Salted Review : The Advent 4211 XP Netbook

Ten days ago I got one of the new Advent 4211
netbooks from PC World. Its a great little bit of tech, one that may have got me out of my ipod touch induced tech review writers block. Ive had a fair bit of tech through my hands since my Toch arrived, but none of it inspired.

But this tiny laptop is small and nifty. Its not tiny, I used to one of those tiny Sony
Vaios that came out 6 years ago, and now, that would not be tiny. I would say it about half the size of the bible, or, If your a devil worshipper, a quarter necronomicaon. As you can see from this pic:

It runs windows
XP, has a new spritely and mobile Atom processor, a gig of ram and 80 gigs of hard drive. For most people, it will do everything you ever want to do on a laptop.

I think it would be great for kids too, as if it gets crushed, lost its not too much of a
disaster. Or if the cat does what my cats do, prompting the purchase of this very laptop, and thus this very review.

As a media player the screen is great, we have been watching it in bed lots... but the speakers are pretty crummy.

Battery life is good - im getting a couple of hours with WiFi on.


I had a look at a lot of these new format laptops both online and in PC World and online again, and The Advent 4211 is, IMHO, the best of the bunch so far and great great value at £269.