Wednesday, November 11th, 2009
Aldi entered the consumer laptop market this Autumn with the arrival of the Medion 16″ Multimedia Notebook. I got to grips with this device to see if it delivered value for money.
Verdict: 3 out of 10. A new low on Villa81, in this case it turns out you get what you pay for.
The Aldi Medion [...]
Tuesday, July 14th, 2009
Toshiba’s latest netbook, the NB200, arrived at Villa81 a couple of weeks back. We gave it a thorough examination to see how it fared against other models currently on the market.
Verdict: 5 out of 10. On balance it’s bang on average.
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Monday, February 9th, 2009
Lenovo gave us their Thinkpad SL500 for a test run. Given our past experience with Lenovo devices that was quite the brave move on their part.
It’s a solid device but nothing special. The SL500 is serviceable and above average but I won’t be rushing out to get one all the same. It’s short of the [...]
Friday, February 6th, 2009
This was the video that in many ways served as the inspiration for this website. Again the picture quality is far from perfect but it was a step forward on the editing front.
Lenovo had a laptop called the Thinkpad X300 which they claimed to be coffee proof. In May 2008 I spilled cappuccino over it [...]