Reviews & hands-on

  • Tablets 4 out of 5

    Advent Vega Tegra Note 7 review

    By 12 November 2013

    If tablet quality improved with name length, the Advent Vega Tegra Note 7 would be unstoppable. But long names are not the source of power. This Currys and PC World exclusive slate made by Nvidia has the Google Nexus 7 and, kind of, the iPad mini Retina...

  • Laptops

    Tailor made: hands-on with PC World's laptop customising service

    By 22 June 2011

    Bespoke tailoring may be the preserve of the rich and famous, but thanks to Advent at Dixons Retail (Currys and PC World to you and me) you’ll be able to add the personal touch to your own notebook. will let you design anything you...

  • Tablets 3.5 out of 5

    Advent Vega review

    By 3 December 2010

    The Advent Vega is a 10.1-inch Android tablet that seems to be causing quite a stir. On paper this is justified: you get a 10.1-inch Android 2.2 tablet, with a capacitive display, it is slim and looks good, and features a powerful Nvidia Tegra 2 processor....

  • Laptops 3.5 out of 5

    Advent Altro notebook review

    By 7 September 2009

    Apple’s MacBook Air features one of the most impressive form factors we’ve seen to date, but its price tag puts it out of range for most people. Advent is hoping to take advantage of this with its Altro, offering a spookily similar design for just...

  • Laptops 3 out of 5

    Advent 4213 notebook review

    By 16 October 2008

    Advent have surprised of late, offering the MSI Wind in their own livery and at a more attractive price point. So we were excited when they announced the Advent 4213, a netbook with integrated mobile broadband connectivity. This time the reskinned notebook...

  • Laptops 4.5 out of 5

    Advent 4211 notebook review

    By 15 July 2008

    Since the news a few weeks ago that PC World was to launch a version of the MSI Wind under the Advent brand, the Internet has full of discussion about the new kid on the block. So what’s the score? We got out hands on the Advent 4211 for a play. It...