Product Type: Hewlett-Packard Netbook
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£280 Inexpensive fragile netbook that gave me a lot of troubles in just 1 year
HP Mini 110-1160sa
Member Name: casperandy
HP Mini 110-1160sa
Date: 29/08/10, updated on 29/08/10 (64 review reads)
Advantages: Sleek design, great portability, good processor speed
Disadvantages: Adapter broke twice, LCD monitor is faulty after 6 months, bad webcam
I bought this as my first netbook with £280 in August 2009. As a netbook, it's quite fast - it plays DVD movies rather smoothly, but it freezes when you play blueray disks (from USB) which is normal for netbook. I upgraded the RAM to 2Gb by buying a RAM card online myself and replaced the built-in 1Gb RAM card with it. It weighs 1.2kg and fits in most of my handbags, great portability. The battery lasts about 1-1.5 hour if you just browse. However, 9 months after the purchase a faulty red line appeared permanently on the LCD screen; I bought this laptop in America and therefore I couldn't use the 1 year warranty. Besides, the adapter burnt, so I went on eBay and bought a replacement. After that, the replacement also broke so I had to order another adapter replacement. I do carry the laptop around with me quite often and dropped it on a few occassions though to be fair. The webcam is of very bad quality and the sound quality of the speakers is low. The switch-on button is very fragile and I think it's just a matter of time that it's gonna wear out one day. I haven't used another netbook before so I can't really compare but this doesn't seem to be a good purchase to me, I guess I'll stick with laptop.
Summary: Apart from the monitor trouble and the adapter problem, it works perfectly fine. Does its job.