HP Compaq nx6110
The nx6110 series includes many notebooks with varying configurations among which there is a low-end configuration as well. I want to make it clear from the start that the manufacturer didn’t save on the stuffing: this is one of the two notebooks in this review based on the newest mobile platform from Intel, Sonoma. It is even rather odd to see an i915GM chipset, a Wi-Fi adapter, a FireWire port, a full-capacity battery, and preinstalled Windows XP Home Edition in a low-end notebook. The price of $820 doesn’t seem high at all, especially as this is one of the smallest, neatest and best-equipped notebooks included into this review.
The appearance of this computer is very official:
Even when closed, the notebook seems to be nothing but a tool for a corporate employee.
As I worked with this machine, I often caught myself thinking that I had seen and touched all this before. When designing this series, HP obviously held products with the IBM logo as the example – there are too many parallels, from some design nuances to the shape of the keyboard and the touchpad. And just like IBM’s notebooks, the nx6110 doesn’t offer too many interface connectors to you. The front panel is empty altogether:
There is only a group of LED indicators on the left of it: