Aldi Netbook Computer
Aldi supermarkets in Australia are offering the Medion E1210 (know in Europe as the Medion Akoya Mini) small laptop ("Netbook") computer for $AU599 from 23 October 2008. This has an Intel Atom N270 1.6 Ghz processor, 1 Gb RAM, 160 Gb disk, 10-inch LCD screen, webcam, Wireless LAN, bluetooth (via a dongle), SD card reader, 3xUSB. It runs Microsoft Windows XP, and Corel WordPerfect. Smarthouse have a review of the unit and suggest it is from the same maker as the MSI Wind, which has been well recieved. One problem is that the Aldi unit has only a smaller three cell battery, with less than 90 minutes running time.