Excerpt: I bought this Advent laptop as a cheap computer to take to work meetings and use on planes and trains. As such it has been great, however I would think that for a similar price you could buy a more powerful machine now. I bought this one 3 years ago. Despite only having a 12" screen I don't have a problem working on it for long periods of time and have even managed to hook it up to a monitor at home. It has been pretty robust and has been round the world with me.
Excerpt: Well, what can I say? This thing really has to be worth 5 stars. 6 if they were available. The glitches that afflict this machine are SO tiny I dare not even mention them. It's stable and I mean WOW is it stable? I don't miss the bigger screen in fact normal laptops feel like lumps in comparison. It does pretty much everything I ask of it including some surprisingly heavy jobs. The spec?
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.
A portable solution to the big problems, but it only gives you small ones!
19 September 2010
Excerpt: Let's make this easy. Practically, but not quite, the Advent 4211 is an MSI Wind. Now for those who have read my MSI Wind review and are getting high blood pressure at the thought of me making a few pennies from reviewing the same product twice - calm down. I owned the Advent 4211 and the MSI Wind, actually starting with the Advent. Despite some huge similarities, there are also some differences which do, funnily enough, make the difference!
Excerpt: I bought this laptop in September 2008, planning to use it whilst living/travelling abroad. Its size made it an ideal candidate for the trip, although I was worried about its reliability and usability given its price and size. It has proved to be both reliable and very easy to use given its decent sized keyboard and full size return key.
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
Excerpt: It is Small and convenient. Although it is a small laptop it's screen size is good (10.2"). It's keyboard is big and clear too. It is quite light (1.12kgs) and portable. It came with windows XP which according to me is better than Windows Vista. It's battery life is poor when compared to others and you might need to charge it every 2 hours. It is wireless enabled, so easy to connect to wireless broadbands, printers etc.
A super efficient, small and useful netbook, ideal for surfing on the move.
12 January 2009
Excerpt: I received this Netbook as my main Christmas present this year. I've wanted one for a few months now and was over the moon when my other half got me it for Christmas. Loaded with XP, which in my opinion is better than Vista (I have this on my big laptop) and complete with the new Atom processor, this dinky little thing is ideal for surfing the internet and doing small tasks.