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Altro

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews of Altro. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the price, whereas the keyboard and battery get negative views. Views about the design and usability are different.

price

durability, performance, portability, battery, keyboard

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Altro is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 16 reviews)

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Advent Altro review

 

Advent's ultraportable takes aim at the MacBook Air

Good price for the type of machine ; Great usability and mobility

Very little in the way of features ; Performance limited by size

Expert review by:

Advent Altro notebook

 

An incredibly thin MacBook Air-alike at half the price

Although the Advent Altro can't match the MacBook Air for quality or desirability, it does a pretty good job of imitating Apple's finest. It's incredibly thin, and it offers a decent blend of portability and usability. The comfortable, responsive...

Although the Advent Altro can't match the MacBook Air for quality or desirability, it does a pretty good job of imitating Apple's finest. It's incredibly thin, and it offers a decent blend of portability and usability. The comfortable, responsive...

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Advent Altro review

 

Advent's Altro bears an uncanny resemblance to Apple's MacBook Air (see What's New, Shopper 244).

Advent's Altro is impressively slender, but its small hard disk and incredibly slow processor mean it's impossible to recommend.

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Expert review by:

Advent Altro review

 

Living up to the MacBook Air was always going to be a hard task, so it's unsurprising that the Advent Altro comes up short. It isn't as attractive, fast or well-built as its Apple inspiration, but it's relatively inexpensive, so it may have an audience

Isolated keys ; Fingerprint reader ; Plays high-definition movies

Mediocre battery life ; Questionable build quality

Conclusion The Advent Altro fails to live up to the MacBook Air. It might look like Apple's machine from a distance, but, up close, it comes across as cheap and rather tacky. Buy one if you want a cheap Air rip-off, but consider alternatives such as...

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Advent Altro review

 

As with most products from Dixon Stores Group house-brand Advent Computers, the Altro is a rebadge of a laptop sold elsewhere in the world under different names. In the case of the Altro, it's actually designed in Italy by one of the country's largest...

That sub-£600 price tag will be enough to close the deal for cost-sensitive buyers, but be aware that compared to its innovative inspiration, the Altro is slow and underpowered, heavier, thicker and gives only around half the battery life. Unlike those...

Consumer review by:

Advent Altro I723

 

The sytle of the machine - rather smart

Some people may need a CD drive which these machine doesn't come with

Product Specifications

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: Yes
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader: No
Firewire: No
TV Output: No
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10
LED Backlight: No
LED Technology: No
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:Windows Vista Home Premium
Type:Portable

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel
GPU Model (Graphic Card):Media Accelerator 950

Processor

Chipset Brand:Unknown
Chipset Type:Unknown
Processor:Celeron M
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor Number:723 CELERON M
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