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Advent 7014

“i have had to return two of these back to currys due...”

Written on: 04/01/2011

i have had to return two of these back to currys due them both going dead without shutting down properly.they would only reboot again whilst connected to the mains.liked the styling and colour.i wish i had known about the poor battery life.currys offered a replacement so i had a toshiba which has been perfect… Read Full Review

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Advent 7014

“keeps shuting down all the time from the...”

Written on: 01/03/2010

keeps shuting down all the time from the beginning,system can't find any problems.I think my laptop will break down soon,and I'm not heavy user.Battery life is very poor.wouldn't recommend it to anyone… Read Full Review

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Advent 7014

“hi, ”

Written on: 26/07/2009

hi,
If you are looking for a medium range budget laptops then ADVENT will be an ideal solution. I purchased a CORE 2 DUO Advent for £525. I used Advent for more than 16 months. It would have lasted longer if I had not spilled water over it. The only draw back was the weight. But you have to compromise on something if you have a limited budget.

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Advent 7014

“It's a very cheap and good laptop I worked on many...”

Written on: 17/04/2008

It's a very cheap and good laptop I worked on many laptop this one is good and I well recommend Advent 7014. I suppose it you looks for bad point you can find and in any laptop!
Overall, great price, works efficiently speed wise and looks wise this one is good… Read Full Review

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Advent 7014

“Overall, all things considered I would give the Advent...”

Written on: 06/02/2008

Overall, all things considered I would give the Advent laptop 7.5 out of 10. Only really the battery that lets it down. I have heard people complain about strange noises from onboard speaker and/or head phones apparently this is due to interference from the pro-wireless card. Cant say I have had a problem with that. It was one of the last ones off the shelf so maybe they made revisions before discontinuing it… Read Full Review

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Advent 7014

“I got a laptop for my girlfriend second hand but it...”

Written on: 17/01/2008

I got a laptop for my girlfriend second hand but it came with no discs I have tried the tech guys and had no reply I cant get the drivers from any were tried all over the net if any one knows were you can you contact me… Read Full Review

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Chwong's Comment

Written on: 23/03/2008

You can try this website for drivers for this model.
<br/>http://www.uktsupport.co.uk/advent/laptop/7014.htm
<br/>Hope this helps!

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Advent 7014

“A good cheap laptop which is wireless and I am...”

Written on: 21/10/2007 by dfe (1 review written)

A good cheap laptop which is wireless and I am currently using. Very reliable for the price tag… Read Full Review

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Advent 7014

“As has been mentioned in other reviews, the Advent...”

Written on: 19/02/2006 by morf774 (1 review written)

As has been mentioned in other reviews, the Advent 7014 laptop is a desktop replacement. A sticker on the bottom suggests it's made by Gericom and lists their website for support, except the model number is different, and I can't find it there.

It has a fast 2.8Ghz processor, but only runs fast when connected to the mains. It's very heavy to carry for any length of time, plus it's also quite thick compared to other notebooks, so it doesn't always fit into standard cases.

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Advent 7014

“I brought the Advent 7014 back and PC World would not...”

Written on: 25/05/2005 by moonbeam (1 review written)

I brought the Advent 7014 back and PC World would not agree to let me take the hard drive home so after a conversation with management and a few weeks wait got a call to say that was fine, by the time I got back out there it was another few weeks and same thing again that manager had left there was no record of it etc etc. What a nightmare of a company, the on duty manager was useless rude and extremely unhelpful so out of desperation I just left it there to be fixed.
I rang today 7 weeks on… Read Full Review

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Advent 7014

“I purchased an Advent 7014 laptop eight months ago....”

Written on: 08/03/2005 by RickyA (1 review written)

I purchased an Advent 7014 laptop eight months ago. The power supply is dead and the pin for the power supply on the laptop is wiggling in its slot. PC World are asking £326 to fix it. Under normal circumstances it should still be subject to manufacturers warranty as it is less than a year old. I used an IBM Thinkpad for two year before purchasing the Advent and it still in good working order. Stay away from Advent laptops!!!… Read Full Review

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Advent 7014

“Got the Advent 7014 laptop six months ago from a...”

Written on: 18/12/2004 by JohnCornwall (1 review written)

Got the Advent 7014 laptop six months ago from a friend and it cost me £400. He had it from new for a cost of around £1500. He had no problems with it. I`ve had no problemss with it and use it every day. It has good specifications for what I paid for it… Read Full Review

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Advent 7014

“After buying the Advent 7014 I have only thing to say:...”

