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Photos: Advent 4213 opens door on 3G

Say hello to our little friend, the Advent 4213. It's only Advent's second effort in the world of netbooks, but in the time we've spent with it, we'd argue it's one of the best

Say hello to our little friend, the Advent 4213. It's only Advent's second crack at making a netbook, but in the time we've spent with it, we think it's among the best we've seen.

Whereas the Advent 4211 was basically a re-badged MSI Wind, the 4213 is based on the ECS G10IL. And that's a good thing, because both the G10IL and the 4213 pack integrated HSDPA connectivity -- simply insert your 3G SIM card into the slot behind the battery and you can surf the Web anywhere you please.

The 4213 is fairly standard otherwise. It uses a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 CPU, 1GB of RAM, a 10.2-inch 1,024x600-pixel screen, 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, three USB ports, VGA video output, a webcam, and a relatively large keyboard you can type on without contorting your fingers like a particularly klutzy zombie.

We've not had the chance to test battery life, but the 3,800mAh battery should be good for a couple of hours.

It's available now from PC World, Dixons, Currys.Digital and Amazon for a quite reasonable £300. We'll have a full review shortly, but in the meantime click 'Continue' below to check out some pictures.

The design isn't very ostentatious, but simplicity's a good thing in our eyes. Note the keyboard, which is surprisingly easy to touch-type on at speed.

The right side is home to two analogue audio ports, two USB ports, a 10/100 Ethernet port, and a modem port, which has been permanently sealed over.

Here's the left side, resplendent in its VGA-out, USB port and exhaust-vent glory.

The 4213's party piece is the integrated 3G HSDPA adaptor, the SIM card slot for which lives beneath the battery. Just slap a SIM into this, put the battery back, and you can get your Facebook on.