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Left to right, Intel Convertible Classmate, HP Mini 5102, Dell Latitude 2110 – Check out the shootout results on ZDNet Education.
Another view of the contenders
Clockwise from left, Intel Convertible Classmate, HP Mini 5102, Dell Latitude 2110
The Classmate has a soft-touch integrated handle
The HP Mini has an integrated handle that is not soft touch.
The Latitude 2110 doesn’t have a handle, but it’s easily gripped and has an optional shoulder strap that attaches to dual Kensington laptop locks.
Dell Mobile Computing Station - one more differentiator
The Dell Mobile Computing Station is made for the 2100 and 2110 netbooks. Its cord management and docking features allow for easy student handling of the computers.
Intel's Classmate - Third place keyboard
The Classmate’s keyboard is good, but struggles to compare with its competitors. And that right shift key is an up arrow waiting to happen.
HP Mini 5102 - Second place keyboard
The HP keyboard narrowly missed first place in my book by being just a wee bit too clicky – this is strictly a religious issue, though. You can’t go wrong with either the Dell or HP keyboards.
Dell 2110 - First place keyboard
Keyboard…it’s awesome! I write all the time and I’m happy to write all day on this netbook keyboard. See more highlights from the shootoutn on ZDNet Education.