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Note: Due to an editorial error, this product was initially given a score of 8.0, but we've now lowered that to 6.2.
Taking the ONEt+ out of the box, your first thought may well be that you've been the victim of an Internet scam. A shade smaller than the and made from cheap-looking plastic, with a large, equally cheap-looking badge on the lid, the ONEt+ looks more like a battery-powered toy you'd find in a pound shop than a genuine computer.
At just 635g, there doesn't feel like there could be much inside the ONEt+, either, but the plastic case isn't as flimsy as it looks. The thick, rigid lid opens up to 180° on two stiff and sturdy hinges, and inside is a 7-inch screen with a native resolution of 800x480 pixels. The condensed Qwerty keyboard measures just 8 inches across, but, while adults will have a hard time with anything more than two-fingered typing, kids should have no problem tapping out text at speed.
In fact, children are really the target audience for the ONEt+. The price is low enough for parents to take a punt and the netbook is kitted out to be as foolproof to use as possible. The only control is a power button -- there's no way to adjust screen brightness or volume -- and the fixed battery means there isn't anything that can drop off and get lost. The various exposed ports may offer a tempting orifice for children of a certain age to poke something into, though.