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ADVENT Monza N1 Refurbished 15.6" Laptop - Red 6gb ram 500gbhdd £229.00 @ Currys

kramvickramvic

6gb ram and 500gb hdd.
£260 on Dixons and pcworld websites, £308 @ pixmania delivered.
Anybody any views on the processor, and make etc of this for the money?
I have a Dell vostro 1000 amd athlon x2 processor with 2gb ram running windows vista,will I see much difference in performance?

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    Chiptivo
    Not a bad price, but shame it is an advent..
    Any other make, I would have had it.
    kramvic
    Chiptivo
    Not a bad price, but shame it is an advent..
    Any other make, I would have had it.

    are they that bad?

    Edited By: kramvic on Aug 25, 2012 20:44: found
    THRILLER-DEEJAY
    kramvic
    Chiptivo
    Not a bad price, but shame it is an advent..
    Any other make, I would have had it.

    are they that bad?


    They seem to use the cheapest crap materials available.
    JoeBoy88
    THRILLER-DEEJAY
    kramvic
    Chiptivo
    Not a bad price, but shame it is an advent..
    Any other make, I would have had it.

    are they that bad?


    They seem to use the cheapest crap materials available.


    The last advent I seen was made of papier mâché.
    kramvic
    JoeBoy88
    THRILLER-DEEJAY
    kramvic
    Chiptivo
    Not a bad price, but shame it is an advent..
    Any other make, I would have had it.

    are they that bad?


    They seem to use the cheapest crap materials available.


    The last advent I seen was made of papier mâché.

    But all the hdd, processor, etc will be branded is it just the case and keyboard that are made of poor quality stuff?
    Pluun
    I've had an ADVENT roma3000 for about 2 years now.
    Works perfectly and never had one problem
    . :p

    Edited By: Pluun on Aug 26, 2012 02:17: Removed what I really think of Trolls.
    CrimblyBiff
    Had my old Advent for over a decade, was rock solid and never let me down. Too many people talking about things they know nothing about.
    JJMPSP
    Just ordered one for uni! Will get an SSD for this and it should be good to go ;)
    Pluun
    JJMPSP
    Just ordered one for uni! Will get an SSD for this and it should be good to go ;)


    I just got a Samsung 256 for about £146 and £20 cashback.
    Hope to put it into the new Toshiba that I've just won when I work up the courage.
    JJMPSP
    Pluun
    JJMPSP
    Just ordered one for uni! Will get an SSD for this and it should be good to go ;)


    I just got a Samsung 256 for about £146 and £20 cashback.
    Hope to put it into the new Toshiba that I've just won when I work up the courage.


    Nice, I'm only willing to spend £70 on an SSD though :P
    Pluun
    JJMPSP
    Pluun
    JJMPSP
    Just ordered one for uni! Will get an SSD for this and it should be good to go ;)


    I just got a Samsung 256 for about £146 and £20 cashback.
    Hope to put it into the new Toshiba that I've just won when I work up the courage.


    Nice, I'm only willing to spend £70 on an SSD though :P


    Probably a 128 then.
    Get one with a kit though as you will probably need a USB to SATA cable.
    Also, if you get one with an enclosure you can keep the old drive in it as an external although it's not compulsory to keep it in one.
    Good luck.
    Chiptivo
    Well, the problem with 'most' advent machines is the build quality and materials.

    But that is why they are cheaper than the branded partners.

    They are like the Aldi brand of beans compared to the HP Sauce type.

    Both are beans, but would will notice the difference.

    Not knocking the deal tho, still not bad.
    The CPU put put me off.
    Pluun
    Chiptivo
    Well, the problem with 'most' advent machines is the build quality and materials.

    But that is why they are cheaper than the branded partners.

    They are like the Aldi brand of beans compared to the HP Sauce type.

    Both are beans, but would will notice the difference.

    Not knocking the deal tho, still not bad.
    The CPU put put me off.


    I have Fujitsu-Siemens, Advent and Toshiba laptops and an ASUS netbook.
    I have no idea what CPU's they have but all have performed perfectly for my needs.
    If I hadn't spilled rum n coke on the fujitsu and won the pools soon after, I'd still be using that but I bought the Advent.
    I have just recently won the Toshiba so I now use the Advent as a "daytime" pc and the Tosh as an "evening" one when I'm in front of the telly.

    If I had the knowledge to know which CPU was best and I could afford it, I'd probably go for it but I don't think the average user would NEED the best available.
    Maybe a gamer or high end photo manipulating pc but too many people "obsess" about performance.
    < Wouldn't be suprised if half the "performance trolls" wern't accessing HUKD on a Sinclair Spectrum and living in a dream world. (_;)
    pet2000
    If you thinking of portability, it's quite heavy with 2.8kg. Most newer kaptops are less than 2.3kg (it believe me, 0.5kg make a huge difference when you have to carry). Battery life would be another concern.

    I have a Dell vostro 1000 amd athlon x2 processor with 2gb ram running windows vista,will I see much difference in performance?

    No! (if you run Vista in Basic mode, performance will be almost the same).


    Edited By: pet2000 on Aug 26, 2012 07:34
    kramvic
    pet2000
    If you thinking of portability, it's quite heavy with 2.8kg. Most newer kaptops are less than 2.3kg (it believe me, 0.5kg make a huge difference when you have to carry). Battery life would be another concern.

    I have a Dell vostro 1000 amd athlon x2 processor with 2gb ram running windows vista,will I see much difference in performance?

    No! (if you run Vista in Basic mode, performance will be almost the same).

    Thanks for that pet2000, that's just made my decision for me.
    elitom
    yep - too many people obsessed with performance - it's horses for courses ....

    If I had to buy a new laptop for my old Dad this would be ideal - just for email / web / word processing and viewing / printing photos. These taks dont need a quad core CPU and 8GB of RAM and dedicated graphics !

    He never takes it out of the home and uses it maybe for 30 mins at a time before recharging.

    So for not much over £200 with warranty and an LED lit HD screen you can't go wrong :)

    EliTom
    maaow
    I've had my advent for 5 years now. It runs a little slow but it was cheap when I bought it (about £400) so can't complain
    cupcake125
    I'd stay well clear from an advent,i had no end of problems with mine,they're rubbish,better to spend a bit more and buy a decent one.
    rudey_98
    Out of stock
    falfredo
    kramvic
    But all the hdd, processor, etc will be branded is it just the case and keyboard that are made of poor quality stuff?
    Yes, just all the stuff that is at most risk of breaking (hinges, power socket, mouse buttons).

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