MSI Wind U135 10.1" Netbook refurb - Atom N455 1.6ghz, 1GB DDR3/250GB, W7 Starter - only £127.98 delivered @ Argos eBay outlet - HotUKDeals
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Good price for a netbook IMO.

Please note: This product does not have a CD/DVD drive.
CPU and Memory:
Intel N445.
Processor speed 1.66GHz.
1GB DDR3 RAM.
250GB SATA hard drive.
Display features:
10in display.
Resolution 1024 x 600 pixels.
Graphics:
Dedicated Intel GMA.
Interfaces and connectivity:
Multi-Media Card (MMC) compatible.
3 USB ports.
B/g/n wireless/WiFi enabled.
Multi-media features:
0.3MP built-in webcam.
Built-in mic.
Operating system and software:
Microsoft Windows 7 Starter.
Music.
Photo .
Movie .
Business .
Tuition .
Gaming .
General features:
Weight 1.2kg.
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#1
The critical option for most is whether this has a 3-cell or 6-cell battery?

I can say from experience that the 3-cell is practically useless! (I get less than 1hr50mins from mine even with low screen brightness etc)
#2
Usually says if it has a 6 cell battery. Either says so in the description as '6 hour battery' or in the specs as 6 cell... when I got mine two months ago it mentioned the 6 cell. I can't say for certain on this one as it's not mentioned but I can hazard a good guess at this being 3 cell, which is indeed pretty useless for a netbook / laptop. My 6 cell lasts about 4 - 4 1/2 hours with mid usage.
#3
would the manufacturers description via MSI website answer this one?
#4
Just gleaned this from CNET's review

"The good news is that the CPU helped the U135 last a very impressive 4 hours and 29 minutes in the intensive Battery Eater Classic test, which runs the CPU at full pelt until the battery dies."

review gave it 3.5 out of 5 here -->http://reviews.cnet.co.uk/netbooks/msi-wind-u135-review-49304989/
1 Like #5
Don't think it'd help as they do both 6 and 3 cell versions of this.

Edit: That being said, don't let that put you off. This is a very nice little netbook and does the same as many you can get for double the price new. Still, these are on Argos Ebay every other week, so if you are tempted you might as well look around or wait until you're sure if it is 6 cell or not.



Edited By: Kellerman on Jun 07, 2011 09:29
#6
Kellerman
Don't think it'd help as they do both 6 and 3 cell versions of this.

Edit: That being said, don't let that put you off. This is a very nice little netbook and does the same as many you can get for double the price new. Still, these are on Argos Ebay every other week, so if you are tempted you might as well look around or wait until you're sure if it is 6 cell or not.



Thats excellent advice - quite agree
#7
I just ordered the 3-cell one a couple of days ago from Argos Fleebay outlet but with the N455 processor instead

The only concern I guess - apart from the 3-cell runtime- is the condition itself.

Refurb. can range from open-box to damaged and rebuilt with cosmetic faults... and Argos in that case have cleared their case listing it as REFURB., so that'd be my only take on the listing.

But again, I took the dip because it was worth a shot :)
#8
Hackintosh friendly.... nice little things for what they are, i have the earlier U100
#9
I have a trojan on mine so can't use it at the moment - it's the MS removal tool scam that takes over your PC and trys to get you to buy the anti-virus software. Lots of suggestions on how to get rid online but none have worked for me. Anybody have any ideas?
#10
have a trojan on mine so can't use it at the moment - it's the MS removal tool scam that takes over your PC and trys to get you to buy the anti-virus software. Lots of suggestions on how to get rid online but none have worked for me. Anybody have any ideas?

Try downloading Spybot and run it.

By the way, this netbook is 3cell.

