August 3, 2009 at 7:36 pm
Hannspree’s Hannsnote 10-inch netbook is basically a rebadged MSI Wind. The Hannsnote SN10E1 netbook has been on sale for the past couple of months in the UK for £259.99 and seems to offer good value for money, despite its generic specifications. For this money, it offers features found in more premium models including a wireless draft-N, Bluetooth and a 6-cell battery good for around 5 hours.
TrustedReviews has put the HANNSnote through its paces and scored it well (8/10) mainly due to its value offering and ‘premium’ features outlined above. Given that Misco.co.uk are offering £30 cashback until the end of August, this makes the HANNSnote an even more compelling offering at £230. This puts it a significant discount to the likes of the Asus Eee PC 1000HE at £290 that has a better keyboard and touchpad. Check out the key review points after the jump.
The HANNSnote is powered by a 1.6GHz N270 Atom processor, 1GB RAM and a 160GB HDD. It also has Wi-Fi (b/g) and Bluetooth 2.0. It comes with three USB ports, a couple of audio jacks, a VGA and Ethernet port.
Key review points of the Hannspree HANNSnote:
- Despite being a rebadged MSI Wind, it does differ aesthetically by offering a glossy black lid and chrome strip and faux-chrome power button. As you would expect though, it is a fingerprint magnet.
- The status LEDs are integrated into a single bar on the palm rest.
- The interior doesn’t suffer from this as its mostly matte (including the display).
- The keyboard hasn’t been modified and remains the same as the MSI Wind. This includes the ‘Fn’ function key on the bottom right, in place of the Control key. The keys have good feedback and travel.
- The large battery gives the HANNSnote a slope on the keyboard.
- The touchpad is a bit small, although the rocker bar found on the Wind is now replaced with two separate buttons. Both buttons offer good feedback.
- The 10-inch (1024 x 600) display is average. It has bright colours and bright text and good viewing angles. The matte finish is a bonus.
- Speakers are underpowered.
- The HANNSnote comes with a 6-cell (4400mAh) 49Wh battery. They managed to squeeze 4 hours and 20 minutes of battery life with screen brightness at 50 percent and Wi-Fi turned off.