Medion Enters Netbook Market, Releases E1210 laptop

Medion, which produces computers for the likes of Aldi, Lidl and Tesco, has announced the release (finally) of the E1210 which is yet another netbook based on a template specs list with not much differentiating factors when compared to the rest of the competition. The E1210 comes with a single core Intel Atom CPU, 1GB memory and a 80GB hard disk drive. On top of that, it comes with Windows XP, Corel Wordperfect Office X3, a 10-inch screen (capable of displaying 1024x600 pixels) and 802.11n Wireless connectivity (ed: that's better than its rivals). The chassis used is a popular one (as used by Advent and MSI) and the laptop comes with a nice little webcam as well plus the usual connectors. The laptop which will be available in silver and in black will be on sale for around GBP280 as from this coming Sunday. Only Sony and Toshiba appear to be resisting the urge to jump in the bandwagon and release their own little netbooks.