ADVENT ECO PC - Core 2 Duo PC, 2GB Memory and 160 GB HDD - £229.99 @ PCWorld
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ADVENT ECO PC - Core 2 Duo PC, 2GB Memory and 160 GB HDD - £229.99 @ PCWorld

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Found 6th Sep 2009
Refurbished unit with full warranty. Would make for a great media PC as it has a small case, is quiet and with having a Core 2 Duo processor rather than Atom of similarly priced units it should play HD content without issue.
Specs:
* Intel® Core 2 Duo T5250 processor
* (1.50GHz, 2MB Cache)
* Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium
* 2GB DDR2 memory
* 160GB SATA hard drive
* Dual Layer DVD Rewriter
* Built-in wireless (802.11b/g)
* 'Fanless' design for near silent running
* Uses 78% less power than a standard PC
* Custom design, manufactured in the UK

Product code is 037080

3% cashback from Quidco as well.

13 Comments

Original Poster

Computerman;6220738

go to deal doesnt work … go to deal doesnt work http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/store/[email protected]@@@[email protected]@@@&BV_EngineID=ccekadeiemkelhjcflgceggdhhmdgmj.0&page=Product&fm=null&sm=null&tm=null&sku=037080&category_oid=



Sorry can't link directly to the page as PCWorld uses session codes.
Product code is 037080 which you can use the search box at the top right of the PCWorld homepage to find the deal :thumbsup:

Original Poster

Computerman;6220771

poor value for a reurb and very low spec. This dell is better value for … poor value for a reurb and very low spec. This dell is better value for money http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/472776/dell-inspiron-desktop-base-30-price/



Better speed but bigger case and more fan noise so would not be as good next to your TV as a media PC!

4% off @ Currys same item, every little helps- sorry.

i87;6220777

Better speed but bigger case and more fan noise so would not be as good … Better speed but bigger case and more fan noise so would not be as good next to your TV as a media PC!



well if you plan to use this as a media pc, this appears to have integrated graphics, which is pants for HD content.

Original Poster

Computerman;6220849

well if you plan to use this as a media pc, this appears to have … well if you plan to use this as a media pc, this appears to have integrated graphics, which is pants for HD content.


core 2 duo would take the strain fine

i87;6220865

core 2 duo would take the strain fine



HD playback depends on the graphics card, not so much on cpu. the more ram you have on the graphics card the better. Another problem, ITS FROM ADVENT RATED ONE OF THE WORST MANUFACTERERUR for computers. Advent is owned by the Dixons Group.

Original Poster

Computerman;6220912

HD playback depends on the graphics card, not so much on cpu. the more … HD playback depends on the graphics card, not so much on cpu. the more ram you have on the graphics card the better.



"Processing power isn't the Eco PC's strong point. It did, however, rack up a not-too-shabby 3,310 in PCMark 2005. This figure puts it in line with most laptops with a core 2 Duo CPU speed in the region of 1.5-1.8GHz. This should serve most people well, as it's fast enough to run 1080p video"
reviews.cnet.co.uk/des…htm

nuff said

pwned

Seems like a moot argument about the HD content capabilities. There is no HD drive anyway, so why argue about how good it is. Had there been a Blu-Ray or HD DVD drive, then questions could rightly be asked. If you are talking about downloading movies, then you can either buy a graphics card or download SD versions only.

For what it is, it seems like OK value for money

hd capable or not either way i still think its expnsive for a refurbished pc by advent. This is better value i think £239.97 acerdirect.co.uk/Gra…495 its new not a refurb, it has 250gb hard drive instead of 160gb, 2ghz core 2 duo but only 1gb ram and i dont think it is fanless.

Screen-less laptop. I'd take this over a vanilla Atom machine for use as a desktop; the CPU in this machine is just so much more powerful.
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