Edited By: elizabeth2005 on Jun 07, 2011 10:28
#11
A lot of talk of battery life, thing is I was looking to get one for my Daughter who'll only use it in the house so as I'm not up on netbooks is it an ok netbook if plugged in all time in use and would keeping it plugged in damage the battery? thx in advance
banned#12
Mikey1610
I have a trojan on mine so can't use it at the moment - it's the MS removal tool scam that takes over your PC and trys to get you to buy the anti-virus software. Lots of suggestions on how to get rid online but none have worked for me. Anybody have any ideas?


You'll hear so many different ways of doing this, but this is how I would tackle it. I trust you can start in safe mode.

If you have Malwarebytes/Spybot or similar already on your machine then great. Start machine in safe mode and run. I assume you have no acces to internet on the unit. If I am right and you don't have Malawarebytes /Spybot or similar the best suggestion is to get someone to download to a USB stick Dr. Web Curit. I believe it is possible to be in safe mode and run from USB stick (as these have no optical drive). Dr. Web Curit is excellent to remove this kind of thing in safe mode. Just choose express scan to start with then full if something found.




Edited By: Lyrrad on Jun 07, 2011 12:33
banned#13
tommytbone1
Hackintosh friendly.... nice little things for what they are, i have the earlier U100


I don't believe these are.
#14
si1234
A lot of talk of battery life, thing is I was looking to get one for my Daughter who'll only use it in the house so as I'm not up on netbooks is it an ok netbook if plugged in all time in use and would keeping it plugged in damage the battery? thx in advance

You can always use without the battery but unfortunately there's no blanking cover, so you'd have a fairly substantial space at the back. The battery also gives weight to a fairly light unit and helps prevent it move on a desk.

I personally wouldn't worry about leaving the battery in and running on mains. Not the same technology I agree but I've been running my shaver on mains for 3 years and it still gives 3 weeks use off mains, for holidays etc.

Edited By: Ferengi on Jun 07, 2011 12:48
#15
Lyrrad
tommytbone1
Hackintosh friendly.... nice little things for what they are, i have the earlier U100

I don't believe these are.

I second that... only the U100/U120's are Hackintoshable...
#16
quote]

You'll hear so many different ways of doing this, but this is how I would tackle it. I trust you can start in safe mode.

If you have Malwarebytes/Spybot or similar already on your machine then great. Start machine in safe mode and run. I assume you have no acces to internet on the unit. If I am right and you don't have Malawarebytes /Spybot or similar the best suggestion is to get someone to download to a USB stick Dr. Web Curit. I believe it is possible to be in safe mode and run from USB stick (as these have no optical drive). Dr. Web Curit is excellent to remove this kind of thing in safe mode. Just choose express scan to start with then full if something found.



[/quote]
Yeah it's online. I've tried a few things including the safe mode but repeatedly tapping F8 doesn't do anything. I've tried Ctrl, alt & del as soon as all the programs start up to try and get in to task manager and remove it but that wouldn't work either. I basically can't add or remove anything including downloading malwarebytes as I'm constantly prompted that my computer is infected. I might have to take it to a shop or something as I'm a bit clueless with this sort of thing.

Edited By: Mikey1610 on Jun 07, 2011 14:24
#17
I received one of these today from argos ebay, all good except the one i ordered was advertised as a 250gb HDD and they sent me a 160gb Model. Credit where credits due D&J henry are picking it up by courier on thursday and giving me a full refund.
#18
MSI? not a very known make although in my argos they are cheaper than this....this is just my argos shop and not an eBay outlet,
#19
If I was you i'd try and do a reset. If you press f10 or f11 as it does its RAM check you can go to recovery mode. This will allow you to restore to factory settings. A bit radical as you'll lose all you docs, but the best way if your not great with IT. After its rebuilt install AVG free, should keep you safe.

Mikey1610
quote]

You'll hear so many different ways of doing this, but this is how I would tackle it. I trust you can start in safe mode.

