Summary: My daughter, a friend and I all bought one of these roughly at the same time. The convenience is great if you have mains power - we have all experienced the same problem, the battery life is crap!! I have just bought a new battery despite the netbook having had little use, an expensive experiment but need the use of it. All of us are very disappointed.
Summary: This was a spur of the moment purchase in Comet for my other half who likes to surf in the evenings (on his desktop in another room) - I had suggested that a netbook would be great as he could sit and ebay / facebook etc with me in the same room. So, after a false start at PC World (the only one in stock with a decent spec was Pink) - we bought one of these literally from reading the spec ticket in the shop and knowing that we wanted XP in about 2 minutes.
Pros: Dont know but prefer it to my superb spec laptop
Cons: Feeling guilty cos i'm on it instead of laptop or desktop
Summary: This is a great laptop replacement, the keyboard is big enough for casual use. I use mine on the train each day and have no problems. The only problem was that the WiFi didn't work out of the box, a windows update was required to get the correct driver, a sloppy oversight by PCWorld. Great for holidays as it take little room and weight.
Pros: Everything I need for a business laptop
Cons: WiFi Drivers needed to be updated to get WiFi to Work
Summary: After using the ASUS eeepc 701 I grew to like the small form factor. The small screen and keyboard were usable but i wished they were bigger. The 4211 has a full size keyboard, and a screen size that is ideal for viewing the web and for watching video feeds and films. The lack of cd-rom drive is not really an issue as pc world do offer to install office and other apps for you(at a price) but I use openoffice as it is free and easy to download from the open office...
Summary: Great little this perfect for notes in lectures (i.e facebooking) looking farward to a Wind 6 cell battery, or one of those unnoficial home-made 9-cell ones. Who can complain about having a Wind for £50 less? Can be a bit slow at times, an extra GB of ram (around £15) helps alot. As does keeping as little running in the background as possible. Still capable of running Office '07 effortlessly though.
Summary: Totally impulsive buy especially after I saw it for the first time at PC World when it was out of stock. The second time I went to see it over lunch time - they had it in stock and I had to have it! I called my wife shortly after and said - thanks for my birthday gift for this year. Now to the real review - I have been looking for something portable, light and effective to use while travelling for work and otherwise.
Summary: I'd already ruled out Eee PC as cheap and tacky, Wanted an MSI Wind but pricey and elusive. When I read review of Advent 4211 I wanted one. My local PC World had 8 in stock, rushed round and got one straight away. Up and running within minutes of getting it home. After running Winodws Update about 15 updates on top of XP SP3 installed. I went to the MSI website and downloaded all the latest drivers for the Wind.
Summary: Just taken mine back to PC world for a refund. Got it out of the box and it would only switch on for 3 seconds then cut out Man at PC world said mine was 3rd to come back. Other 2 had motherboard failures. None in stock so I got my money back. Its only been on sale a week and they had limited stock, so this seems a high failure rate.
Summary: Well i was reading the previews on several sites including here and wanted an ultraportable but didn't want to pay £1000 for something that performed similarly to my old 15.4 laptop that i wanted to replace (a 4kg laptop and cycling do not go together!). so i settled on either acer aspire one or the advent 4211/msi wind. I didn't see the point in paying extra for the msi badged version just to get a different colour, so that was out.
Pros: The portability and exclusivity of a OEM laptop!