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Advent Sienna 700 Laptop Computer with a 16 inch screen:

* 4 GB Memory
* 250 GB Hard Disk
* DVD Rewriter
* Shared Graphics Card
* Use currys voucher code 35POUND at the checkout to get this price!

+ quidco 3% guys
- Charlie Scene
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#1
Re posted as I couldn't edit the original post oO

This deal was found here and is also at PC World for this price which I have just bought from but PC World, Currys and Dixons are all the same company.
#2
This looks pretty good, given that it's around £400 for an HP i3. Some reviews don't sound terribly encouraging however. Voting hot anyway, at least with Currys you shouldn't have a problem with returns.
#3
Just bear in mind the is the DUAL core i7 not the QUAD core version.

Edited By: Noj on Dec 01, 2010 13:33
#4
hot from me

pretty powerful processor for a good price. shame about couple other things like battery and graphics. but will do most things perfectly i think :)
#5
great price! Reviews are a little hit and miss... i would be wary buying advent
#6
Nad_84
Reviews are a little hit and miss... i would be wary buying advent

But today is the first day of Advent so you may get lucky if you order today. :D
#7
Advent and e-machines are the worst I have ever known. Bad quality components and bad build quality.

Edited By: androo on Dec 01, 2010 15:16
#8
Noj
Just bear in mind the is the DUAL core i7 not the QUAD core version.


Dual Core i7 O_o

Never heard of those before.

Anyone know how they compare to their quad core counterparts?


Edited By: K1LLER HORNET on Dec 01, 2010 15:27
#9
Have had a couple of advents. never had any problem with them
#10
I doubt you'll see a quad core i7 in many laptops.

The dual core i7 has hyperthreading, so the performance CPU usage history in Windows Task Manager shows 4 seperate processor threads.

Maybe this is causing the confusion....
#11
K1LLER HORNET
Noj
Just bear in mind the is the DUAL core i7 not the QUAD core version.


Dual Core i7 O_o

Never heard of those before.

Anyone know how they compare to their quad core counterparts?



Dual:

http://ark.intel.com/ProductCollection.aspx?series=43558

Quad:

http://ark.intel.com/ProductCollection.aspx?series=43121

http://ark.intel.com/ProductCollection.aspx?series=43404
#12
I'll give this some heat

I had an Advent desktop for 6 years and it was a dream until I decided to buy a new PC which was a Compaq Deskpro with Vista and hate it and wish for my old Advent back!

My daughter has had an Advent laptop with Vista for 3 years and its great

If you aint travelling alot with it, its great for the price sod battery power and if you want decent graphics get a decent high end lappy!
#13
+3% quidco = 452
#14
the-bunker
I doubt you'll see a quad core i7 in many laptops.

mines got one in :p
#15
is this better than the standard macbook (2.4ghz one)?
#16
i think these days most people will struggle to notice the difference between a bottom end and top end processor, they are all more than enough for surfing the web and watching videos
#17
biggallute
the-bunker
I doubt you'll see a quad core i7 in many laptops.


mines got one in :p

biggallute
the-bunker
I doubt you'll see a quad core i7 in many laptops.


both my laptops do.

mines got one in :p
#18
mark7402
biggallute
the-bunker
I doubt you'll see a quad core i7 in many laptops.
mines got one in :p
biggallute
the-bunker
I doubt you'll see a quad core i7 in many laptops.
both my laptops do.mines got one in :p

And mine.
1 Like #19
Dixons automatically gives you 5% (£25) off laptops at checkout at the moment, so it's £474.99 (£10 more expensive there).
You can get it for £464.99 at Currys (using the 35POUND voucher) or PC World (where the code is PC35).
Quidco is 3% for Dixons and Currys, but 3.5% for PC World. So the cheapest way to go would be to get it from PC World through Quidco.
#20
K1LLER HORNET
Noj
Just bear in mind the is the DUAL core i7 not the QUAD core version.


Dual Core i7 O_o

Never heard of those before.

Anyone know how they compare to their quad core counterparts?



It's faster...

The processor in this is the i7-620M - the i7-6n0M processors are the fastest dual-cores produced and notebookcheck rank it just above the quad core i7-740QM in overall power (on tasks that can't use 5-8 threads it will be significantly faster and faster than even the i7-820QM).

It also consumes less power than the quad cores.

If the name on the front wasn't Advent this would be a scorching deal;


Edited By: wombat6025 on Dec 01, 2010 19:05
#21
Was the Dell one quad core then? (£496 i7 deal)
#22
How does this compare to the Dell laptop (also had i7) which was recently sold for about £500and now costs about £700?
#23
seems quite good
#24
thewan
How does this compare to the Dell laptop (also had i7) which was recently sold for about £500and now costs about £700?