If you have Malwarebytes/Spybot or similar already on your machine then great. Start machine in safe mode and run. I assume you have no acces to internet on the unit. If I am right and you don't have Malawarebytes /Spybot or similar the best suggestion is to get someone to download to a USB stick Dr. Web Curit. I believe it is possible to be in safe mode and run from USB stick (as these have no optical drive). Dr. Web Curit is excellent to remove this kind of thing in safe mode. Just choose express scan to start with then full if something found.





Yeah it's online. I've tried a few things including the safe mode but repeatedly tapping F8 doesn't do anything. I've tried Ctrl, alt & del as soon as all the programs start up to try and get in to task manager and remove it but that wouldn't work either. I basically can't add or remove anything including downloading malwarebytes as I'm constantly prompted that my computer is infected. I might have to take it to a shop or something as I'm a bit clueless with this sort of thing.
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#20
I bought the pink one brand new 250gb w7on on saturday £157.98,it came monday-great service but it stated 7.5hr battery on argos ebay site but only came with 3 cell battery (about 2hr) contacted DJ Henry and I should be receiving a new 6cell,hopefully!http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=330561053681&clk_rvr_id=238426205014
1 Like #21
hotfire
MSI? not a very known make although in my argos they are cheaper than this....this is just my argos shop and not an eBay outlet,

Are you joking? MSI are a huge company, check wikipedia.
#22
Processor is Intel 455 NOT Intel445
#23
the black one listed says its a 3 cell battery
#24
Thought these were as well, my bad...


krooger
Lyrrad
tommytbone1
Hackintosh friendly.... nice little things for what they are, i have the earlier U100


I don't believe these are.


I second that... only the U100/U120's are Hackintoshable...
#25
Great price but i'd urge caution against buying a 3 cell model. The first netbook i ever owned was a 1-1.5 hour battery life job. I thought it would not be a problem as i only intended to use it around the house. The constant plugging and unplugging and carrying the mains power supply around all the time became a right royal pain in the proverbial i can tell you. It was the main reason i ended up selling it in the end. My current one has a 6-8 hour battery life and is so much more convenient to use. I'd go for a decent battery life every time.
#26
Dreadful laptop. But decent price if you want an expensive doorstop.
1 Like #27
MOONRAK3R
Dreadful laptop. But decent price if you want an expensive doorstop.


Bulls**t.
#28
MOONRAK3R
Dreadful laptop. But decent price if you want an expensive doorstop.


Your rationale for this remark being?. . . . .
#29
MOONRAK3R
Dreadful laptop. But decent price if you want an expensive doorstop.


Yep it's dreadful..... WHEN YOU COMPARE TO A NOTEBOOK OR SOMETHING..
But this is a netbook and for what it does at this price its a bargain!

To make it simple: Say you had a Fiat Punto, it's an OK car, drivable etc...
However, for racing around a track it would be Awful, but for what it does and what its meant to do its perfect...

Next time back up what u say or gtfo
#30
MOONRAK3R
Dreadful laptop. But decent price if you want an expensive doorstop.


Let me guess...compared to an iPhone? or a MacbookAir? ;)
banned#31
Mikey1610
quote]

You'll hear so many different ways of doing this, but this is how I would tackle it. I trust you can start in safe mode.

If you have Malwarebytes/Spybot or similar already on your machine then great. Start machine in safe mode and run. I assume you have no acces to internet on the unit. If I am right and you don't have Malawarebytes /Spybot or similar the best suggestion is to get someone to download to a USB stick Dr. Web Curit. I believe it is possible to be in safe mode and run from USB stick (as these have no optical drive). Dr. Web Curit is excellent to remove this kind of thing in safe mode. Just choose express scan to start with then full if something found.





Yeah it's online. I've tried a few things including the safe mode but repeatedly tapping F8 doesn't do anything. I've tried Ctrl, alt & del as soon as all the programs start up to try and get in to task manager and remove it but that wouldn't work either. I basically can't add or remove anything including downloading malwarebytes as I'm constantly prompted that my computer is infected. I might have to take it to a shop or something as I'm a bit clueless with this sort of thing.
[/quote]






Dr.Web Cureit should solve your problem. I have been in position that even when Malawarebytes was installed on my PC I could not run it or any other software.

