Product Type: Advent laptops
Newest Review: ... the wire to get it to charge my laptop. I did this until i had to get a new charger... Then i relized the charger wasn't the problem as ... more
You won't find better spec for the money
Member Name: beolens
Advantages: powerful enough for most
Disadvantages: Poor battery life
For the price of the Advent 5411 you will not find better specifications 4 gb memory, dual core intel centrino processors, 2 megapixel built in webcam. That said you do get what you pay for. While it looks like a stylish machine, the build quality is not the best (my left mouse key is slightly sunken now).
There are better overall components available, quicker processors, better graphics cards, more powerful mother boards etc, but for the price you will not find them all together in one package, I guess if you are not a huge gamer or graphic designer then this laptop will be perfect, with the power to run most applications without slowing. I am a keen photographer and use Photoshop CS4 with no issues, and that is a memory hugging piece of software.
Battery life is not great, but there are options to reduce power consumption when running off the battery, a useful function.
Sound quality is awful, but then it is only onboard speakers, so you shouldn't expect much, and is perfectly adequate for using the built in webcam, or watching clips on youtube etc.
So far the only issue I have had is that one of the two (myself and Girlfriend have one each) power chargers has blown, but replacements are available. I have heard of people struggling with the machine slowing the more they use it, but (and please no offence meant) that is usually down to user inadequacies not the machine itself.
Summary: Gamers wil want more but will suit most average users.
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