SpecificationsNotebook: Advent Milano
Processor: Intel Atom N270
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Display: 10.2 inch, 10:6, 1024x600 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 250 euro
Sold in: UK
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Advent Milano
With four netbooks already released under PC World's in-house Advent brand, it is no surprise to see yet another model added to the range. While the Milano is an affordable and functional device, it fails to stand out. Overall, the Milano is a usable and great priced machine, but struggles to stand out in an already crowded market.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/11/2009
Rating: Total score: 50%
Source: Mobile Computer
We’re going to have to wait until next year for netbooks with specifications that are appreciably different from those that have been available for the last two years — that’s when Intel is scheduled to launch its new Pine Trail netbook platform, with dual-core Atom processors and all manner of other improvements. The Advent Milano isn’t the best netbook we’ve ever reviewed, but it is one of the cheapest and its faults are easily overlooked at this price — but the Samsung N130 is cheaper still, and has longer battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/26/2009
Rating: Total score: 67%
With Intel expected to announce its new 'Pine Trail' Atom processors at CES 2010, now may not be the best time to buy a netbook with a specification set firmly in 2008. At around £230 though, the Windows 7 version of the 10.2-inch Advent Milano is temptingly priced for a pre-Christmas purchase (the Windows XP model costs about £10 less). There's nothing even remotely new in the Advent Milano, but it represents good value for money, as long as battery life isn't a big deal for you. If you shop around, however, you'll find the Samsung N130 available for slightly less, and it can last longer on battery power.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/23/2009
Rating: Total score: 40% display: 80% mobility: 40%
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on Mobile Intel 945GM chipset. It is a faster clocked version of the GMA 900 and supports no hardware T&L (Transform & Lightning) accelleration (which is required for some games).
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
Intel Atom: The Intel Atom series is a 64-Bit (not every model supports 64bit) microprocessor for cheap and small notebooks (so called netbooks), MIDs, or UMPCs. The speciality of the new architecture is the "in order" execution (instead of the usual and faster "out of order" execution). Therefore, the transistor count of the Atom series is much lower and, thus, cheaper to produce. Furthermore, the power consumption is very low. The performance per Megahertz is therfore worse than the old Pentium 3M (1,2 GHz on par with a 1.6 GHz Atom).
Power efficient, cheap and slow Netbook single core CPU. Because of the in-order execution, the performance per MHz is worse than Core Solo or Celeron M processors.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This is a typical display size for tablets and small convertibles.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.
Advent: This is the laptop brand of the hardware magazine PC World. The marketing focusses UK. Reviews of Advent-Laptops are relatively frequent and not only by PC World.
52.33%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.