Comfortable to use, but lacking in features and sporting an old design
The Notino D7000SRA (£799 inc. VAT) combines an impressive specification, strong features and reliable warranty cover, to make it a good choice for value-conscious buyers.
Until recently, it was almost impossible to buy an ultraportable laptop for less than £1,000. The Hi-Grade Notino D2200 (£595 inc. VAT) shows how far prices have fallen, offering high-performance in a truly mobile chassis
The Hi-Grade Notino D7000SR-2200 (£899 inc. VAT) is a good example of a laptop designed for a variety of uses. Weighing in at 3kg, it's a semi-portable machine that is built from a plastic main body and magnesium-alloy behind the lid
This laptop from Hi-Grade looks better than many more expensive systems. A curious design quirk spoils the effect, though. You can't tilt the screen back as far as we'd like, which can make positioning more difficult when it's on your lap
Hi-Grade's Notino D7000L (£499 inc. VAT) is one the most affordable Windows Vista laptops currently available. While performance is basic, this is still a capable choice for the home office...
Hi-Grade has been in operation for over 20 years and in that time has built up a reputation for producing well-specified machines at aggressive prices. The Hi-Grade Notino W5600 is a good case in point.
Value for money is vital when you're looking at student laptops. However, features matter too, so it was a surprise when HiGrade submitted a system costing only £599. Could it deliver the functionality needed?
Rather than opting for a high-end offering, the Hi-Grade Notino D7000-1602 comes in at a budget-priced £899 (inc. VAT) which, considering this is a brand new product, is something of a feat.