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.

Comments (4)

This netbook is suitable for bmobile zoom broadband the most. Because bmobile zoom broadband can do internet and do sms or mms even calling. Not Dst go broadband that strictly only internet usage. I mean with bmobile zoom operator can do more not just surfing internet but texting and mms on this netbook. Hope you all understand what im saying. Thank you.

Guys nice take on the LG110, however UMPC and Netbooks are not the same. A netbook is a sub sub notebook with keyboard and no touchscreen (typically). UMPCs are keyboard-less tablet like devices with touchscreens. Yes they are relatively new terms but UMPCs are generally more niche devices having higher prices and netbooks are typically low cost/small/light notebooks.

As with most netbooks, the specs will all be very similar, Atom based N270 (though the new N280 is in newer products) with 1GB RAM, 160GB HDD, Wireless 802.11(b/g), 1.3M Webcam, Windows XP. Screen sizes typically 10" and 8.9".

Also saying for a 6 cell Atom powered netbook having good battery life of more than 3.5 hours is actually wrong IMO. The Samsung NC10 on a 6 cell battery runs for 6+ hours. 2-3 hours is something you would see on a 3 cell battery, certainly not a 6 cell. Of course it depends what you were doing on the device but for typical use 3.5 hours on a 6 cell is not great

Can this laptop suitable for heavy user?

hello, this laptop suitable for heavy user?

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