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LG X110 Netbook Review

Before we get down to testing this netbook, we explored what physical features are on the X110.

Some manufacturers like to have their webcams concealed, but not LG. Upon opening the X110’s lid, the first thing we spotted is the rather large, circular 1.3-megapixel webcam.


The operation indicator lights (power/battery/disk/NumLock/CapsLock/wireless) are lined up at the bottom right side of the chassis. The wireless indicator is shared by both the built-in Wi-Fi and the 3.5G HSPA module.


The touchpad is nice to use. It has a smooth texture and is very responsive, unlike some other touchpads which feel goo-ey and have retarded sensing.

Unfortunately, we found the left/right button strip to be too narrow. We initially thought we had a faulty touchpad with the mouse cursor jumping across the screen, until we realised that our finger was actually contacting the pad surface everytime we made a click. It was almost inevitable for the touchpad to register an input everytime we used the buttons. Well, the workaround is to consciously make an effort to remember to use just the tip of your fingers to work the left/right buttons.


On the left side of the machine, we have a Kensington lock provision, the charger port, an air vent whereby a small fan inside expels hot air within the X110’s internals, and two USB ports.


Over on the other side is a multi-card reader (supports Memory Stick and Secure Digital), one more USB port, two 3.5mm jacks for audio input and output, a VGA display port, and an Ethernet connector. Basically almost everything you need is present on the X110.


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