// July 5, 2010, 6:13 AM PST
Left to right, Intel Convertible Classmate, HP Mini 5102, Dell Latitude 2110 - Check out the shootout results on ZDNet Education.
Clockwise from left, Intel Convertible Classmate, HP Mini 5102, Dell Latitude 2110
The Dell Mobile Computing Station allows charging and network-based management of 24 Dell 2110 netbooks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 shootout
on ZDNet Education.
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