minibook Ultra-Portable Laptop £139.99 or £132.99 with voucher @ Maplin delivered or pickup + 6% quidco - HotUKDeals
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Nice little netbook. Would make ideal kids chrimbo pressie for browsing and email.

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This would give you £7 off this price. Don't forget 6% quidco too.

Product Features


Whilst there may be hugely powerful laptops out there - you could be paying way over the odds for a lot of functionality that you will never benefit from. This lightweight, low-cost laptop does exactly as it says. There are very few if any laptops that match the minibook mini laptop for value; it''s the perfect micro laptop for surfing the web and undertaking word processing tasks on the move - or even if you just want to save space. One thing you instantly notice about this mini laptop is its size and weight; it is an excellent travel companion as well as perfect PC for carrying around the house. The outer casing has an attractive piano-black finish, the keyboard is tactile, the mouse pad easy to use and the 7-inch digital screen provides a perfectly clear image. If you want a laptop for powerful performance, such as for gaming or movie editing, we could recommend a long list of brands. But this is not what this mini laptop is about; its about being compact, lightweight, well-built, functional and fantastic value for money. If youre looking for these features, then there are no rivals to the mini-book.
Small on price and very small on size - ultra compact and just 650g!
Ideal for web surfing, email, word processing and spreadsheets
A perfect travel or business companion with built in Wi-Fi technology...be truly mobile
7-inch TFT widescreen screen and stylish piano black finish casing
Easy to use Linux operating system
3 x USB 2.0 ports
Stereo speakers
Touch mouse pad
Email and Office (word processor and spreadsheet program)
PDF viewer
SD / SDHC Card reader
10/100Mbps Ethernet port
2GB SSD (soild state disk) shock proof storage
Expand the storage with USB or SD Flash Memory (not external hard drives)
Supports up to 4GB SD cards and 4GB USB sticks
Multi-theme display (child or adult mode)
DDR2 128MB memory
AC adaptor / charger
Complete with Xip office applications
12 month warranty
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#1
seriously, do we need another post of this ****** thing?
#2
why be nasty not nice good find tho heat added thanks will go have a look
#3
intranix
seriously, do we need another post of this ****** thing?


I know thisforums is littered with the little netbooks but the whole point of the forum is to share the deal that people have found and someone that is in the market for there childs first laptop is not really going to go far wrong with this. Yeah you are not going to do anything too damanding with it but that is not the point of it, Like i have already said this machice is ideal for a childs first laptop or a business traveller or anyone that needs to browse the web or do a bit of word processing on the move.

One thing i dont get about the spec (and i have to say i know pretty much nothing about netbooks) is why can you not plug an external hard drive in it? is it a power issue or operating system issue becuase if it power than surely a self powered external hdd would be fine?
Voted hot by me
#4
128mb RAM for heavens sake...
Might as well get a second hand eeepc for approx the same price even if it is for a child

Seriously, some things may be "cheap" but they are so flawed compared to the competition that buying them would be a completely false economy.
#5
I have to agree - very cheap, but very limited use. Not voting cold, but there are much better deals out there for my money.
#6
behibehi
128mb RAM for heavens sake...
Might as well get a second hand eeepc for approx the same price even if it is for a child

Seriously, some things may be "cheap" but they are so flawed compared to the competition that buying them would be a completely false economy.


come on that not really true is it? i remember one of my first computer that came with 16mb ram and 2.1gb hard drive and that could easily browse the internet and do word processing and that is just what this machine is designed to do. you do not need masses amount of ram if you are doing simple tasks and an operating systems that does not eat it all up.
#7
curofone
come on that not really true is it? i remember one of my first computer that came with 16mb ram and 2.1gb hard drive and that could easily browse the internet and do word processing and that is just what this machine is designed to do. you do not need masses amount of ram if you are doing simple tasks and an operating systems that does not eat it all up.


Back then a webpage rarely had animated gifs, let alone javascript, flash objects, alpha transparent PNGs, as well as fit in a 640x480 display.

These days, the most popular websites, lets say facebook, bbc, ebay etc either wont fit in anything less than 1024 pixels wide, or just look horrible. No kid is going to want to use this, it's woefully inadequate for any child, and any parent that buys this for their kid needs a slap on thewrist when the money could be spent on something more worth of a chunk of thier paypacket.
#8
curofone
I know thisforums is littered with the little netbooks but the whole point of the forum is to share the deal


it's already been posted multiple times... same deal from maplin or ccl.
#9
I dont mind the plethora of netbook deals, but this one really irritates me. The maplin netbook is a seriously low grade piece of cr*p from a generic chinese getup. Seriously - look for a good deal on something like the Acer or Asus netbooks and get something you'll be able to rely on - value for money, not just cheap!
#10
This is not Intel compatible and you are really stuck with what you buy. From the website in response to whether you could install XP on it:

"The minibook comes with a version of Linux pre installed on a chip inside the minibook. It is not possible to remove, upgrade or re-install on this chip."

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