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Compaq Mini 110c 10.1-inch Netbook Laptop PC

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Compaq Mini 110c 10.1-inch Netbook Laptop PC

Compaq Mini 110

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The Bottom Line

Aug 19 2009 - The Compaq Mini 110c is essentially a less expensive version of the older HP Mini netbooks with the added wireless wide area networking capabilities added in. This means that the system retains many of the same great features of the HP such as the great keyboard and anti-glare screen great for outdoor use. It also comes with some of the awkwardness as well including short battery life and side positioned trackpad buttons. Still, a great low cost option for those looking for a WWAN capable netbook.
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  • Wireless Wide Area Network Capable
  • Very Comfortable Keyboard
  • Nice Anti-Glare Screen


  • Very Limited Battery Life From 3-Cell Battery
  • Relatively Limited Storage Space With Solid State Drive
  • Akward Trackpad Buttons


  • Intel Atom N270 Mobile Processor
  • 1GB PC2-5300 DDR2 Memory
  • 16GB Solid State Drive
  • 10.1" WSVGA (1024x576) LED Backlit Display With Webcam
  • Intel GMA 950 Integrated Graphics
  • Fast Ethernet, 802.11b/g Wireless, HP Mobile Broadband (WWAN)
  • Three USB 2.0, VGA, 4-in-1 Card Reader
  • 10.3" x 6.8" x 1.3" @ 2.6 lbs.
  • Windows XP Home, Works

Guide Review - Compaq Mini 110c 10.1-inch Netbook Laptop PC

Aug 19 2009 - The Compaq Mini 110c is essentially a scaled back version of the HP Mini netbooks that uses some less expensive materials for the casing. While it does have as nice of a feel as the HP models, it does still feel quite well built. The keyboard is still the same 92-percent sized keyboard with its excellent layout and feel. It also retains the 10.1-inch screen that comes equipped with an anti-glare coating that makes it much more useful to use outdoors compared to the more common glossy coating.

The big feature of the Compaq Mini 110c is the addition of the Qualcomm Gobi cellular chip that allows the Mini to be used with CDMA and GSM wireless networks. This allows the Compaq Mini to be enabled for wireless wide area networking with activation on the AT&T, Sprint or Verizon wireless networks. Of course, this feature does incur the cost of the wireless contracts but allows the netbook to be used in a wider range of locations than standard Wi-Fi networks.

Rather than using a 160GB laptop hard drive, the Mini 110c tested used a 16GB solid state drive. While this improved durability and performance slightly, it greatly reduces the amount of available storage space on the netbook. After all the operating system and applications are installed, only 4GB of storage space is available for the user to store additional applications and data.

The biggest drawback to the Mini 110c is the battery life. The 3-cell battery provides very little running time compared to 6-cell equipped netbooks today. In a video playback test, the unit was barely able to reach a two and a half hour run time before shutting down. Those needed longer run time will want to look for a 6-cell version or purchase additional batteries.

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 4 out of 5
Little great companion on holidays, Member gadgetfreaker

i saw a advertisment to pick up a compaq mini for free it was like new but some things didn't work like internet and sound and wifi well i have managed to get this machine wornking like it should in no time with the help of hp assistance the error in te review is that it has a 16gb solid state disk but it is infact a 160 gb hard disk the graphics chip has limited powers but i do not care that a 6mb file from my dslr takes time to load . holidays are for fun not to be in a hurry and a full size full screen photo of 6m loads in a few seconds what i like is the keyboard , i care less for the mouse knobs on the side of the trackpad / touchpad i also like that it has a full xp home installation on it so you know how to work with the os the screen is nice and is mat (anti glare) , brightness can be adjusted to save battery time on the 3 cell accu sound is nice , typical laptop , no bass but i do not need that , i like it has wifi so taht if i can and will i have acces ability to the web for my photosite(s) to share a recent photo the only thing i wish is a better battery wich i will buy as soon enough funds are availeble

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