Advent Altro Laptop Review With Specification

Posted on Aug 22 2009 - 4:38am by Richard Sharp

There are countless thin laptops on the market and unfortunately quite a lot of them carry a hefty price tag. Take the Toshiba portage as an example. However you can get performance, looks and style at an affordable price and today we are going to take a quick look at the new Advent Altro laptop.

The Altro is only the width of standard notepad

The Altro is only the width of standard notepad

The advent Altro is only 21.8mm thick and weighs only 1.6 kilograms. That is about as thick, that’s about one and a half pieces of bread thick and about a loaf and a quarter in weight (sorry about the comparison but it is late). It is also a beautiful looking machine that manages to pack in a lot of technology in it’s thin body.

 

 The Altro uses the latest Intel® Celeron® M Processor ULV 723, this allows it to use approximately 40% less energy than other processors in this price bracket. Benchmark tests have shown that this gives the machine 4 hours of continuous use on optimal settings.  However efficiency does not mean that it is slow, in fact it is well equipped to run the pre installed windows Vista with ease.

Altro packs a lot into its thin frame

Altro packs a lot into its thin frame

The reason that Vista runs so well is that 3 GB of ram has been included as well as a 120 gbhard drive. This is plenty of space for a person on the move. Advent have also included shock detecting tecnology which protects the hard drive from sudden movements, shocks and even drops (only the hard drive mind). This is an extremely important feature for a mobile laptop/netbook.  The 13.3 inch widescreen provides an excellent picture in any light setting. The images are sharp and display vivid colours without sucking the life out the battery.

Other laptops in this price bracket are usually pretty sparse with the extra gadgets and gizmos but again the Altro does not dissapoint. Advent have included a built in webcam, fingerprint reader and bluetooth. All of which integrate with other devices and applications with ease. This is great for the web 2.0 and social networking crowd as well as the businessman and casual user.

Silver finish looks great

Silver finish looks great

In conclusion we believe that this is the best looking and feature filled laptop Advent have ever built and one that is great value for money, which is an obvious bonus in todays financial climate. PC world are offering this laptop at £599.99 while stocks last, so reserve or buy online today (use the buy now button or banner below to take advantage of the low price).

 

 

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Advent Altro specification:

  • Intel Celeron processor 723
  • (1.20 GHz, 800 MHz, 1 MB Cache)
  • Genuine Windows Vista (R) Home Premium
  • 3GB Memory
  • 120 GB Hard Drive
  • Up to 4 hour battery life
  • Webcam
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Ambient lighting, Drop sensor
  • About the Author

    Richard Sharp is the founder of gadgetsandgizmos.org. He loves technology, gadgets (comes with the territory) and social media. You'll find him writing features, attending events and playing with cool tech. Life's good.

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