We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
80,259 News Articles

PC World beats Eee PC with 10in Atom laptop

Advent 4211 now available from PC World site

UK retailer PC World has launched what it claims is the "world's first Intel Atom netbook".

The Advent 4211 is now available from PCWorld.co.uk for £279.99, and the retailer claims to have beaten other ultra-low-cost, ultraportable laptop manufacturers in launching an Atom-based device in the UK market.

Intel launched the Atom at the Computex exhibition in Taipei in June and several laptop makers, encouraged by the success of Asus' Eee PC, were quick to announce new products based on the chip. That immediately caused a chip shortage, Sean Maloney, executive vice-president and general manager of Intel's Sales and Marketing Group, said last month.

A 10in version of the Eee PC is due to launch in the UK in the next few days, but PC World appears to have beaten Asus to the punch with the release of the Advent 4211.

Like the soon-to-be-released Eee PC 1000, the Advent 4211 features a 10in screen and runs Windows XP Home. Other specs include 1GB memory, an 80GB hard drive and Wi-Fi support.

See also

Eee PC 900 review

Eee PC 701 review

Acer Aspire One review


IDG UK Sites

Samsung Galaxy S6 review: Hands-on with the new Samsung Galaxy. Samsung's flagship is more iPhone-lr......

IDG UK Sites

5 things we hate about MWC: What it's like to be a journalist at a technology trade show

IDG UK Sites

Ractive powers The Guardian's interactive infographics – and lets novice coders build complex...

IDG UK Sites

What does that mean? A jargon-buster dictionary of tech terms for Apple fans