HP Compaq Mini 110c tested

July 30, 2009 at 1:45 pm

HP Compaq Mini 110cThe HP Compaq Mini 110c is the European equivalent of the HP Mini 110 netbook released in the US. The Compaq 110c is almost exactly the same as the Mini 110, it mainly differs in having a high-gloss ‘infinity’ imprint finish, which compares to the swirl design of the Mini 110.

TrustedReviews has reviewed the Mini 110c and found that it is a competent netbook with a great keyboard and offers good value for money. However, they felt other similarly priced netbooks offer battery life. Overall it scored 7/10. Check out the key review points after the jump.

The specifications of the review sample were your typical 1.6GHz N270 Atom, 1GB RAM and a 160GB HDD. Other features include Wi-Fi (b/g), Wi-Fi, and a webcam.

Key HP Compaq Mini 110c review points:

  • The Mini 110c is chunkier and has a full-sized VGA output compared to its predecessor, the Compaq Mini 700.
  • It has a cheaper feel to it than the Mini 700, the internals have a matte black finish and no flush display. However, on the outside, the glossy lid attracts fingerprints. It feels well put together.
  • The 10-inch (1024 x 576) display has an anti-glare finish to it. It is bright and sharp although colour reproduction is just “passable”.
  • The 92-percent keyboard stretches to the edges. The keys have ample spacing and are comfortable to type on.
  • The touchpad is unchanged with mouse buttons on either side of the touchpad.
  • One audio port serves for both headphone and mic functionality.
  • The Compaq Mini 110c offers good value for money. Prices of the Mini 110c will start from £249 for a 3-cell version and £279 for the 6-cell version.
  • The 3-cell (28Wh) battery managed two and a half hours of video playback. The 6-cell battery should double that time.
  • The Compaq Mini 110c will come with Windows XP only, you won’t get the Linux SKU as seen in the US under the HP Mini 110 Mi Edition.


8,082 Responses to “HP Compaq Mini 110c tested”

  1. micheal jackson said:
    August 31st, 2009 6:10 PM

    i really like it easp. when im dead it is really small to fit in my gravestone…..

  2. Rajni said:
    October 27th, 2009 12:34 PM

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  3. Max said:
    November 21st, 2009 10:49 AM

    I really like the specs but am just wondering what it would cost to upgrade it with a DVD Writer.

  4. Tansen said:
    November 29th, 2009 12:28 AM

    This is a wonderful device. I am actually typing this out on it right now. It works snappily enough, and runs very quietly and not too hot. My only complaint is the battery life, but even that isn’t really so bad at around 3 hours. A 6 cell battery would double the life, but that would be extra.

  5. Norma said:
    December 25th, 2009 6:54 PM

    My son set his on the wrong language, does anyone know how i get it back, gotta reboot??

  6. harry said:
    January 1st, 2010 9:24 AM

    i could not find my recovery disc,or partition for it in my system,please how can i get another

  7. James said:
    January 30th, 2010 4:50 PM

    Can i buy a seperate 6 cell battery for my 110 mini or does the the 6 cell only fit the more expensive version?

  8. chandrashekhar said:
    February 27th, 2010 3:18 PM

    I have a new Compaq mini 110c. Can anyone please tell me what is the maximum RAM it can support. How many RAM slots has it got ?

  9. sjariff said:
    February 28th, 2010 7:01 AM

    Yes It’s Actual size and shape of this Net book with good anticipated display clearity with Video RAM 256 for games and other like mike built speakers socket,
    on/off switch LED reflections with bluetooth/Wifi switch combined LED i like very much altogether with 1.6 Ghz , 1GB RAM 160 GB HD, 3 cell also gives 2 to 3 Hrs. it is very affordable to all.

    I like very mcuh Compaq Mini 110c.

  10. Sola said:
    March 4th, 2010 7:14 PM

    It can support 2 GB RAM maximum, and it has just one slot.. I think that’s good enought..

