Product Type: Advent laptops
Newest Review: ... broadband installed. Unfortunately you can't connect to Wi-Fi with this (old) laptop so you have to plug in the ethernet cable and use ... more
My first laptop = My worst laptop
Author Name: popmusicfan
Advantages: It got me by
Disadvantages: It's very dated now!
I bought this laptop back in 2006 from Comet.
I had never heard of Advent laptops so I was taking a risk.
The laptop is big and bulky. It's very chunky compared to the HP laptop that I have now and it looks very dated. I started using this online via dial-up until I had Virgin Media broadband installed. Unfortunately you can't connect to Wi-Fi with this (old) laptop so you have to plug in the ethernet cable and use the laptop that way, with the USB cable plugged in. This was the laptop I owned when I lived at home so that meant being confined to my bedroom most of the time as that's where my modem was. This was a little frustrating. Also, the laptop becomes very hot underneath when you use it for long periods of time. It got too hot at one point that I was unable to sit it on my lap as it was burning my legs!
The laptop became very slow after two years so I traded it in in March 2008 after having it for just under two years and using it daily. Pages were loading at a slow pace and I was coming down with virus after virus even with having AVG installed on it. Battery life was also poor and the laptop was very unreliable at times. It used to cut off even with 75% battery power left.
This is a very dated laptop now. It ran on Windows XP so it was a bit behind the times...
However it got me by and I was able to complete my college coursework on it so it wasn't all bad!
Summary: Not something that I would recommend!
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