You can get the white nc10 off the dixons website for £283 (use code NEWYEAR25 at the checkout) at the moment and the cheapest i have seen it anywhere, so only £23 over budget.
I am not sure how much laptops will come down in price in the near future, i heard like car plants shutting down for a few weeks the same is happening with lcd panel manufactures in the far east in the new year and that in turn could raise the price of laptop screen and therefore laptops towards the 2nd quater of the year
It is cheap for a reason though, only 8gb (flash) storage, 512mb ram, 900mhz celeron processor (would rather have the atom), 7" screen and i dread to think how small that keyboard is looking at the pics, most of the modern netbooks have 93% sized keyboards.
personally I would go for the samsung or a msi wind varient, posibly the medion one from aldi as it comes witha 3 year warranty (obviously that depends if your local aldi still has one in stock)
Using the discount code posted by curofone You can get the Advent 4211c from Dixons for £244.18 This is a rebadged MSI Wind. Although it hasn't got the battery power or sex appeal of the Samsung it is a dammned good machine.
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