Advent 4211 Refurb WinXP 1GB 80GB 10.2" Netbook - £219.99 + P&P @ Currys - HotUKDeals
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Personally I prefer Advent 4211 than 4213, because it has bigger keyboard than 4213's although it is not embedded a sim card slot for mobile broadband.

* Intel Atom N270Processor - Energy efficient
* Operating Systems - Windows(R) XP Home
* Memory & storage - 1GB Memory & 80 GB HDD
* 10.2"Widescreen Display & 1.12KG - Portable
* Extras - Bluetooth connectivity & webcam
* Stylish Black & Silver Design
* Wireless Enabled
* Built in speakers
* 178 mm Depth
* (1.6GHz, 533MHz FSB, 512MB cache)
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#1
Comes with full 12 months warranty as well
banned#2
I think advent should stick to making calendars. I have bought a couple of Advents in the past and they were rubbish. However this seems quite a good deal if you are looking for a cheap laptop.
#3
The Advent 4211 is a great machine and I'm typing on one now. I just don't understand how the price fluctuates so much. I got this one for £180 before Christmas. :whistling:

Still a good price for one of the best netbooks on the market. :thumbsup:
banned#4
PC World are over £1.00 cheaper for the delivery charge.

How does this one compare to the Advent 4489 Netbook on sale at PC world with free delivery or pick up for £199.99?
#5
lenzie
I think advent should stick to making calendars. I have bought a couple of Advents in the past and they were rubbish. However this seems quite a good deal if you are looking for a cheap laptop.


This is bacically an MSI wind anyway. Good machine
#6
lenzie,

this one has a bigger screen and more memory. so it depends what size you want really, is 1 inch and double RAM worth £20 for you?
#7
MorpheusDreams
lenzie,

this one has a bigger screen and more memory. so it depends what size you want really, is 1 inch and double RAM worth £20 for you?


...and bluetooth :-D
#8
Great machine - very easy to modify (eg increase RAM, increase HDD)

Not to mention the massive online community, and commercial support (eg extended batteries). If you were thinking of getting one, this is a good opportunity. I love mine.
#9
Probably the best all-round netbook. The only real downside is the short life of the 3 cell battery. Best screen and keyboard, easy to upgade. Best webcam of any of the netbooks and easy to upgrade.

Asus 10" better battery life but more expensive and smaller keyboard.
Samsung NC10 probably as good as the 4211, and has better battery, but another £100 (ish)
Acer AAO smaller screen and keyboard, only 3cell battery, pig to upgrade. Bargain at £150 though.
HP Mininote (The one on clearance in various places) Best build of any netbook, excellent keyboard, higher res screen (but only 8.9"). Biggest weakness is the Via processor.

My 4211 has 2GB/320GB running XP/OSX/Ubuntu. Have a 9 cell battery (c 8hrs) £38.38 delivered in a week via fleabay. Great little laptop.
#10
Cold as cold can be, but if you MUST have it.....

Second-hand broken maybe patched up return = £219.99 5 to 7 days delivery
New.....................................................................=£249.99 next day delivery

Personally I would avoid DSG companies, and this is with another, but if you MUST, then this is a no-brainer of the century:
http://www.thelink.co.uk/hi-tech/160643/advent-4211-netbook-internet-tablet.html
#11
THis is a branded MSI Wind.

Great buy at the refurbished £220 price!
A quality product at a price they should all be.
#12
lenzie
I think advent should stick to making calendars. I have bought a couple of Advents in the past and they were rubbish. However this seems quite a good deal if you are looking for a cheap laptop.


Advent doesn't make anything. This is a rebranded MSI Wind.
#13
I love mine, I have upgraded the ram to 2gb, replaced the cpu/nb heatsink, added in a Intel Wireless N card and got a 6 cell battery for it. I must say I love it! I can even play FM09 on it :D

I believe that the refubs may not come with any cd's or manual etc, not that you really need them.
#14
Got a refurb 4211 for my son before Christmas and it's excellent. I think there have been some wireless problems with this model but its been fine for us.

Bought a 4213 for myself recently when they were 250 in store. Bigger drive and has sim slot but would much prefer 4211 keyboard.
#15
Personally gonna have to cold as the words DSGi, PC and Refurb have always ended in disaster in 4/4 cases i've dealt with.
#16
i love the 4211
im on one at the moment
and yeah it is just a re badged msi wind
and medion do have the exact same one without bluetooth

i love this laptop
i take it with to uni every day and it hasn't let me down once
at this price it really is a deal
its so light and small i don't ever take paper or pens with me i just carry this around

this is a good deal
buy it :)
#17
lenzie
I think advent should stick to making calendars. I have bought a couple of Advents in the past and they were rubbish. However this seems quite a good deal if you are looking for a cheap laptop.


You think Advent is a brand name for calendars? You dozy so and so.
This is manufactured by MSI.
#18
termite;4220813
You think Advent is a brand name for calendars? You dozy so and so.
This is manufactured by MSI.


