Advent Sienna 510
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Advent Sienna 510
Source: Tech Advisor Archive.org version
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%
Source: Techradar Archive.org version
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%
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.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
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.
» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.
The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
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.
65%: 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.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.
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