*REFURBISHED* MSI U135 10" Netbook 250GB - £144.98 @ Ebay Argos Outlet
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*REFURBISHED* MSI U135 10" Netbook 250GB - £144.98 @ Ebay Argos Outlet

£144.98
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Found 7th Apr 2011
MSI U135 Refurbished machine with 250gb hard drive

Please note: This product does not have a CD/DVD drive.
CPU and Memory:
Intel N455.
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.

6 Comments

Whilst these are a damned good price, thought I would give you my experience, I jumped on these when they were 129 quid and free postage. It arrived with a faulty keyboard and nothing in the box except the netbook, charger and battery.

I phoned D & J Henry, said I bought a U135 from Argos ebay and the woman replied with "Is it a faulty keyboard?".

They collected it, "repaired it" and sent it back with the exact same fault. So after way over a week, I decided enough was enough and asked for a refund, they collected it last week, and after much chasing of argos they came back with a refund can take up to 14 days, even though you pay instantly with Paypal, they dont refund back instantly even when they get it back.

Not a good experience, and wont buy from again, good luck to all those who do, but according to the woman I spoke to at D & J Henry who do their repairs, they have had a load with faulty keyboards.

pay 150 more and buy a laptop with good specs

Original Poster

bradkb

Whilst these are a damned good price, thought I would give you my … Whilst these are a damned good price, thought I would give you my experience, I jumped on these when they were 129 quid and free postage. It arrived with a faulty keyboard and nothing in the box except the netbook, charger and battery.I phoned D & J Henry, said I bought a U135 from Argos ebay and the woman replied with "Is it a faulty keyboard?".They collected it, "repaired it" and sent it back with the exact same fault. So after way over a week, I decided enough was enough and asked for a refund, they collected it last week, and after much chasing of argos they came back with a refund can take up to 14 days, even though you pay instantly with Paypal, they dont refund back instantly even when they get it back.Not a good experience, and wont buy from again, good luck to all those who do, but according to the woman I spoke to at D & J Henry who do their repairs, they have had a load with faulty keyboards.



That's a shame mate, sounds like your one was a definite dud.

I bought one at £129 as well and it's been faultless. Installed ubuntu in place of xp and upgraded the ram for less than £10.

Original Poster

awt

pay 150 more and buy a laptop with good specs



Depends what you're after it for. If you just want a machine to use for surfing the net, storing photos, watching video and listening to music, you don't really need anything with higher specs. If you're after a gaming machine, I agree you'll need to pay more...but a lot more than £150 more.

This is the windows 7 version, with only a 3 cell battery. The Acer D260A for a couple of quid less from the same Argos outlet, is a much better model in my experience (if you're ok with purple)
I purchased one of the £129.99 MSi's a couple of weeks ago and so far no issues with it. Just dont think it is that great a netbook and doesnt seem to like to play videos and iplayer whilst on battery. And the sound is crap. Best just for surfing.

Original Poster

elizabeth2005

This is the windows 7 version, with only a 3 cell battery. The Acer D260A … This is the windows 7 version, with only a 3 cell battery. The Acer D260A for a couple of quid less from the same Argos outlet, is a much better model in my experience (if you're ok with purple)I purchased one of the £129.99 MSi's a couple of weeks ago and so far no issues with it. Just dont think it is that great a netbook and doesnt seem to like to play videos and iplayer whilst on battery. And the sound is crap. Best just for surfing.



You should give ubuntu a try on your machine. You can download it (http://www.ubuntu.com/netbook/get-ubuntu/download) and trial it without removing xp to see if you like it. I agree on the sound front, best to have some earphones at the ready.
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