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T_Nut

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cnm minibook
« on: June 13, 2009, 03:01:06 PM »
hello
within the next few days hopefully i should be getting my minibook delivered soon!
its from maplin .just wondering how many people bought the B-grade cnm minibook
at £99.99 from maplin
any way i shall let you all know when i get and what happens
so watching out for postman or who ever is delivering it .
the waiting seems like forever!!! hurry up?
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Leven2e

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Re: cnm minibook
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2009, 06:31:13 PM »
when they `1st come out ,we had 2 wait months and months..
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Re: cnm minibook
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2009, 07:54:55 PM »
I bought a 'B' grade from Maplin but had to send it back - they had not reloaded the operating system and all the previous owner's stuff was still there - so much so that I was able to email him and check that it hadn't been returned for hardware problems.

The box was in a terrible state, the computer was a bit scratched, and the manual was manky and scribbled in. I complained to Maplin that they should have reloaded it, but that it would take me some time, so they offered me a discount of ten pounds, but I couldn't be bothered and I sent it back and got a full refund.

I kept an eye on eBay and eventually picked up a 'new' unused one for 60 quid which I am very happy with. Not the fastest of machines, but small, light and with a Vodafone dongle you can get internet access in any city - very useful. It is great to be free of Microsoft at last and I'm slowly getting into Linux with it.

Also this forum is great - very helpful - much better than the Acer Aspire One (my 'other' netbook)
« Last Edit: June 13, 2009, 07:59:18 PM by Freddie »
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Anthony

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Re: cnm minibook
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2009, 06:08:19 AM »
I bought a "B" grade one from Maplins and it was in a "as new" condition. Maybe I was lucky but I am completely satisfied with it.

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Re: cnm minibook
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2009, 11:35:25 AM »
so watching out for postman or who ever is delivering it .
the waiting seems like forever!!! hurry up?
Hogesar also went through this process of sitting on the edge of his seat until the postman arrived with his package - through his posts we all breathed a sigh of relief when it did!  ;D

Might give some ideas if you read the posts (from #7 onwards, or earlier):

http://linuxlaptopforum.ark2webdesign.co.uk/index.php/topic,447.msg3110.html

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« Last Edit: June 14, 2009, 03:40:38 PM by Unhban »

T_Nut

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Re: cnm minibook
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2009, 06:54:56 PM »
hi all
thanks for replys so it seems a little hit n miss keep you infomed on what happens
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T_Nut

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Re: cnm minibook
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2010, 02:28:00 PM »
Hi all
Got one in the end ;D got it fron a freind iam 2nd onwer!!
came complete with box all in very good condition except left mouse button hardly moves
but still works so not that bothered at the mo
2days later now got 3mx ultra 3 + kernel for baclight control very happy now ;D
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