ADVENT Sienna 710 Dual-core Intel® Core™ i7-620M (2.66 GHz) £495 @ currys.co.uk - HotUKDeals
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ADVENT Sienna 710 Dual-core Intel® Core™ i7-620M (2.66 GHz) £495.00 @ currys.co.uk

£495.00 @ Currys
priced at 529.99, use REE35POUND at checkout to get 35 pound discount making it £495 With its multimedia-geared tech-specs and elegant design, the Advent Sienna 710 laptop is designed to breez… Read More
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priced at 529.99, use REE35POUND at checkout to get 35 pound discount making it £495


With its multimedia-geared tech-specs and elegant design, the Advent Sienna 710 laptop is designed to breeze through workloads and promises a fantastic level of entertainment and is powered by the formidable Intel® Core™ i7-620M Processor, and effortlessly runs Microsoft's 64-bit Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium operating system.

A sizeable 320GB Hard Drive provides plenty of storage space for a good-sized multimedia collection, whilst 4GB of Memory ensures a smooth multitasking performance.

Built around a 15.6" High Definition widescreen LCD display, you'll be delighted with the sharp, vivid picture rendered by the Advent Sienna 710, with an integrated DVD Rewriter providing a convenient hub for plenty of entertainment. The CPU-integrated Intel® HD Graphics supply plenty of punch for smooth High Definition video playback, as well as allowing for some fun gaming from time to time.

Connectivity in the Advent Sienna 710 laptop offers plenty of versatility, with integrated Wireless-N WiFi technology, three USB 2.0 ports, an Ethernet port, and a 0.3 megapixel webcam for easy video chat with friends and family.

Processor Intel® Core™ i7-620M Processor
- 2.66 GHz
- 2.5 GT/s DMI
- 4 MB L3 Cache
Operating System Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit
RAM - 4GB installed DDR3 RAM
Graphics card Integrated Intel® HD Graphics
Screen type Widescreen LCD
Screen resolution -WXGA
- 1366 x 768 pixels
Screen size 15.6"
Screen features 16:9 aspect ratio
Hard drive 320GB SATA
Optical disk drive DVD Rewriter
Memory card reader 4-in-1 media card reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS Pro)
USB 3 x USB 2.0
FireWire No
Modem/Ethernet 1 x RJ-45 Ethernet port
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n WLAN
Bluetooth No
Webcam VGA resolution webcam
Battery 4-cell Lithium Ion battery
Accessories included Power cable, AC adapter, battery, documentation
Size 382 x 255 x 33.15 - 34.4 mm (W x D x H)
Weight 2.5 kg
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#1
Can someone explain why this isnt hotter?

I am tempted to get a (2nd) new lappie for thsis price!
#2
Very hot price for a Core i7 laptop - only reservation is build quality of Advent laptops.
banned#3
brookheather
Very hot price for a Core i7 laptop - only reservation is build quality of Advent laptops.


Build quality has improved a fair bit recently.
#4
Ta 3% quidco...
#5
Its only a dual core Advent,don't get too carried away :)
#6
mark7402
Its only a dual core Advent,don't get too carried away :)


So which processor is better than this one??
#7
titanwars
WantOne
Can someone explain why this isnt hotter?

I am tempted to get a (2nd) new lappie for thsis price!


one word-> Advent

I worked for PC World for over three years and never saw anything Advent that actually worked properly...

beg to differ, if u worked for dsg you would know the biggest baddy of them all is pb, named in the trade packard hell, advent are pretty gd quality, so tbh ya talking rubbish as at my time with dsg, pb had the biggest failure rate by miles. advent aint bad at all, like all manufactures they all have failures and advent failures aint anywhere near top.
#8
Have had a few advents over the years, none give me any trouble, good build quality.
#9
WantOne
Can someone explain why this isnt hotter?

I can
Unknown brand, get a sony!
#10
[quote=welsh_andy]

I have seen advent products working, that was a bs statement really but just the name gives me flashbacks of running their products through eclipse or booking collections with the tech guys, I just can't find it in me to recommend. We didn't see too many Packard Bell's in our store but on a budget from DSGI it might be of "value" lol to check out some others also (_;)
#11
I've heard this has terrible battery life and the heat becomes unbearable.
Just wondering, will laptop deals be better in January sales than leading up to Christmas?
#12
JoeTheMaestro
I've heard this has terrible battery life and the heat becomes unbearable.
Just wondering, will laptop deals be better in January sales than leading up to Christmas?


Check dell outlet, great deals from time to time, picked up a fantastic laptop last week, free delivery and £25 off at moment
#13
Bully
JoeTheMaestro
I've heard this has terrible battery life and the heat becomes unbearable.
Just wondering, will laptop deals be better in January sales than leading up to Christmas?


