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Medion E1210 Gets Official

Medion's netbook, the E1210 was one of the earliest to be announced, but it has become one of the latest to actually see a launch. Nonetheless, the system is now available in Medion's outlet of choice; that is to say: Aldi.

Spec wise there's nothing we haven't seen before - but all the important bits are there:

  • 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 CPU

  • 1GB DDR2 RAM

  • 80GB hard drive

  • 10in 1,024 x 600 screen

  • Ethernet, Draft-N WiFi

  • Windows XP SP3 (including Corel WordPerfect office X3)

  • Optional external DVD drive and extended battery

Three USB ports, a card reader and a VGA output finish things off, leaving the E1210 lacking in any killer differentiator from its peers.

In fact, from the look of it Medion seems to be taking a leaf out of Advent's (a.k.a. DSG) book and simply sticking its own brand in top of MSI's Wind. That said, we were pretty pleased with the 4211, so that isn't necessarily a bad thing.

If you fancy one, Aldi is asking £279.99 for either a silver or black system.

robbert buthker

September 3, 2008, 10:24 pm

I don't get it. You had laptops with 10 inch screens sporting 1280x768 resolutions before (Averatec 1000, Sony TZ, a couple of others). This is not rocket science, and it spoils the deal.

Matt G Baish

September 4, 2008, 2:59 pm

@robbert buthker: To parphrase a favourite soundbite on this site "Apples and Oranges". Ita all do to with price methinks; the whole idea of a Netbook is to deliver Network browsing capability (plus basic office, appliction, media support etc) in a compact and cheap package; its not just a cheap Notebook (you can get those for about &#163400). So the cheaper screen-res is just one way of cutting the cost. Hey, maybe (finger in the air) that difference in cost is only a tenner - but if you add a bunch of tenners up for each component in the system you end up with the &#163280 price point rather than the 1,498.99 (RRP) for the bottom of the range Sony TZ!!! :)

christopher0a9

September 7, 2008, 12:22 am

Hugo and TR, Get your facts right!





This *same* laptop has been out for at least 2 months in the UK, in the aisles of your local Sainsbury's, albeit for &#163299!!





:)

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