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PC World launches Atom netbook

Store claims UK first for Intel's Atom

The Advent 4211

PC World has launched the first small computer in the UK to feature Intel’s new Atom processor. 

The company claims the Advent 4211 – with its 10.2-inch screen and an 80GB hard drive – has the largest screen and hard drive of any other netbook.

Netbooks are smaller in size and capacity than traditional notebooks or laptops and are aimed primarily at those who just want to surf the net.


The Atom is Intel’s smallest processor and has been designed for mobile devices and low-cost PCs such as the netbook.

They’re also the company’s lowest power processors which means they can help extend a device’s battery life.

The Advent 4211 – which costs £279.99 – comes with a built-in 1.3 megapixel camera and Bluetooth system.

Smaller laptops

Which? technology editor Matthew Bath said: ‘The move to smaller, cheaper laptops is great for consumers who don’t need the latest, high-specification laptops.

‘For word processing, email and web access in a lightweight package, new Atom-based laptops such as the Advent 4211, are a good solution.

‘Be warned, however, that they will struggle to play the latest games, and lack optical drives for playing DVDs.’

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