  11. john said:
    March 17th, 2010 7:39 PM

    is the screen meant to go in on the sides or not ????

  12. ramosber said:
    March 26th, 2010 7:30 AM

    I just bought this compaq mini 110c. I found it very portable and comfortable to use specially if you are on the move. I just wonder if it is possible to switch to Windows 7.

  13. RK said:
    April 5th, 2010 11:12 AM

    Hi there i’d be happy to trade my 6 cells battery for a 3 cells battery
    Anyone interested ? Drop me a mail at sometrashbin (at)

  14. Gadfly said:
    April 8th, 2010 8:00 PM

    Just got my compaq mini 110c. Very, very pleased… neat, simple and a solid feel about it. Good keyboard. I’d rather be able to upgrade from XP homes to XP pro than 7… anyone know if this can be done?
    I bought a Retail Plus+ ultra slim external DVD +/-RW which makes an excellent companion to the mini and everything I need fits neatly into a small Targus 10″ bag… perfect!

  15. Mimi said:
    April 30th, 2010 5:09 AM

    Just about to get one, is it worth the trouble ?

  16. joheed said:
    May 4th, 2010 6:15 PM

    It runs very fine with windows 7 home premium.
    i´m going to upgrade the ram to 2gb, anyone knows what type and brand of memory that runs the best?

  17. Amah said:
    June 4th, 2010 1:16 PM

    Its nice and very sleekly,cool to carry around without any body knowing and its light weight is nice.but how can i activate the sim when placed in,it seems not to recognize it,pls can some one help

  18. silverspur said:
    June 6th, 2010 12:23 PM

    I went to my local store and just bought a 2gb memory stick and a 320gb hard drive for mine, I did take the memory stick with me to be sure.

    Evrything is working OK

  19. Lyndon G said:
    June 14th, 2010 1:42 PM

    I just bought mine and I’m still testing it out. Though I realized I couldn’t activate the sim I inserted can anyone please assist me in this regard. Thanks!

  20. stiv said:
    June 16th, 2010 8:16 PM

    nice and just d 1 u need.go scrin resolution.its just good

  21. chukwuma miriam said:
    June 19th, 2010 8:43 PM

    i bought mine newly dis month & i’m enjoying it,it has all the facilities i neeeded except inbuilt bluetooth,i bought an external bluetooth and it is sreving me well.
    this is nice a nice notebook so far,hp keep it up.

  22. Alex said:
    June 26th, 2010 10:27 PM

    ive had this for about 6 months and its the best computer ive ever had. its really easy and the windows 7 is amazing. this computer is so fast and the programs are wonderful. i have never had any problems with this. i highly recomend it

  23. introspective said:
    September 20th, 2010 9:51 PM

    Shame that battery life is so short. I bought 110c without taking care about battery, but 2,5 hours is really short.

  24. apeiron0 said:
    November 7th, 2010 5:05 PM

    Does the Compaq Mini 110c-1001nr support 160GB of HDD?

    It came with 16GB of SSD, but I don’t know if supports HDD, because the helper support said that only support the 16GB of SDD, which I don’t believe.

    Please, I need answer.

  25. Nirmal Pandey said:
    November 9th, 2010 11:22 PM

    Can anyone please tell me how can I restore my Compaq mini 110c-1000 factory settings. Please tell me all the possible ways that I can use.

  26. Nimal said:
    February 6th, 2011 8:02 AM

    some keys on my Compaq 110c does not work now, probably due to the excessive humidity we are experiencing. Is there anything I can do to solve this problem?

  27. Supreeth said:
    November 14th, 2011 8:59 AM

    May i know the rate of this COMPAQ 110C ?

  28. Syed said:
    February 13th, 2012 6:33 PM

    Hi kindly advise me i have compaq mini 110 c and have some problem before it was sent back because its wifi was not working and now its clips have been damaged when you close the note book.

    Also advise how i would be helped in this matter and where to contact.