Laptop PCs give you most of the power of a desktop in a package that’s portable, allowing you to enjoy all the benefits of computing wherever you are: at home, in the office or out and about.
Laptops are relatively small and lightweight, so they’re just as happy sitting on a desk, on your lap, or on the end of your bed while you watch a DVD or catch up on TV viewing over the internet. They offer great value for money too, and this compact package includes everything you need – display, keyboard, webcam and touchpad – for working, playing and staying in touch. And, thanks to their built-in batteries, you don’t have to be near a mains socket to use them.
Laptops aren’t as powerful as desktop PCs so, while they’re capable of most tasks, they’re less suited to power-hungry pursuits such as playing 3D games or editing HD video. It’s also trickier to upgrade a laptop – you can add memory, but that’s about it. The battery life is good but it’s generally short compared to less powerful tablets.
When you go shopping for a laptop, you should look out for memory, hard disk capacity and screen size. Remember, the larger the screen the larger the laptop so, if you want to keeps things really portable, you’ll have to sacrifice screen space. All our laptops include a built-in CD/DVD rewriter, wireless networking and webcam . If you choose an Advent Monza laptop, you’ll also get to choose from a range of colours.
If you don’t want your tech time to be tied down to a single location, then a laptop is the perfect choice. It’s powerful enough for everyday computing, but portable too, so you’ll have access to your documents, email and media whether you’re on the sofa or on a sun lounger.
Everything you need – including display, keyboard and trackpad (which replaces the mouse) – is provided with your laptop, so you don’t need to plug in the essentials.
You’ll have USB ports on either side of the laptop for connecting peripherals like printers, webcams, external hard drives and even a mouse, if you don’t get on with the trackpad.
All Advent laptops have built-in wireless networking as well as an Ethernet port (cable sold separately) so you can surf the net from anywhere in your home.
Read and write DVDs
Your laptop also comes with a built-in DVD rewriter, so you can watch DVDs, rip CDs or burn discs straight from your computer.
Your laptop display is fine for everyday use, but you’ll also find an HDMI port (the cable is sold separately) so you can plug your laptop into your HD TV, perfect for watching movies and internet TV on the big screen.