personal Computer), Netbooks give you the mobility and Internet connectivity whenever you want it as it has 3G SIM Card slots built into it. As long as you're subscribed to a mobile broadband service like DSTCom's Go!broadband, then you're good to go!

Netbooks nowadays are clever enough to detect the best possible connection to the Internet, so when there's no WiFi detected, it will automatically switch to your 3G connections.

There are tons of Netbooks currently in the market, but we recently had the chance to test (& play) with one of the latest by LG, the X110.

Key Features;
  • 10″ 1024 X 600 LCD LED Backlit
  • 259 mm/180 mm/31 mm (width/height/dimension)
  • Intel Atom N270 CPU 1.6GHz
  • 1.19kg
  • 1GB DDR2 RAM
  • 802.11b/g WiFi
  • 160GB HDD
  • Bluetooth 2.0
  • Windows XP
  • 6cell (Li-Ion) Battery
  • Wide Keyboard
  • 4-in-1 Card Reader, 3x USB 2.0
  • 1.3M Pixel Webcam
  • 3G / GPS

As you might have noticed from the specifications, the X110 is very well equipped for your mobile computing needs, especially for such a tiny machine.

The model we reviewed featured a 6cell battery, which lasted more than 3 and a half hours , a great feat for a notebook of its size and kind. It's also packed with a 160GB hard drive and 1GB of RAM, more than enough memory and storage for the average traveling user.

The 3G Internet connection is managed by the Ericsson Wireless Manager 5 application which was simple to use. Simply slot your 3G SIM Card into the slot below the battery and launch the application.

You can even send and receive SMS and MMS via this panel and also manage/create your phone book too.

As DST's Go!broadband settings is not available by default, you will have to create a new Profile and fill in the details as shown above. The password is "internet" (without the "").

Overall, we enjoyed every minute reviewing this netbook. It was such a joy to use, convenient to carry around, and most importantly, a great value for your money.

The LG X110 is available at Incomm for B$1099.00 with further discounts if you use your DST Card.