Review: Aldi Medion Notebook

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 [...]

Review: Toshiba NB200

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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Review: Lenovo Thinkpad SL500

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 [...]

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Villa81 Archive - Spilling a cappuccino over the Lenovo ThinkPad X300

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 [...]

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