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      28.06.2010 20:49
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      If it wasn't for the BSOD, then I would have recommended buying this.

      I bought this laptop 4 years ago mainly for school work, and occasional gaming, and it was very good in both aspects.

      The hard drive is 60gb which was more than enough for what I was using it for, but I doubt it will be enough for anyone who wants to use it more like a gaming laptop than a work laptop.

      1 GB RAM is more than enough considering the fact that the operating system is Windows XP, and the laptop was fast in terms of loading time.

      The appearance itself is also very nice, although, personally, I'm more concerned about the system features rather than general appearance.

      The graphics car is an ATI Radeon 9200 which was more than capable enough for running all games, although I noticed that there was a lot of lag for games that needed a higher proportion of the gaming card.

      This laptop was also able to burn DVD's something which not all laptops were able to do at the time, and was also another reason why I bought it.

      So, so far I seemed to be very happy with this laptop, having bought it at £299.99, it was definitely worth the price.

      But what went wrong?

      The battery life was only about an hour, and a few months later, the battery stopped working completely. If you wanted to buy a replacement, it would cost £60, so I decided not to buy another one, so I just use the AC Adapter all the time, which isn't really the big the problem.

      The big problem was the fact that every few months, I would get a Blue Screen Of Death message for some reason, and have to reboot my laptop, erasing everything I had on it. At first I thought I may have keep gotten the same virus, so I didn't use the internet on this laptop anymore, then a few months later the same thing happened again, and I was forced to buy an external hard drive to back up all my work.

      Unfortunately, this does lower my opinion of the laptop considerably, therefore I recommend you not purchasing this laptop, which would have been perfect if it wasn't for the frequent Blue Screen Of Death messages.

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        29.09.2009 14:37
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        I bought this laptop almost 3 years ago, it will be 3 years on boxing day, and i have used it nearly everyday that i have had it. It has served me well for almost 3 years with minor problems which I have manged to sort out myself.

        The Advent 7105 comes with a AMD Sempron 3000 processor which i find to be very quick. It came with a standard RAM of 1Gb which after a year and a half, I manally upgraded it to 2GB, making the laptop work even faster. One thing i haven't changed is the 60GB hardrive because I tend to store all my files on an external USB hardrive.

        This laptop is great for gaming, word processing and other normal fuctions. Surfing the internet cannot be any easier, It has a built in wireless recievier so you can connect via WiFi. It also has a DVD drive which not only allows you to play DVDs but also allows you to burn your own DVDs.

        Battery life is ok but not great, it use to last for up to 2 and a half hours but nowadays it just gets over the 40 minute mark.

        The screen collects a lot of dust from time to time.

        Overall a wonderful laptop that has continued to serve me well for years, hopefully it will keep on doing so.

        Also on shopping.com under the same name dixin123

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