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Advent 4211-C Refurb (MSI Wind / Medion) £208.99 with XP, Atom N270 @ PC WORLD

£208.99 @ PC World
£219.99 - 5% discount with YAWMAR09 code * Intel Atom N270Processor - Energy efficient * (1.6GHz, 533 MHz, 512k Cache) * Genuine Windows(R) XP Home * Memory & storage - 1GB Memo… Read More
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£219.99 - 5% discount with YAWMAR09 code

* Intel Atom N270Processor - Energy efficient
* (1.6GHz, 533 MHz, 512k Cache)
* Genuine Windows(R) XP Home
* Memory & storage - 1GB Memory & 120GB HDD
* Portable - 10.2"Widescreen Display & 1.12KG

* Extras - Bluetooth connectivity & webcam
* Wireless Enabled
* Built in speakers
* (1.6GHz, 533MHz FSB, 512MB cache)
* 3 No of USB connections
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#1
Would you class this as hot? It's £33 more than the Brand New Medion, but this is a refurb!!
#2
stefor
Would you class this as hot? It's £33 more than the Brand New Medion, but this is a refurb!!


[FONT="Verdana"]Problem is the Advent netbook series has had such a mixed of reviews but also hardware reliability - personally I've had two Advent netbooks die on me from Dixons plus I've had fellow contractors & their respective clients having mixed issues with them (most purchased for cheap computers for mobile personnel to use).

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]
#3
Scotty Boy
[FONT="Verdana"]Problem is the Advent netbook series has had such a mixed of reviews but also hardware reliability - personally I've had two Advent netbooks die on me from Dixons plus I've had fellow contractors & their respective clients having mixed issues with them (most purchased for cheap computers for mobile personnel to use).

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]


It is wrong to simply dismiss this as an 'Advent' and suggest a lack of reliability because of the brand. Advent is a brand owned by DSG (Dixons, PCWorld, Currys, and Pixmania), which is applied to pcs and appliances sourced from many different manufacturers. Some of these manufacturers produce poor quality goods, others produce excellent product. The Advent netbooks are a good example, the 4211 is produced by MSI and is an excellent unit, whereas the 4213 is produced by ECS and is a far lesser machine.

You says that "the Advent netbook series has had such a mixed of reviews", not really suprising as the series is sourced from different manufacturers, with differing standards.

Don't misunderstand me, I would generally agree that most 'Advent' products and DSG in general are towards the bottom end of the quality pile. However there are exceptions and the 4211 is one of them.

The MSI Wind (Advent4211/Medion Akaoya 1210/LG X110/etc...) is generally recognised as being an excellent, well constructed and designed netbook. With a 6-cell battery its only real competition is the Samsung.

It is misleading to cast doubt over its reliability because of the label it wears.
#4
bytemaster
It is wrong to simply dismiss this as an 'Advent' and suggest a lack of reliability because of the brand. Advent is a brand owned by DSG (Dixons, PCWorld, Currys, and Pixmania), which is applied to pcs and appliances sourced from many different manufacturers. Some of these manufacturers produce poor quality goods, others produce excellent product. The Advent netbooks are a good example, the 4211 is produced by MSI and is an excellent unit, whereas the 4213 is produced by ECS and is a far lesser machine.

You says that "the Advent netbook series has had such a mixed of reviews", not really suprising as the series is sourced from different manufacturers, with differing standards.

Don't misunderstand me, I would generally agree that most 'Advent' products and DSG in general are towards the bottom end of the quality pile. However there are exceptions and the 4211 is one of them.

The MSI Wind (Advent4211/Medion Akaoya 1210/LG X110/etc...) is generally recognised as being an excellent, well constructed and designed netbook. With a 6-cell battery its only real competition is the Samsung.

It is misleading to cast doubt over its reliability because of the label it wears.


[FONT="Verdana"]True, I'm just providing my tuppence worth of input on it...horses for courses quoting the words of another member but the build quality of the Medion Akoya Mini is a lot better and I base that purely on the experiences I'm having with the one I purchased via the recent Sainsburys deal.

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]
#5
Scotty Boy
[FONT="Verdana"]True, I'm just providing my tuppence worth of input on it...horses for courses quoting the words of another member but the build quality of the Medion Akoya Mini is a lot better and I base that purely on the experiences I'm having with the one I purchased via the recent Sainsburys deal.

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]


If you are baseing your opinion purely on the Medion that you have, how can you compare them?

The Advent 4211 and the Medion Akoya Mini are both coming off the same production lines in the same factory, produced on the same plant by the same people, using largely the same components. I do not believe there can be any justification for saying that the Medion is better constructed.

They are the same, with the exception of the well documented differences, which do not relate to build quality.

Different colour scheme.
Medion has no on-board RAM so you must replace the existing 1GB if you wish to upgrade.
Medion has wireless 'n' but no BT
Medion has 0.3Mpx camera vs 1.3Mpx on the Advent
Most of the Medions have a Synaptics touch-pad, whereas most of the Advents have a Sentelic pad.
Medion comes with a 3 year warranty vs 1 year for the Advent
ALDI/Sainsburys pretty good CS, DSG 'What is customer Service???"

I really don't like DSG, their attitude to customers, or their own staff. Their products are usually overpriced and under-specced, but with the 4211 they are selling a little gem.

If you go to msiwind.net you will find a large community of 'Wind' users, and I don't think you will find a disproportionate percentage of disgruntled Advent 4211 users.

We may be embarrased to be seen in public with an Advent, but we know that inside beats the heart of an MSI.:-D

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