Advent Roma 3000
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Advent Roma 3000
Source: Techradar Archive.org version
A great 15" laptop for those on a budget, but the keyboard disappoints. Advent is PC world's in-house brand, and produces a range of laptops for a broad spectrum of users. The Roma 3000 represents good value for money at a competitive price, despite a few unfortunate design flaws. Despite its poor keyboard, the Advent Roma 3000 is a likeable machine that does its job well. It looks great, will run all your office software and comes with a very attractive price tag.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/10/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: CNet Archive.org version
The £350 Advent Roma 1000 is the cheapest Windows 7 laptop available at the moment, but it's also one of the slowest. About only £80 more buys the Roma 3000. It has the same chassis, but an improved specification. An improved specification makes the Advent Roma 3000 a better all-rounder than the cheaper Roma 1000, but its weak battery life and lacklustre 3D graphics are disappointing. It's still a solid budget buy, but it's worth checking out other Windows 7 offerings before reaching for your credit card.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/22/2009
Rating: Total score: 69%
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64.5%: Such a poor rating is rare. There are only a few notebooks that were rated even worse. The rating websites do not give a purchase recommendation here.
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