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Well, as spectacular as a netbook can be if it shares 95% of the features and components of its brethren, that is. Wired caught a glimpse of the LG X110, affectionately known as “MOMO” on the United Arab Emirates LG site. MOMO means More Mobile, which […]

Lgx110netbookWell, as spectacular as a netbook can be if it shares 95% of the features and components of its brethren, that is. Wired caught a glimpse of the LG X110, affectionately known as “MOMO” on the United Arab Emirates LG site. MOMO means More Mobile, which it like “a little bit pregnant” to me. I suspect the name has to do with the integrated wireless broadband option and that “MO HSUPA” was too hard to pronounce.Aside from the 3G feature, the X110 is MO of the same: 1.6 GHz Intel Atom, 10-inch WSVGA display, 80-, 120- or 160-GB drive, 512 MB or 1 GB of RAM, WiFi, Bluetooth and 1.3-megapixel webcam. One difference that jumps out: the X110 comes with Windows Vista Home Basic, something that’s pretty rare in the netbook space currently dominated by Linux and XP these days. Oh, and the occasional OS X version too. ;)Update, to get a better idea of the keyboard (which is a good differentiator), I found a large size image of the original pic I posted. Here’s the MSI Wind-like keyboard look of the X110. It has a full-sized Right-Shift key, so it makes the first cut for me.Lgx110closeup

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  1. Sweet Seinfeld reference

  2. I was hoping someone would see it quickly. :)

  3. MORE KEYBOARD SHOTS, PLZ.

    Seriously, the most useful part of the netbooks is the part that they never want to show off. Sure, they all have the same specs, but the ergonomics are different on each one. The EeePC has a tiny, poorly laid out keyboard, the Fujitsu U810 is even worse, the MSI Wind seems a bit better, and the Acer Aspire One is almost at the top, if not for the HP Mini-note.

    Give us more keyboard pictures! Show us the part of the system that we’re going to be using all the time, not the glossy backs and the port layout!

  4. No, I totally missed that reference. Yup. Was that Teri Hatcher?

    Anyway. These look nice. If they can price themselves below the Wind I’ll take a look.

    Hey, Kevin — how is that one OS working for you on the Wind? Have you gotten everything working? I’m still using it on my Thinkpad… but the amount of stuff that doesn’t work is beginning to take its toll.

    I had to patch up PCMCIA the other night and it made me sad. Felt like I was using a particularly low-access brand of Linux or something. :-)

  5. Well, it’s pretty, for sure but it is certainly no Acer Aspire One. I’m sold on mine. Love the Linux on it and with the SSD there is no heat issue as there will be with these netbooks coming with a regular spinning hard drive. Oh well, if heat is what some people want they will get it with this one.

  6. Speaking of keyboard: What kind of layout is that?

  7. That’s an AZERTY keyboard layout. Remember, the LG X110 product page was found on the UAE LG site.

  8. Here are more photos of the LG X110 including some partial views of a QWERTY keyboard. Click the slideshow icon to view all photos.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/13815526@N02/2805383015/in/set-72157606994657744/

    I especially like the slide, “My irresistable mini-me”, which looks like an ad. Note the tag lines on this flickr page are: LG X110 clone MSI wind.

  9. @dave

    I bought a MSI Wind a couple of months ago. I chose it over the Acer Aspire One for the larger screen and keyboard. It’s a great little machine and I can tell you that heat definitely is NOT an issue. I bought the original Eee pc when it came out and that had some serious heat issues despite having an SSD.

    Atom + a nice speedy SATA drive = roomy netbook heaven (I had my share of always worrying about disk space with my Eee)

  10. This is completely identical to the WIND except the presence of the pageup and pagedown keys. That alone should worth $30-50 extra IMO.

    I don’t know why people want full sized right shift key, I even remapped it to act as a different key. The only problem I get is typing question mark with only one hand, when I am lying on my bed.

    But yeah repackaged MSI WIND.

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