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Averatec 4200

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the design and value for money are overall positive. The screen and battery also get good reviews. Opinions are divided on the keyboard. Some have doubts about the touchpad and sound.

portability, battery, screen, value for money, design

sound, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Averatec 4200 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 17 reviews)

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Averatec 4200 Review (pics, specs)

 

Averatec calls their 4200 series notebook not too big, not too small...just perfect. For mobile users who want great portability but a more practical screen size and keyboard (and price!), this might be exactly correct. Following is a full review of...

Great looks Good performance Fantastic screen Great value Good battery life Quiet

Build quality / quality control not top notch. Heat Keyboard could be improved upon

The Averatec 4200 series is a great notebook with good specifications at a very competitive price. The Multi Format DVD burner is a real bonus at this price range. It also looks great! It's easy to buy because there are not many options. It comes well...

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Averatec 4200

 

Designed for highly mobile students and cost-conscious business travelers, the $1,199 (as of August 2005) Averatec 4200 thin-and-light laptop is priced low and offers plenty of features, including a DVD burner. While the system demonstrated great...

Low price; playful design; good battery life; very portable; multiformat DVD burner

Poor application performance; finicky touch pad and mouse buttons; battery warranty lasts just six months

The colorful Averatec 4200 may not deliver the fastest performance, but it has enough oomph for basic tasks and offers some nice features, including a DVD burner, at a bargain price.

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Averatec 4200 AV4265-EH1 Review

 

Creamy-white laptop with midnight blue lid boasts just-right 13.3-inch widescreen.

Handsome case ; just-right screen size

Unimpressive battery life

Except for the outdated information regarding its two hot buttons, the AV4265-EH1's documentation (in the form of a preinstalled Acrobat manual) seems solid; it does a good job of walking users through upgrades, always a plus. But the contents page is...

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Averatec 4200 AV4265-EH1AV4265

 

Unusual 13.3-inch wide screen sets this laptop apart.

This 13.3-inch wide screen offers striking looks and an appealing weight. I would wait until Averatec makes the AveraPlay media button fully functional again, though, before buying.

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Averatec AV4265-EH1

 

The AveraBrite widescreen is bright and great for DVD movie watching. The full-size keyboard won't cramp your fingers, even when you're working on extensive papers or reports. The touchpad and mouse buttons are responsive, reminding us of those found...

Stylish. Lightweight. Vivid screen. Large hard drive

Falls a bit short on performance. Weak speakers

A workhorse the Averatec AV4265-EH1 is not, but a lightweight portable system that can handle day-to-day tasks with aplomb it most definitely is.

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Averatec 4200 Widescreen Notebook - Reviews by Mobile Tech Review

 

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Averatec 4200 13" Widescreen Notebook

 

Who says a widescreen Centrino notebook with a bright, glassy display weighing less than 5 lbs. has to cost $2,000 or more? Averatec has a way of bringing notebooks to market that cost far less than competing brands. While Averatec's very first...

Wow, only $1,199 list price for a slick looking 13.3" widescreen notebook that weighs less than 5 pounds?! Not only that, Averatec didn't scrimp on the internals: the latest Centrino chipset, a 1.6 GHz Pentium M processor, 512 megs of RAM and a DVD...

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Good value numerous tech support problems

 

Light, full of features

bad customer service, parts break

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Problems from the Start - Terrible Customer Support

 

I purchased an Averatec 4200 series laptop in June. I have two other Averatec products and have been quite satisified. This one has been nothing but problems. I have now returned it twice for the same problem (it shuts off suddenly or will not turn...

Nice size, screen is good, great features for cost

Poor Touchpad

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They are selling TOYS!!!

 

AVERATAC Laptop AV4265-EH1, It looks beautiful but with terrible service that dive me crazy. I brought this laptop at Staples this July 4th (what an honest day!) and it cracked down after 18 days. Since more than 14 days, Staples won't replace a new...

Looks good, light, I/O are good

Bad service, very slow

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Product Specifications

The Averatec 4200 series notebooks featuring a crisp AveraBrite display are the perfect solution for any user. These ultra portable notebooks feature Intel Centrino Mobile Technology and are equipped with an array of multimedia features such as IEEE 1394, 4-in-1 Media Reader, and a Multi-Format DVD +/- Burner. Intel Centrino Mobile Technology enables greater battery life for increased efficiency and provides built-in 802.11b/g wireless technology that offers greater speed, improved reach and added security.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Run Time (Up To):4hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:8.8in
Height:1in
Weight:4.6lbs
Width:12.3in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:13.3in
Diagonal Size (metric):33.8cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 800
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:AVERATEC
Model:AV4265-EH1
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:AVERATEC

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:533MHz

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:24x (CD) / 2x (DVD-RW) / 4x (DVD+RW)
Type:DVD
Write Speed:24x (CD) / 4x (DVD-R) / 8x (DVD+R)

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

Processor

Clock Speed:1.6GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Number:730
Type:Pentium M

RAM

Installed Size:512MB
Max Supported Size:2GB
Technology:DDR SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller

Type:IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:80GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino
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