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Advent 4213 10" Atom Netbook w/3G £349.99

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8y, 2m agoFound 8 years, 2 months ago
The Advent 4211 netbook was basically a rebranded version of the MSI Wind. Its successor, the Advent 4213 is something else. Blogeee suggests its a rebranded ECS G10IL, but it doesnt really look like one to me. The status LEDs and ports are in different locations. Im going to go with PC Pros suggestion, which is that the 4213 is an upgraded version of the 4211 with many of the same parts, but a new case and a few new goodies on the inside.

For example, it has a 160GB hard drive, which is twice the storage youll find on the Advent 4211. And the 4213 includes an HSDPA module for accessing wireless broadband networks. For the most part, the new computers specs look a lot like the older model: 1.6GHz Intel Atom CPU, 1GB RAM, and a 10.2 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display in a 1.4kg (3.1 pound) package).

UK retailer PC World is selling the Advent 4211 4213 for £350, or about $620 US.
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#1
Expensive for a Netbook

It's on the Dixons website BTW
#2
#3
Advent really are shocking build quality (I own one), I would not buy one if you plan on taking it anywhere ever, the plastic will break. If its only ever going to sit on a desk, then they are not so bad.

Anyone want a advent 15.4", intel dual core 1.6GHz, 2gig ram, 120gig HDD etc..for say £220 collected from Cheltenham (or Launceston)?
#4
ive got an advent 8212 and love it!
if that was a 12" screen one androo id snap it off you!
#5
mickster505
ive got an advent 8212 and love it!
if that was a 12" screen one androo id snap it off you!


Fair enough, I take my laptop out and about, I got it to replace a Fujitsu Siemens P3 1GHz laptop that was 5 years old and still going strong, I was disappointed by the build quality of the advent, so I'd rather it go to better home, to someone who can treat it more gently (its still got 10months warranty too!..and there's nothing wrong with it, I just don't want to take the risk it being in my bag..).
#6
androo
Fair enough, I take my laptop out and about, I got it to replace a Fujitsu Siemens P3 1GHz laptop that was 5 years old and still going strong, I was disappointed by the build quality of the advent, so I'd rather it go to better home, to someone who can treat it more gently (its still got 10months warranty too!..and there's nothing wrong with it, I just don't want to take the risk it being in my bag..).


Admittedly i dont take mine out a huge amount, but its been knocked off of desks and the like about 5 times and survived every time. Apart from the occasional random switching off (think caused by overheating of something) and the fairly short battery life, ive found it to be an excellent laptop.

Other irritating thing is how fast they loose their value, but i suppose thats because they are a pc world make.
Currently looking for another one like mine for my girlfriend, need a 12"ish otherwise your one would have been great!

Either way, this current deal seems good, but i cant say i know much about the netbook market
#7
Overpriced because of the poor specs and weight.
#8
androo
Advent really are shocking build quality (I own one), I would not buy one if you plan on taking it anywhere ever, the plastic will break. If its only ever going to sit on a desk, then they are not so bad.

Anyone want a advent 15.4", intel dual core 1.6GHz, 2gig ram, 120gig HDD etc..for say £220 collected from Cheltenham (or Launceston)?


You could do a lot worse than the rebranded MSI Wind that is the 4211, but I'd like to see what the build quality is like on this one before I'd buy.

Advent PCs are manufactured by differerent companies. I've seen some great quality Advent PCs and Laptops, but then again there are a whole load of duff models.

Unfortunately the only Advent I've ever owned fell apart in my hands. Battery died after 3 months, LCD hinge flopped around and snapped, switched itself off every hour due to overheating. Saying that, it still (basically) works after 6-7 years (you just have to be very delicate with it)!


Edit: Looking at the photos of the ECS - the plastic-y hinge and black trim effect looks very cheap!
#9
So what would you reccommend that i should get?
#10
androo
Advent really are shocking build quality (I own one), I would not buy one if you plan on taking it anywhere ever, the plastic will break. If its only ever going to sit on a desk, then they are not so bad.

Anyone want a advent 15.4", intel dual core 1.6GHz, 2gig ram, 120gig HDD etc..for say £220 collected from Cheltenham (or Launceston)?


why would we want it? you just said it has shocking build quality etc lol
#11
I have the Advent 4211 and it's flawless. Top build quality, as it's just a rebadged MSI Wind!

Wish I'd waited now, I wouldn't mind a built in modem!
#12
jazex
I have the Advent 4211 and it's flawless. Top build quality, as it's just a rebadged MSI Wind!

Wish I'd waited now, I wouldn't mind a built in modem!


The build quality of this new model compared to the 4211 is nowhere near as good. The keyboard especially feels very flimsy and more likely to break.
#13
really?! Thats strange. I managed to get a 3 usb modem for mobile broadband so I think that, and the HDD size are the only difference anyway.
#14
This replacement is ****. God knows who made it but it isn't MSI that's for sure.

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