Virgin Media Netbook
Virgin Netbook is coming
Pretty much all of the major ISP’s offer you a ‘free’ netbook when you sign up for broadband services so it’s no surprise that Virgin Media has jumped on the bandwagon. Virgins offering, the Freedom, will be offered up to subscribers who sign up for lengthy fixed and mobile broadband deals. So, is theere anything special about this netbook?
As you can from the image below, the Virgin Media Freedom netbook looks fairly attractive - red or black finish. ‘I don’t care what it looks like!’ Sure, neither do we. For most users, functionality is everything and the Freedom certainly gives as good as any other netbook: Intel Atom 1.60GHz processor, 10.2–inch screen, Windows XP and 1GB of RAM. The HDD is only 120GB HDD but, to be honest, if you really need to store that much data would you really rely on a standard laptop disk?
As you’d expect, there’s Wi–Fi connecitivity. The main thing that lets this offering down is the battery life - two and a half hours! Pretty poor. Now that hardly does its cred any good when most netbooks can squeeze out almost double that.