I imagine he meant it as in, Advent Calendar. You ....... ;o)
#19
termite
You think Advent is a brand name for calendars? You dozy so and so.
This is manufactured by MSI.


I think it may have been a joke. Admittedly not a great one, but come on...
banned#20
termite
You think Advent is a brand name for calendars? You dozy so and so.
This is manufactured by MSI.



Of course Advent make Calendars everyone know that. I get my son one every year in the run up to Christmas. (It was meant as a joke so it is you who is the dozy so and so if you thought I was being serious) :p
#21
#22
Isn't Advent just one of the DSG group's in-house OEM names? I don't think you can buy Advent anywhere else.

Unfortunately I have fixed quite a few Advent PCs in the past and the components are often cheap and nasty and the machines have been poorly built. A friend of mine purchased a brand new Advent PC from PC World a few years ago and all bar one of the screws were missing from the motherboard, so there wasn't much to stop it from moving about in its case!

If this is an MSI machine then chances are it's better than most of the Advent kit I've seen in the past, but the idea of a refurbished Advent doesn't instil me with confidence.

Considering the price of a brand new one I'm not even convinced that it's a great price for a refurb. as that's only 12% less then new and you don't know what has gone wrong with it in the past. If it is an intermittent problem or one which the engineers couldn't reproduce it could resurface. I think I'd pay the extra and get a brand new one which hasn't been messed about with.
#23
great quility screen on this model, a good screen is the most important part of a laptop imho.
#24
Monkey nuts 2
The Advent 4211 is a great machine and I'm typing on one now. I just don't understand how the price fluctuates so much. I got this one for £180 before Christmas. :whistling:

Still a good price for one of the best netbooks on the market. :thumbsup:


Ditto. That was the day Dixons had a one day big discount coupled with a happy hour special. A rare Dixons sale that lived up to the name.

As for the cold voters, mine came in an anonymous brown cardboard box with the power adaptor and a sheet of paper showing how to set it up - i.e. plug adapter in and push on/off button. Had to ring in to get the MS Works disk they forgot to pack with it. Apart from that, both the adapter and netbook were immaculate. Not a mark or evidence of repair or tampering, and I did open it up to check and add more memory.

Probably one of the early returns because of the old bios causing wifi connections to drop. Mine had rev 1.05 on it, which quickly became 1.09.

Thankfully there are enough of these on the market for the price of aftermarket batteries to drop. No need to hanker for a Samsung, and these are still the best at running OSX if that matters to you.
#25
!TIMMY!;4220209
I love mine, I have upgraded the ram to 2gb, replaced the cpu/nb heatsink, added in a Intel Wireless N card[COLOR="Blue"] and got a 6 cell battery for it.[/COLOR] I must say I love it! I can even play FM09 on it :D


Hi,

Where from and how much was it?
I have this little lappy and I love it!
#26
I got the RAM from play.com - sorry, can't remeber the exact product number, but only cost around a tenner, and took about five minutes to install (four of those minutes was taking the cover off, and putting the cover back on after!)
#27
solid
I got the RAM from play.com - sorry, can't remeber the exact product number, but only cost around a tenner, and took about five minutes to install (four of those minutes was taking the cover off, and putting the cover back on after!)


LOL

How about the battery?
#28
mumbojumbo
Here, mate:

http://www.batterybud.co.uk/proddetail.asp?prod=CS%2DMSU100HB%5F2506

I've bought iPod batteries, batteries for mobile phones and laptops from here now. These are decent C-S batteries unlike the unknowns on Ebay, which may not live up to their capacity claims.


Thanks for that
#29
Was going to get one of these but - was voted really cold before:
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/309567/advent-4211-netbook-10-screen-atom-

what on earth is the difference now? Did the £4.99 P&P really kill it?
#30
Anyone had a wireless issue with this??
#31
No trouble with wireless for me

Here is a tutorial that shows how to upgrade the RAM - it includes links to play.com for the RAM as well

Good luck, and have fun!
#32
Very tempting.. especially with Topcashback at 4% = £8.80, making this £211.19 delivered!
#33
Bought the other day, delivered in a plain brown box with leads... (well packed). Pristine condition, the only negative is there is one dead pixel.. the position however means it is not noticable. No problems with wireless out of the box.. I have however updates the bios and backed up the OS to a 4Gb mem stick... Great little unit... superb
#34
I'm not familiar with netbooks and laptops as I've always used a desktop pc so please excuse the noobness of my question.... There's no mention of a CD drive in the item description. It does have one though, right? :oops:
#35
mumbojumbo
No, it doesn't.

Netbooks are slimmed down versions of laptops that are designed to be portable and cheap. They suit users who just want a computer to surf the internet and so do away with non-essential features such as optical drives, huge hard disk drives and superfast processors.
Thanks for the heads up. How then would I go about installing programs that come on a CD?

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