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Advent Sienna Series

Advent Sienna 510Processor: Intel Core i5 430M, Intel Core i7 620M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 600, 700, 800 euro
Average Score: 62% - poor
Average of 5 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: - %, features: 70%, display: - %
mobility: - %, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

 

Advent Sienna 710

Specifications

Advent Sienna 710Notebook: Advent Sienna 710
Processor: Intel Core i7 620M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 800 euro
Sold in: UK
Links: Advent homepage

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

50% Advent Sienna 710 review
Source: Techradar English
The Advent Sienna 710 has a solid chassis, bright display and strong performance, but its flaws are too pronounced. There's greater value to be had elsewhere in this group.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/16/2011
Rating: Total score: 50%
70% Advent Sienna 710 review
Source: CNet English
The Advent Sienna 710 is pitched as a powerful, yet affordable, entertainment laptop that's ideal for use around the home. Its price tag of £700 is quite reasonable, given that it includes a muscular Core i7 processor, but does it have the chops to cut it as a family PC? The 15.6-inch Advent Sienna 710 laptop has a very fast processor, but its specification isn't as balanced as we would have liked.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/07/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Advent Sienna 700

Specifications

Advent Sienna 700Notebook: Advent Sienna 700
Processor: Intel Core i7 620M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 700 euro
Sold in: UK
Links: Advent homepage

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

60% Advent Sienna 700 review
Source: Techradar English
At such a low price and with its stunning screen, the Sienna 700 is an affordable and usable way to enjoy Intel's Core i7 technology. Its limited features and poor build make it tough to recommend against its rivals, however, so make sure you try before you buy.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/18/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Advent Sienna 510

Specifications

Advent Sienna 510Notebook: Advent Sienna 510
Processor: Intel Core i5 430M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 600 euro
Sold in: UK
Links: Advent homepage

Average Score: 65% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

70% Advent Sienna 510 review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Advent Sienna 510 is a decent low-cost laptop, but the Acer Aspire 5742 is considerably better if you can find an extra £70
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/05/2011
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% features: 70% workmanship: 70%
60% Advent Sienna 510 review
Source: Techradar English
If you need a powerful laptop and aren't too bothered about portability or build quality, then the Sienna 510 is a steal for the price. Unfortunately, though, the build quality and portability really do let the side down. If either is important to you, head to PC World and try before you buy.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/13/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Comment

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.


Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics: Onboard graphics card that is built in the new Arrandale CPUs (Core i3 / i5 / i7 Dual Cores). Depending on the model and Turbo Boost, the GMA HD is clocked between 166 and 766 MHz.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

620M:

The Core i7-620M is the fastest Dual-Core CPU for laptops (at the time of introduction in Q1 2010). The 620M clocks betwenn 2.66 and 3.33 GHz due to the Turbo Mode and because of Hyperthreading, 4 threads are executed simultaneously. In the package, Intel also included a second die with an integrated GPU (GMA HD) and a memory controller. Therefore, the TDP of 35 Watt of the whole package is still quite good.

Intel Core i5:

430M:

The Core i5-430M is a middle class dual core CPU that features only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-640M) and clocks between 2.26-2.53 GHz (Turbo Mode). Furthermore, VT-d, trusted Execution and AES features are missing in the 430M. Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (Intel HD Graphics with 500-733 MHz) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.


15.6: 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.5 kg:

This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

2.5 kg:


62%: 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.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-10- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)