Review: Advent 6555 gaming laptop
PC World’s in-house Advent brand is best known for its affordable entry-level laptops, but the 17-inch Advent 6555 takes a dramatically different approach. Providing quad-core Intel power and high-definition usability, this is a true multimedia and gaming powerhouse.
The large 3.5kg chassis has a similar style to previous Advent laptops, but adds extra flair with its brushed aluminium palm-rest and glossy finish. The large keyboard provides easy usability, and the main WSAD gaming keys are highlighted in red for easy access.
Although the screen’s 1440 x 900 pixel resolution isn’t as sharp as we’d like, image quality is stunning, with excellent colour and brightness. Games, photos and even high-definition content are shown to great effect, and there is a nicely even tone across the entire panel.
This is backed by high-powered graphics performance, courtesy of an HD compatible ATi graphics card. During testing, we found the latest games to run smoothly and without error, although it was necessary to turn down performance settings to get the best results.
Office performance is equally impressive. The powerful Intel Core 2 Quad processor vastly outperforms rival Dual-Core laptops, so software is able to run incredibly quickly and reliably.
Finally, high-definition usability is provided by the built-in Blu-ray optical drive, for watching the latest HD movie releases, while the HDMI-out port lets you connect to an HDTV for the full cinema experience.
Not only is this the most affordable Quad-Core laptop that we’ve seen so far, it is also one of the best, making it a fantastic high-street purchase.
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on Friday, February 20th, 2009 at 10:46 am under Buying Guides.
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