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What you get when you buy a cheap Netbook

'Minibook' Netbook

Some of you may have seen these units kicking around on Amazon, so in true Frantik fashion, I thought I’d get one to test it.

Okay, so we bought the unit for around £55 delivered. On first impressions I didn’t hold my hopes up too high. Chinese looking box, manual and packaging. Most probably was just a cheap knock-off.

The unit has 3 USB 2.0 ports, an RJ45 network point 10/100, SD Card slot (extra storage), headphone socket and microphone socket. The unit has no built in webcam, but then what would you expect for the price?

As stated in the instructions the device I had takes a max 32GB memory card for extra storage.

The OS the device came with was Android 2.0. In my opinion completely useless on a netbook. I soon came to the conclusion that the whole thing was pointless with this version of Android running on it and have decided to try and get the thing running a distribution of Linux so will report back if I have succeeded with this.

Battery life is cited to be around 4hrs.

The Box

Some other specs:

  • CPU: WM8650 800Mhz
  • Display: 6.98″ TFT  800*480
  • Flash: 4GB
  • Input: 9V 1.5a adaptor

To conclude, stay clear from this if you want a device that is useable.

Looking for a sub-£300 branded laptop – look no further than this!

Fujitsu Lifebook AH530 Laptop
This is the option with 500GB Hard Disk and 4GB RAM

Fujitsu Lifebook AH530 Laptop

This is certainly one to keep in mind!

Fujitsu have been in the Laptop business for a very long time and although have regularly been overlooked due to other bigger brands being in the spotlight they are certainly not one to overlook.

This is currently available on eBuyer – http://www.ebuyer.com/341124-fujitsu-lifebook-ah530-laptop-vfy-ah530mp503gb for £299.

They also do the cheaper model with 350GB Hard Disk and 2GB RAM for £279.99 – http://www.ebuyer.com/341123-fujitsu-ah530-lifebook-laptop-vfy-ah530mp502gb

So, if you’re looking for a full size laptop, not a netbook, this is definitely one to consider and isn’t a great deal more expensive!

Please leave a comment if you have one of these, be good to hear some feedback!