Were they the xps15/17 deals? If so they are better - as they have fast dedicated graphics.


Edited By: wombat6025 on Dec 01, 2010 19:11
#25
bridgetbodgit
mark7402
biggallute
the-bunker
I doubt you'll see a quad core i7 in many laptops.
mines got one in :p
biggallute
the-bunker
I doubt you'll see a quad core i7 in many laptops.
both my laptops do.mines got one in :p
And mine.

bugga! only one of my laptops has an i7 but my imac's got one in
#26
wombat6025
It's faster...The processor in this is the i7-620M - the i7-6n0M processors are the fastest dual-cores produced.

It’s not much faster than an i5-540M; the top end Intel CPUs are usually over priced.
#28
thekanester
at least with Currys you shouldn't have a problem with returns.


Err I wouldn't bank on that TBH!

Seems a good price however so Hot.:)
#29
this as a very good i7-620m processor, i have this processor in a dell 1647 studio xps and it's super fast, this is very cheap for the spec, have some heat, if i was looking for a laptop i would buy this
#30
Agharta
wombat6025
It's faster...The processor in this is the i7-620M - the i7-6n0M processors are the fastest dual-cores produced.

It’s not much faster than an i5-540M; the top end Intel CPUs are usually over priced.


You're right there; it depends on the tests run I guess but it's probably only 5-10% faster than the i5-540M - but the 540 is a relatively high-end i5 that you wouldn't usually find in a £465 laptop.

And yes the top-end processors are over-priced - but we're all drawn to the fastest and not necessarily best...
#31
Intel seem to like confusing the public, releasing dual and quadcore cpus under the i5 and I7 name is a bad idea. I did not even know they had dual core I7s until I read this, could have been an expensive mistake!
#32
Anyone know when this deal expires? or when the voucher code expires?
Can this voucher be used for anything?
#33
u could have the best processor but shared graphics is just one major bottleneck on this system. And advents feel like they are made out of plastacine last I saw one! Ok for normal everyday functions but not suitable for graphics or gaming at all! Anyway u get what you pay for!
#34
loopie
Intel seem to like confusing the public, releasing dual and quadcore cpus under the i5 and I7 name is a bad idea. I did not even know they had dual core I7s until I read this, could have been an expensive mistake!

That's where sites like 'notebookcheck' come in helpful; as processors come suffixed with M, LM, UM, ULM all having different performance. Intel aren't alone, AMD processors names are confusing with similarly named processors having vastly different performance. Then of course there's graphics card naming...

But regarding this dual core i7 it is actually FASTER than some of the quad core i7s so a cheap fortunate mistake may have been made.


Chief Wiggum
u could have the best processor but shared graphics is just one major bottleneck on this system...

Agree with that; but apart from gaming, as usual, the bottleneck will almost certainly be disk...

Edited By: wombat6025 on Dec 02, 2010 00:49
#35
Very good list of CPU Benchmarks here:
http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_list.php
#36
B_T
Very good list of CPU Benchmarks here:

http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_list.php


CPU mark is useful, but I find it quite limited, I like guides like notebookcheck as you can dig deeper into their test results.
For instance on the cpu mark chart it's impossible to see how a single threaded process will run on a multi-core machine; in this CPU Mark doesn't reflect the 'real world', simply showing all mobile i7s as significantly faster than all mobile i5s.


Edited By: wombat6025 on Dec 02, 2010 01:33
#37
wombat6025
I like guides like notebookcheck as you can dig deeper into their test results.


Where in notebookcheck does it review cpu's? Can't find anything. Cheers
#38
Advent are a particularly poor brand of laptop, I wouldn't pay anywhere near this i7 or not
#39
david1274
wombat6025
I like guides like notebookcheck as you can dig deeper into their test results.
Where in notebookcheck does it review cpu's? Can't find anything. Cheers
probably means this -
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-Processors-Benchmarklist.2436.0.html

they have an equivalent gpu one too-
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-Graphics-Cards-Benchmark-List.844.0.html



Edited By: brilly on Dec 02, 2010 12:28
#40
brilly
david1274
wombat6025
I like guides like notebookcheck as you can dig deeper into their test results.
Where in notebookcheck does it review cpu's? Can't find anything. Cheers

probably means this -

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-Processors-Benchmarklist.2436.0.html


they have an equivalent gpu one too-

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-Graphics-Cards-Benchmark-List.844.0.html




That's the one. Cheers!

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