Product Type: Hewlett-Packard Netbook
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Have Netbook Will Travel
HP Mini 110-3107sa
Member Name: Karonher
HP Mini 110-3107sa
Advantages: Small and easy to carry around
Disadvantages: The small screen
As I spend a lot of time online I need to have a laptop that works all the time, and unfortunately with my emachine model that is the case. As I can't work if it breaks down, I need to have a back-up one and I decided that I would like a smaller one that I could also take away with me.
When I went to Curries there was quite a good choice an while this was something I needed I did not want to spend a lot on this item so was pleased to see that the Hewlett Packard HP Mini 110 PC was on offer at £189 so decided that this was going to be the one to buy.
There was the choice of pink or blue so I chose the blue one. Having been told that this was going to be easy to set up I made the purchase and took it home. Within about 10 minutes it was up and running and I was able to log on for the first time. The operating system is Windows 7 Starter.
It is an attractive lightweight machine that I have been able to carry it around with me on occasions as it easily fits into quite a few of my handbags. It is only 3 cm thick and weighs just 1.23 kg. With a 10" screen it is not as easy to read as the bigger ones but it does do the job I want it to. The battery is supposed to last for 8 hours when fully charged but I have found that it is nearer to 6.
By and large it has worked well although there was a problem with the hard drive and that had to be replaced. This was an inconvenience because I was without the machine for 8 days and also a lot of things were lost as they could not be retrieved. There was no charge for the replacement hard drive but as the machine does not get used a great deal I was annoyed that it failed after just 8 months.
As I am not a teckie at all I will copy down some of the details and hope that it means more to you than it does to me.
Processor Intel Atom
Processor Speed 1.6 GHz
Memory - RAM size 1GB
Hard Drive - 329 GB
Graphics Card - Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3600
At home I use the machine through a wireless connection, but when I travel I often use a dongle to connect and there is no problem doing this. I have never used another wireless connector so don't know how well that would work.
There are 3 USB ports and thee have come in handy, but at times I miss the fact that there is not the facility to use discs on it.
Although I did not know at the time it is Energy Star registered meaning that it is supposed to be environmentally friendly and cost me less to run. There is an integrated media card reader but am not sure if that is supposed to allow me to download pictures without my own reader and if so I have not used it but downloaded the pictures the way I always do.
Summary: A great netbook that has been well worth its cost.