Here is the link. Try to download it and run it.




Edited By: Lyrrad on Jun 08, 2011 09:05
#32
Lyrrad
Mikey1610
quote]

You'll hear so many different ways of doing this, but this is how I would tackle it. I trust you can start in safe mode.

If you have Malwarebytes/Spybot or similar already on your machine then great. Start machine in safe mode and run. I assume you have no acces to internet on the unit. If I am right and you don't have Malawarebytes /Spybot or similar the best suggestion is to get someone to download to a USB stick Dr. Web Curit. I believe it is possible to be in safe mode and run from USB stick (as these have no optical drive). Dr. Web Curit is excellent to remove this kind of thing in safe mode. Just choose express scan to start with then full if something found.




Yeah it's online. I've tried a few things including the safe mode but repeatedly tapping F8 doesn't do anything. I've tried Ctrl, alt & del as soon as all the programs start up to try and get in to task manager and remove it but that wouldn't work either. I basically can't add or remove anything including downloading malwarebytes as I'm constantly prompted that my computer is infected. I might have to take it to a shop or something as I'm a bit clueless with this sort of thing.






Dr.Web Cureit should solve your problem. I have been in position that even when Malawarebytes was installed on my PC I could not run it or any other software.

Hereis the link. Try to download it and run it.



[/quote]
Turned the netbook on last night after a week and hey presto, the trojan has mysteriously disappeared. Did a full scan with the Dr Web Cureit that you recommended and it didn't pick up anything, weird! The trojan must have given up after a while.
#33
i have an earlier model, performance is great, it loads up websites quiker than the i3 toshiba i bought off this site last week! however after 18 months my battery lasts about 30mins, and the hinges on both sides of the screen have broken through the plastic which has really knackered it, and a few wires are now hanging out the back!
#34
Anyone recommend a good supplier for a cheap 6 cell battery for this please?
banned#35
[/quote]

Turned the netbook on last night after a week and hey presto, the trojan has mysteriously disappeared. Did a full scan with the Dr Web Cureit that you recommended and it didn't pick up anything, weird! The trojan must have given up after a while.[/quote]

Learn how to start you netbook in safemode and run cureit or Malawarebytes in safe mode just to be safe.

I thouroughly recommend using sandboxie for netbooks. It then works a bit like a library PC (it returns to it's initial state on reboot). It is possible to override this if you want to save something to the netbook. If you find this too difficult to use (there is a learning curve) then look at the free software returnil
#36
Very good netbook , bought one , very nice.

ignore the retards saying its not very good they clearly have no idea what they are talking about
#37
wnofal
MOONRAK3R
Dreadful laptop. But decent price if you want an expensive doorstop.


Let me guess...compared to an iPhone? or a MacbookAir? ;)


No compared to anything else in it's class. Awfully built, failure rate is undeniably terrible for what it is. Screen is at it's worst. The cable that is in the hinge is one wrapped around once, wear and tear on other laptops is a fault on this one.
#38
topazz
MOONRAK3R
Dreadful laptop. But decent price if you want an expensive doorstop.


Your rationale for this remark being?. . . . .


Deal Searcher
MOONRAK3R
Dreadful laptop. But decent price if you want an expensive doorstop.


Bulls**t.


As above. Not ****, for me being with an ASP, it's a terrible piece of kit. Worsened only byt he ASUS701 for a machine.

I'm not saying don't buy it, but just because it's cheap, doesn't mean it will be worth it.
#39
then please recommend another for similar price because i want a cheap netbook...but dont want something thats going to fall apart
#40
eMachines E350 10.1 inch Netbook (Intel Atom N450 1.66GHz, 1GB, 160GB, WLAN, Webcam, Win 7 Starter) - Black

Brand new from Amazon £159 ... good battery apparently 7 hours according to reviews

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