Datawind UbiSurfer reviews and prices: 7" Laptop computer

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This laptop is a good all rounder.

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4.4 out of 10 based on 11 reviews.
Datawind UbiSurfer with ARM 0.533 GHz Single Core Processor, 0.125GB of Memory and 1GB Storage on Linux. 4 hours of battery See full product description

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Score 2.0/10
Good points:
can get emails where-ever mobile phone works
Bad points:
Lovely theory: but very user UN-friendly. It doesn't use "standard" programs, so it's a bit like reading Dutch, thinking it's German and wondering why you can't understand.
It gets "stuck" frequently.
The resolution is very poor, so if you try to zoom in to read script, it quickly becomes blurred.
I wanted to buy one for my 84 year old father, who has 84 year old vision and therefore couldn't read it at all: the script is usually too small and is often in white on blue, or pale blue or blue so illegible for anyone without "young" eyes.
So disappointing as it's such a good idea.
Overall rating 2.0
Value for money 2.0
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 16 Feb 2010

Dave, Merseyside I like things Reliable!

Score 1.0/10
Good points:
Nice compact unit!!
Bad points:
One word "Linux"
Overall rating 1.0
Value for money 2.0
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0 of 5 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 05 Mar 2010

christopher, manchester i like laptops

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
i thing the ubi-surfer netbook is a good net book .
its not to big its a good has a good screen for a
ubi -surfer

Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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2 of 5 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 04 Jan 2010

Sasha, Edinburgh

Score 4.0/10
Good points:
it looks really cute. I bought it for my 9 year old as a birthday present and he loved how small and stylish it was.
Bad points:
It's painfully slow. I'd read reviews that said speed wasn't it's strong point but I didn't expect it to be anything like as tedious as it is. Put it this way, my son only uses it to play games on. For anything else he uses my netbook or the pc because he simply loses patience waiting for the datawind to do anything much.
Overall rating 4.0
Value for money 4.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 03 Feb 2010

pete, southport,merseyside

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
easy to use,does what it says on the tin
Bad points:
cant get some programmes to run,sometimes poor signal strength
Overall rating 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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4 of 5 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 02 Jan 2010

paul, london sw1 General home user

Score 1.0/10
Good points:
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 1.0
Battery life 1.0
Design 2.0
Size and weight 2.0
Performance 1.0
Value for money 1.0
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Confirmed purchase: 01 Mar 2011

Justin, Shrewsbury General home user

Score 3.0/10
Good points:
Very light and portable.
Easy to use, simple interface.
Fast initial load.
Good basic word processing and spreadsheet apps.
Includes games.
Strong, durable.
Bad points:
Painfully slow internet speed (takes about a minute to load a webpage on GPRS)
Loses WiFi connection easily.
Freezes very frequently.
Struggles to cope with the simple things eg: drop down menus, typing a web address.
Goes very pixelated even when zoomed in slightly.
YouTube app doesn't work.
Can't play videos within browser.
Can't download anything.
Very Little Memory.
Unable to read music, videos and most pictures off memory stick.
The keys are very close together, making it difficult to type.
Very plastic, childlike feel.

Overall rating 3.0
Battery life 5.0
Design 6.0
Size and weight 7.0
Performance 2.0
Value for money 3.0
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Confirmed purchase: 01 Jul 2010

This Datawind UbiSurfer is reviewed on PC Advisor

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 7
Screen Resolution (pixels) 800 x 480 (WVGA)
Operating system Linux
RAM (Gigabytes) 0.125
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 1
Number of cores Single
Processor brand ARM
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 0.533
Number of USB ports 3
Connections 3G
Connections Wireless
Battery life (Hours) 4
Weight (kg) 0.7
Graphics card brand Intel
Graphics card model number GMA 900
Type of hard drive Flash Hard Drive
Remote control No
Aspect ratio 16:10
Width in cm 22.2
Depth in cm 16.5
Release date 40070

Also known as: UbiSurfer

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Manufacturer's Description

7 inch TFT Wide screen display (800 × 480 pixels)

Memory: 128MB Ram; 1GB Flash; 50 GB Online Networking: GPRS 900Mhz, 1800Mhz with Embedded SIM Card Wireless LAN WiFi IEEE 802.11 b/g Ethernet Port 10MB Audio: Microphone and dual stereo sound earphone jacks Input: Full QWERTY keyboard Touchpad Mouse Pointer Battery: Provides 4 hours active use and 4 hours standby Size/Weight: 222 × 165 × 29.5 mm 700 grams Ports: Push-Push SD card socket / 3x USB Ports/ 1 x Earphone/ 1 x Microphone/ 1 x Ethernet Speed: Loads Web Pages in less than 7 Seconds Applications: DataWind Web Browser, Calendar, Media Player, XIP Office (Word processor, Spreadsheet n Presentation)PDF Viewer, Email, Paint, Games. (All Compatible with Microsoft)
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