Advent 8117 reviews and prices: 17" Laptop computer

92 customer reviews
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+ This laptop has no outstanding positive points. - It scores very poorly on battery life.

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8.0 out of 10 based on 92 reviews.
Advent 8117 with Intel Core 2 Duo T2080 1.73 GHz Dual Core Processor, 1GB of Memory and 120GB Storage on Windows Vista Home Premium. DVD drive, 2 hours of battery See full product description

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Colin, London

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Size of screen,memory card slot, firewire port
Bad points:
pixcel out on screen, mouse seems to have a mind of its own sometimes- screen popups activate without any command
Overall rating 7.0
Battery life 5.0
Design 6.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 6.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 20 Feb 2008

Ross, London IT professional

Score 1.0/10
Good points:
None
Bad points:
entire unit is bad
Overall rating 1.0
Battery life 1.0
Design 1.0
Size and weight 1.0
Performance 1.0
Value for money 1.0
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Confirmed purchase: 14 Mar 2008

Hilary , Stoke on Trent

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Excellant Lap Top, Does everything i wanted
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 07 Jul 2008

paul, southend on sea

Score 5.0/10
Good points:
Easy to use
Bad points:
Terrable at graphics
Overall rating 5.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 5.0
Size and weight 7.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 3.0
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Confirmed purchase: 04 Apr 2008

Tony, Lichfield

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Big screen,hence low battery life.Excellent performer at a good price.
Bad points:
Low battery life,and the screen is very reflective.
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 4.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 5.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 04 Apr 2008

Confirmed purchaser Gaget Junkie

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Good clear screen Firewire port,very good wifi pick up.Key board is good for the price .
Bad points:
Poor battery thats about it .If you run a twin core at this price you can't expect any more really.
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 5.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 7.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 03 Mar 2008

Paul, East Sussex Boring!

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Nice computer, I had reservations about buying a reconditioned one, but these are totally unfounded. In fact everyone thinks it was brand new!
Bad points:
No negative points on the computer, the only problem I had was getting my head round VISTA
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 02 May 2008

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 17
Screen Resolution (pixels) 1280 x 720 (WXGA)
Operating system Windows Vista Home Premium
RAM (Gigabytes) 1
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 120
Number of cores Dual
Processor brand Intel
Processor series Core 2 Duo
Processor number T2080
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 1.73
Number of USB ports 3
Connections Wireless
Built-in disc drive CD-ROM drive
Built-in disc drive DVD drive
Battery life (Hours) 2
Weight (kg) 3.6
Graphics card brand Intel
Graphics card model number GMA 950
Type of hard drive Hard Disk Drive
Chipset brand Intel
Remote control No
Aspect ratio 16:10
Width in cm 40.2
Depth in cm 28.55
Release date 2007-07-26
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