Advent 8212 reviews and prices: 12.1" Laptop computer

22 customer reviews
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+ This laptop scores high on size and weight. - It scores very poorly on battery life.

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8.0 out of 10 based on 22 reviews.
Advent 8212 with Intel Core 2 Duo T7100 1.8 GHz Dual Core Processor, and 120GB Storage on Windows Vista Home Premium. DVD writer, 2 hours of battery See full product description
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Bryan, Weston-super-Mare Old and sometimes grumpy

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Good overall specification and performance with exellent screen, but now a discontinued model
Bad points:
Battery capacity not adequate for a 12", and therefor very portable notebook
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 4.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 30 May 2008

Confirmed purchaser

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
small, light, compact
Bad points:
battery life, no manual
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 6.0
Design 7.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 7.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 18 May 2008

Malcolm, Kent

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Excellent balance between size and ease of use.
Bad points:
Battery life
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 1.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 6.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 18 Aug 2008

Ben, Plymouth I like girls

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Powerfull, small, light
Bad points:
Sometimes needs battery removing and replacing before it will start up.
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 5.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 17 May 2008

Richard, West Sussex

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Compact with a fast processor and good specification
Bad points:
You must download the new Bios. We were on the verge of sending the laptop back because of unexpected shut downs. The new Bios seems to have fixed this and it is running beautifully
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 6.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Aug 2008

Michael, Bournmoor

Score 6.0/10
Good points:
Price was attractive and the spec excellent.
Bad points:
Sometimes prone to shutting down unprompted...... possibly due to overheating. However I remain happy about my purchase.
Overall rating 6.0
Battery life 5.0
Design 4.0
Size and weight 5.0
Performance 7.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 13 Jul 2008

Confirmed purchaser

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Size and weight are great. Great value for money
Bad points:
Battery life is as good as i was led to beilieve
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 6.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 04 Jun 2008

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 12.1
Screen Resolution (pixels) 1280 x 720 (WXGA)
Operating system Windows Vista Home Premium
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 120
Number of cores Dual
Processor brand Intel
Processor series Core 2 Duo
Processor number T7100
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 1.8
Number of USB ports 3
Connections Wireless
Connections Firewire
Built-in disc drive DVD writer
Battery life (Hours) 2
Weight (kg) 1.83
Graphics card brand Intel
Graphics card model number Media ACC 950
Type of hard drive Hard Disk Drive
Remote control No
Aspect ratio 16:9
Width in cm 29.6
Depth in cm 22.7
Release date 2007-09-28
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This computer has been professionally checked & tested and refurbished to a like new standard. Reboxed with all accessories and offered to you at a fantastic saving. Limited Quantities – Hurry while stock lasts!


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