Check dell outlet, great deals from time to time, picked up a fantastic laptop last week, free delivery and £25 off at moment


Its a pretty hot chip - not more than the cooling could handle, just that it won't be confortable on lab.Battery is about 1 hour.

http://reviews.cnet.co.uk/laptops/advent-sienna-710-review-50000655/

For what it packs, I don't think you could do much better CPU wise for a while - but if fast CPU isn't everything, I'd say wait for sales before you regret it.
#14
Bully
JoeTheMaestro
I've heard this has terrible battery life and the heat becomes unbearable.
Just wondering, will laptop deals be better in January sales than leading up to Christmas?


Check dell outlet, great deals from time to time, picked up a fantastic laptop last week, free delivery and £25 off at moment

What was the spec and how much?
#15
The core I7 is the best thing about this laptop. The rest of the spec is all very a average, which makes it a bit unbalanced. Therefore a core i3 is more commonly paired with this type of spec.

For this is worth the money but not a hot deal.
#16
JediLard
The core I7 is the best thing about this laptop. The rest of the spec is all very a average, which makes it a bit unbalanced. Therefore a core i3 is more commonly paired with this type of spec.

For this is worth the money but not a hot deal.


Depends.

It's not much faster than any decent i5 - which is alot better than i3 btw. Not to mention i7 could suck alot more battery. (about 15w more underload) TBH its one of those marketing BS - invest in SSD yields far more performance gain.

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Intel-Core-i3-i5-i7-Processors-Arrandale.25085.0.html
#17
Without a discrete GFX chip this is a big engine going nowhere

Vauzhall Corsa with a big old V8 in it


COCO
#18
I_SHOULD_COCO
Without a discrete GFX chip this is a big engine going nowhere

Vauzhall Corsa with a big old V8 in it


COCO


TBH integrated isn't too bad. I actually found last gen X4500 to produce smoother video than low end video card like 4330. Though its a no go if you game.
#19
WantOne
Can someone explain why this isnt hotter?

I am tempted to get a (2nd) new lappie for thsis price!

not a quad core for a start, the new i architecture should have been reserved for quad cores only, just marketing hype i7, most people will think its a quad core, least currys are decent enough to let you know its only dual core, plus what others have said about build quality
#20
mowog
WantOne
Can someone explain why this isnt hotter?

I am tempted to get a (2nd) new lappie for thsis price!


not a quad core for a start, the new i architecture should have been reserved for quad cores only, just marketing hype i7, most people will think its a quad core, least currys are decent enough to let you know its only dual core, plus what others have said about build quality


Well the thing is, if you're getting a laptop before new year, you're stuck between a rock and a hard place. Currently dual-core i7-6x0 is arguably the best cpu for most tasks, apart from heavy media creation; even then its still fast - this is because they are built on later 32nm tech, where as Quad i7-7x0/8x0/9x0QM are built on older 45 nm tech without on-die GPU. The latter run hotter, has pretty poor battery, also have low frequency & low turbo bin relatively speaking.

At the moment you either settle for newer high-end dual core, or what's aging quad core. On the plus side, which is why I suggest to wait - next generation Sandy Bridge i7 quad is going to be announced January next year - built on 32nm tech, it could offer both performance & 4-5 hour battery.

imo this is a hotter deal:
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/dual-core-intel-core-i5-460m-2-53-g/824403

Not simply because the Acer is a better brand, its also better designed without a sticker telling you not to put it on your lap.

Edited By: Quicklite on Dec 13, 2010 08:55: add recommondation
#21
rodman
WantOne
Can someone explain why this isnt hotter?

I can
Unknown brand, get a sony!


Daughter had a Sony and the graphics card packed up within a couple of years.
#22
bigbak
rodman
WantOne
Can someone explain why this isnt hotter?

I can
Unknown brand, get a sony!


Daughter had a Sony and the graphics card packed up within a couple of years.


Sony doesn't make those. :)
1 Like #23
Advent is one of the very few brands I actively encourage people to avoid when they ask for advice about laptops.

There is no smoke without fire, just listen to the amount of folf on here saying their build quality/reliability is poor. Its true.
#24
I work in PC repair, and i would avoid Advents too.
I haven't had many go disastrously wrong (like HP's with nvidia graphics ). But they are cheaply made, use the cheapest components for screen, ram etc. And their support is absolute pants with the worst website on the planet, and parts aren't easy to come by either if you need to replace a part either.

Better of sticking to Dell, Sony etc. There's a reason they cost more and its not just for the brand name.

But saying all that this spec is very high, and if you need all that performance from a laptop then i can't complain about the price. Personally I'd get a lower specced Dell, Toshiba, Sony or Asus. Even Acer actually.


Edited By: sswats on Dec 13, 2010 11:39
#25
Arrived today. Working nice and fast , seems really good ta...

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