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First of all, i managed also to get this laptop in Aldi, a strange place to buy a laptop i know. I think i bought it for about £250, which at the time when netbooks werent so qidely used was great. Similarly to the previous review, i was a bit unsure of whether it would actually live up to the standards of other manufacturers, but the 3 year guaruntee assured me that not much could go wrong.
But boy was i wrong, it is amazing. I personally use it to take to university lecutres and around campus, which is great as it is so light and slips into my bag so nicely. The battery life is good at about 2.5 hours with wifi web usage, althoughyou can buy a larger 9-cell which will give you longer, and the keyboard is very well designed.Windows xp is what mine came with, and i wouldnt change it for anything, the load up time is much quicker than my dual core 1.6ghz asus. Everything seems to just work with it, all the usb ports are conveniently placed, it has a card reader VGA output,and came with a lovely pouch to protect it.
Could not ask for more for my money.
Good lightweight net book at a reasonable price, processing is occasionally slow but usually very good. It has a decent size hard drive and RAM as well as having built in wireless and a reasonable battery life even during heavy usage. Also there are lots of USB ports and a memory card slot on the side which are very useful. However the main downside is that it doesn't have a CD/DVD drive although one of these can be purchased for around £30. When watching TV shows through 4OD occasionally the screen would go blank and it wouldn't respond but this could be rectified by putting it into hibernation mode and then coming out of it. The screen size is very reasonable and the function buttons also provide quick methods of adjusting the brightness and volume as well as turning off the wireless and enabling the net book to be connected to an external monitor.
Medion used to be compared to like morphy richards, another words rubish quality and some thing that would not last. Working in the computer industry myself I would not normaly touch these machines. However Aldi ran a promotion on this model and a couple of others and it really seemed to be a very decent specification. The price was very low and the warranty was an impressive x3 years, which what manufacture gives those? The design and layout of the machine is very clean, although I think that the shinny top was a bad idea as very easily to scratch. The speed is second to none, it keeps up very well with my mac laptop and thats very suprising. Its an ideal machine if you travel a lot, just slip in your bag and go. With it having a couple of usb ports you can install a broadband dongle and use it on the net when out and about. The battery life is good, these days getting over an hour is great but this little one does not give up at all. I really do rate the graphics card, very unusual in a budget machine. I would like to see a dvd but hey cant have everything.