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Advent Sienna 500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews of Advent Sienna 500. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and screen. The price and performance also get good feedback. The portability and durability get less positive opinions, and there are some mixed views about the design.

performance, price, screen, usability

keyboard, battery, image quality, durability, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Advent Sienna 500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by: Kat Orphanides (

Advent Sienna 500 review


Advent's Sienna 500 is a powerful laptop for the price, but a small hard disk and poor battery life layout prevent it winning an award.

Our main gripe with the Sienna 500 is its poor battery life: it managed just over two hours before needing a recharge. Otherwise, this is an excellent laptop with a decent specification and display. However, the battery life, in combination with more...

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: david (

Advent Sienna 500


easy to use,fast,good hd screen

there is no manual with this computer at the moment

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Advent Sienna 500


It has a big screen and you can view it from different angles

Ugly, heavy slow and crashes continually

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: Kevin (

Advent Sienna 500


Great computer

Never received it

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: Brad (

Advent Sienna 500


Extremely good value for money. Very good performance, Good screen, Love the keyboard and I like the seperate keypad

Battery life could be better and the touchpad needs tweaking (I downloaded synaptics generic program)

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Advent Sienna 500


High technical specification for the money

Doesn't come with 64Bit version of Windows 7 ; Online support is almost entirely non-existent ; Keyboard button style isn't to everyone's taste ; As a whole the unit can feel a bit flimsy ; For IT professionals it doesn't offer many low-level features...

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Advent Sienna 500



It is all plasticy, not happy at all! Size and shape, I just do not have liked it at all. My strong advise to anyone, who is thinking to buy this product is do not waste your money

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: James (

Advent Sienna 500


Fast processor and nice display 3gb memory make a nice performer

Poor keyboard and poor battery life

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Advent Sienna 500


Excellent value for money, you get a much higher spec for the same price you would pay for a more well known brand

Quite a heavy machine

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Advent Sienna 500


Machine speed and screen is excellent. Very good value for money

Battery life is poor, but if you are mainly using it a home that is not a problem. The keyboard/case edges are a little sharp, which is surprising

Aug, 2010

Product Specifications


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


Bluetooth: No
Card Reader:4 in 1 Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight: 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 7 Home Premium


Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel
GPU Model (Graphic Card):INTEL HD GPU


Chipset Brand:Unknown
Chipset Type:Unknown
Processor:CORE I5
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor Number:I5-430M