Advent Verona


Advent VeronaNotebook: Advent Verona
Processor: Intel Celeron M 743
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.6kg
Price: 400 euro
Sold in: UK
Average Score: 55.83% - poor
Average of 6 scores (from 7 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 70%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: 40%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Advent Verona

40% Advent Verona review
Source: Techradar English
A disappointing machine flawed by poor usability and a bad battery life. The Verona is Advent's latest attempt at a CULV laptop and, while it is suitably cheap, it falls short in most categories. The Advent Verona is a flawed system in that it doesn't tick the portability and usability boxes we would expect of a CULV laptop, and while it is cheap, there are far better options around for only a little more money.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/27/2010
Rating: Total score: 40%
Advent - Verona review
Source: IT Reviews English
Advent's latest notebook, the slim-line, ultraportable Verona, is a bit of a curate's egg. While it has styling which catches the eye, a largish screen and an admirably low price tag, the use of a single core ULV (Ultra Low Voltage) low powered processor gives it little more power than a netbook. If you look at the Verona as a stylish, large-screened netbook you won't go far wrong. It is definitely worth a second look if you are on a limited budget and need something that has a large screen and is highly portable, but that small battery doesn't do it any favours at all.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/21/2010
Rating: price: 80% performance: 70% mobility: 40%
60% Advent Verona
Source: English
The latest laptop computer to come out under PC World’s Advent brand is the Verona, a stylish small model with a 13.3in widescreen display. It may well be ideal for people on a limited budget who are looking for something a bit more powerful than a netbook but who still need it to be easily carried around. A well-designed and well-priced computer but it cries out for a bigger battery.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/31/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Advent Verona
Source: Channel Web English
Given all the impressive features it was a shame that the Verona’s battery life was so disappointing. With the screen at half-brightness and the wireless networking turned off the battery lasted for just two hours when watching a movie or two-and-a-half in everyday use. Although the slim battery keeps the laptop svelte, we expect that most people would put up with the extra bulk if a larger battery was as an option. A well-designed and well-priced computer but it cries out for a bigger battery.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/31/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% A slimline laptop with power but poor battery life
Source: Computer Active English
A well-designed and well-priced computer but it cries out for a bigger battery.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/31/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%
50% Advent Verona
Source: Mobile Computer English
The first wave of ULV laptops may have been overpriced for what was on offer, but now models are getting increasingly cheaper as the technology filters down through the manufacturer ranks. Its performance makes it more of a big-screen netbook than a ULV laptop, but that doesn’t mean that the Advent Verona bad value at this price. Battery life is the big let down, but the laptop is still worth a look if you’re on a tight budget, want a big screen and are happy to sacrifice performance for portability.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/18/2009
Rating: Total score: 50%
65% Advent Verona review
Source: CNet English
We're not completely sure what the thinking is behind the names of Advent's new budget laptops. Although the specification suggests otherwise, the Advent Verona isn't capable of much more than an Atom-powered netbook, but, if you just need a lightweight laptop with a big screen, it's not a bad deal. Better battery life and an improved keyboard would make it more tempting, but neither is a deal-breaker at this price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/16/2009
Rating: Total score: 65%


Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip with shared memory on Mobile Intel 915GM chipset. It is the predecessor of Graphics Media Accelerator 950. The performance can be compared with the Mobile Radeon 9000 (with a 64 bit memory bus).

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

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

Intel Celeron M: It is a Pentium M with halved level 2 Cache and limited on FSB 400. The characteristic of this processor is the speed, which is hardly slower than an equivalent Pentium M. However it can change the speed not dynamically like the Pentium M and therefore needs without load more current.
It is also available as Low Voltage Version with very small current consumption.

743: Ultra Low Voltage (ULV) processor for small and light subnotebooks. Does not support Speedstep (more power consumption in idle mode), 64 Bit, and Virtualization (VT-x).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

13.3": This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.6 kg: This sub-notebook weighs less than the average of all notebooks and represents a medium class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 11 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

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.

55.83%: 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.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Asus W6
Pentium M 760
» Averatec 4155
Turion 64 MT-30
» Sony Vaio VGN-SZ1M
Core Duo T2300
» Asus W6A
Pentium M 750

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Benq Joybook S53
Pentium M 750, 2.1 kg
» Averatec 4200
Pentium M 730, 2.1 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Acer Aspire One D260-23797
Atom Z540, 10.1", 1.4 kg
» Asus U43F
Core i5 450M, 14.0", 2.3 kg
» Acer eMachines E525-901G1Mi
Celeron M 900, 15.6", 2.2 kg
» Hi-Grade Notino R5500
Core 2 Duo T6500, 15.4", 3.1 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCW12S1E
Atom N270, 10.1", 1.2 kg
» Advent Roma 2000
Celeron M 900, 15.6", 2.9 kg
» Gammatech Durabook D14RM
Celeron M 743, 14.1", 2.5 kg
» Zoostorm Fizzbook Bang
Atom N270, 8.9", 1.4 kg
» Hercules E-Café 900-H60G/IAW
Atom N270, 8.9", 1.2 kg
» Asus Eee PC 900A
Atom N270, 8.9", 1 kg
» Asus Eee PC 900
Celeron M 353, 8.9", 1 kg
» Asus Eee PC 701 4G
Celeron M 630 MHz, 7.0", 1 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L40-139
Celeron M 520, 15.4", 2.7 kg
» Toshiba Satellite Pro L40
Celeron M 520, 15.4", 2.7 kg
» Samsung X1
Pentium M 753, 14.1", 1.7 kg
» Panasonic Toughbook CF-Y4
Pentium M 778, 14.1", 1.5 kg
» Acer TravelMate 3002WTCI
Pentium M 740, 12.1", 1.4 kg
» Dell Latitude 120L
Celeron M 380, 14.1", 3 kg
» Acer TravelMate 2423WXMi
Celeron M 370, 14.1", 2.4 kg
» Acer TravelMate 2424WXMi
Celeron M 380, 14.1", 2.4 kg
» Acer Extensa 3102WXMi
Pentium M 740, 14.1", 1.9 kg
» Samsung Q1P
Pentium M 723, 7.0", 0.8 kg
» Amoi T31
Celeron M 373, 10.6", 1.2 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-12-28 (Update: 2012-05-26)