By Andrew Gould 26 November 2008


The LG X110 is a netbook with added 3G HSDPA and GPS functionality, which helps differentiate it in the market. Known as the Momo for its aim of creating More Mobility, the X110 is a heavyweight lightweight specified at 1.19kg with an 1.6GHz Atom N270 CPU and ­either 512MB or 1GB of RAM.

Hard drive options include 80GB, 120GB, or 160GB ­capacities, but there is no sign of solid state drives. Also unique is the choice of OS – Vista Home Basic instead of XP Home. When not ­connected to a cellular ­network (LG has yet to list the carriers it’ll offer), you can use the X110’s b/g WiFi or 10/100 Ethernet ­connections. A multiformat media-card reader and a 1.3 megapixel webcam come standard, and Bluetooth is listed as an ­option.

The LG X110 Momo looks very ­similar to the MSI Wind, which isn’t ­surprising given the rumour, this year, that LG had tapped MSI to build its netbook. ­Unfortunately, a three-cell battery is the only battery ­option listed, and the three-cell battery MSI Wind ­apparently conks out before the two-hour mark. Such under-whelming battery life would decrease the ­benefit of onboard 3G ­connectivity.

The LG Netbook looks to taper a bit more than the MSI Wind toward its front edge the arrow keys are shifted down a bit to make room for other keys, including what appears to be a full-size Shift key.

Models have a reasonably power-efficient LED backlight and will be available in black, white and pink. Those little design efforts are intended to make all the difference in daily convenience and, ­combined with good ­performance specifications, the LG X110 netbook is worth attention.

Embedded 3G makes all the difference in a netbook.
Limited battery configurations may leave you wanting for longer run times.

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