Advent 6555 reviews and prices: 17" Laptop computer

8 customer reviews
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This laptop is a good all rounder.

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8.1 out of 10 based on 8 reviews.
Advent 6555 with Intel Core 2 Quad Q9000 2 GHz Quad Core Processor, 4GB of Memory and 320GB Storage on Windows Vista Home Premium. DVD drive See full product description
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Alan, whitehaven

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Powerful and great value for money (wish it shipped with XP Pro instead of Vista though). Very quite in operation, which is a change from my old 3Ghz P4 lappy from Aldi a few years back. I have yet to find the time for some serious gaming, but some preliminary Far Cry2 bench marks were impressive:

Settings: Demo(Ranch Small), 1024x600 (60Hz), D3D9, Fixed Time Step(No), Disable Artificial Intelligence(No), Full Screen, Anti-Aliasing(4x), VSync(No), Overall Quality(High), Vegetation(High), Shading(High), Terrain(High), Geometry(Medium), Post FX(High), Texture(High), Shadow(Medium), Ambient(High), Hdr(Yes), Bloom(Yes), Fire(Very High), Physics(Very High), RealTrees(Very High)

Results:
Average Framerate: 54.16
Max. Framerate: 81.04
Min. Framerate: 37.69

WOW!!

Bad points:
Battery life could be better (~2hrs) but what can you expect? The mouse pad is offset to the left meaning that your left thumb often brushed across it inadvertantly when typing or gaming; why not centred? beats me why it is offset like this...
The F1, F2 etc buttons are red text on black which make them almost invisible! As are the cursor keys.
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 7.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 28 Feb 2009

Confirmed purchaser

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
ati 4850 graphic card is very good and the Q9000 CPU is fast..... it is on par with my desktop computer what as a amd 6000+ CPU.
Bad points:
144X900 Screen Resolution is a bit low.... it should be no less than 1680 x 1050 because the graphic can play most games in high settings at 1920x1080 when i use the HDMI to go into another monitor i play at 1080p..... and you can only have one hard drive in it.
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 5.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 27 Jul 2009

Greg, Aberdeen Music, gaming or video fan

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Great value for money,powerful GPU ,great performance
Bad points:
hmmm screen resolution
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 6.0
Design 7.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 24 Jul 2009

Ben, Faversham

Score 6.0/10
Good points:
Gaming performance
Bad points:
Battery life
Overall rating 6.0
Battery life 1.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 7.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 10 Oct 2009

Dave, northants Music, gaming or video fan

Score 5.0/10
Good points:
better performance than high end dells costing more than twice the amount
Bad points:
graphics chip produced artifacts on arrival, and dixons are struggeling to get new parts.
Overall rating 5.0
Battery life 5.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 5.0
Performance 7.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 08 Jun 2009

simon, ipswich Music, gaming or video fan

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
fast laptop for gaming ease of use good design light weight large clear screen
Bad points:
dvd tray opens when picking it up as it is on the left side but at front where you tend to hold when picking up
charger cable falls out constantly whilest using the laptop especially if not on a hard surface ,right hand side keys
smaller than standard arrow keys right shift key and enter.
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 08 Jan 2010

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 17
Screen Resolution (pixels) 1280 x 720 (WXGA)
Operating system Windows Vista Home Premium
RAM (Gigabytes) 4
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 320
Number of cores Quad
Processor brand Intel
Processor series Core 2 Quad
Processor number Q9000
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 2
Connections Firewire
Connections Wireless
Built-in disc drive Blu-ray drive
Built-in disc drive DVD drive
Built-in disc drive CD-ROM drive
Weight (kg) 3.6
Graphics card brand ATI
Graphics card model number HD4850
Graphics card memory (Megabytes) 512
Type of hard drive Hard Disk Drive
Remote control No
Aspect ratio 16:10
Width in cm 39.5
Depth in cm 27.8
Release date 2009-03-12
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