Written on: 08/12/2004 by shamoan (1 review written)

After buying the Advent 7014 I have only thing to say: Stay away from Advent!! And PC World if possible. They tried to fob me off with a reconditioned laptop, when I got home it was already registered and had photos from a previous owner in memory.
The new one that was a replacement then had pixels gone in the screen.
3 laptops in 2 months for €1599… Read Full Review

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Advent 7014

“Ive had the Advent 7014 laptop for a while, and i...”

Written on: 04/06/2004 by cjrog20 (10 reviews written)

Ive had the Advent 7014 laptop for a while, and i liked it at first because i upgraded from a 500MHz comp, but now i think its a load of rubbish! There are far better computers to spend money on! Cannot be ran on battery because of poor performance, which defeats the point of a laptop!… Read Full Review

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Advent 7014

“Screen on my Advent 7007 Laptop has died after 18...”

Written on: 18/04/2004 by pclemens (1 review written)

Screen on my Advent 7007 Laptop has died after 18 months fairly frequent use. This together with PC World's so-called product support, ie rip-off phone calls that achieve nothing whenever I have contacted them, means never again with Advent or PC World.
No Windows disc supplied with bundled programme, PC World policy, apparently.
Battery life appalling.
Build quality appalling.
Price has halved, I think, since I bought it. I'm not surprised on one hand, and flamin angry on the other… Read Full Review

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Tubstar's Response to 152045_pclemens's Review

Written on: 02/12/2004

Mate, the windows disk is not supplied with most Branded PC's now. They have specific Restore disks or more common now they have a hidden partition on the Hard drive coz so many people loose CD's and claim they never had them. It is not a PC world policy but a manufacturer one. I have bought stuff from PC world for over 11 years and have had nothing but excellent service. Don't let the actions of a few out way the rest!!!

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Advent 7014

“Having had an Advent 8485DVD for 3 years, I have had...”

Written on: 22/02/2004 by fid (1 review written)

Having had an Advent 8485DVD for 3 years, I have had to return it for hardware repairs 5 times and software once. My 3 year extended warranty is almost up and I'm getting rid. I would never never buy an Advent computer again, no matter how cheap - spend the extra cash and get a good brand or even buy a revamped branded laptop… Read Full Review

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Advent 7014

“Don't touch an Advent Laptop!!!! ”

Written on: 16/06/2003 by Adibrown. (1 review written)

Don't touch an Advent Laptop!!!!
Absolutely a bag of excrement !!!
It is now my life long ambition to slate off PC World after receiving the most disgusting Customer Service ever. I was told in no uncertain terms that the Consumer Goods Act did not apply to PC WORLD !!!!!!!!!!!!!… Read Full Review

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Tek2's Response to Adibrown.'s Review

Written on: 25/09/2003

However according to available information 7014 is manufactured by Gericom, you had not been able to see a 7014 equialent product under the name of Gericom for a long while. I am afraid (assumption only, I cannot prove it) that Gericom uses DSG Retail to sell their hardware in alpha/beta development state.
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<br>Alpha state is when the product is in a very early state of development, lots of errors, incorrect or missing functionalities are present. In beta state almost all functionalities are working correctly, but there are known issues.
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<br>It seems that you bought your 7014 too early. If you see products with similar attributes marketised under "big brands" then it is quite likely that the product is not in alpha state, but rather in a late beta a stable state.

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Advent 7014

“First of all, this product is a "desktop replacement"....”

Written on: 03/06/2003 by Sam J. (1 review written)

First of all, this product is a "desktop replacement". It means that

- it is heavy,

- it consumes lot of power,

- when it runs from battery the performance is low,

- when it is plugged in it is fast and

- it is cheap.


It is very important to note that when it is unplugged the performance is significatly lower to save battery life. Even though it has a 2.8GHz CPU a notebook with a slower CPU optimised for mobile usage may outperform it.


Let's speak about Advent 7014. When it is unplugged you

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107987_Danny Boy.'s Response to 103735_Sam J.'s Review

Written on: 16/06/2003

chap...... buy a soundblaster extigy for a mear £150 then see what sound you get.
<br>hope this helps

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★★★★☆
Advent 7014

“This is a nice one if your on a budget and can't get...”

Written on: 10/05/2003 by Lee. (1 review written)

This is a nice one if your on a budget and can't get into Sony's £2000 mark.

Would recommend this product to anyone!… Read Full Review

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Advent 7014

“Price/performance of the Advent 7014 is very good. It...”

Written on: 15/04/2003 by Tek. (1 review written)

Price/performance of the Advent 7014 is very good. It has both advantages and disadvantages. For more details see the in full review. A reasonable choice… Read Full Review

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