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The thin end for less wedge

Advent Altro small
Advent Altro small

Advent_Altro_smallLooking for the “best value ultra-thin laptop on the market”? Want the “thinnest and lightest laptop available for under £600”? You’ll be heading to PC World then, to see Advent’s “most stylish, elegant and thinnest design yet” – the Altro.

The Advent Altro is slim at 21mm and weighs 1.6kg, with a 13.3-inch widescreen display. PC World also says it uses “40 per cent less energy use than standard laptops” and has a battery life of up to four hours.

“The Altro is packed full of additional features designed to maximise ease of use and performance including ambient lighting and the very latest gesture touchpad, allowing for example, users to pinch items on the pad,” a PC World suit told AG.

“Finger print recognition software ensures minimal time but maximum security when logging in.”
Other specs include:
* Intel Celeron ultral-low voltage processor
* 120GB hard drive
* 3GB memory
* Two USB ports
* Built-in webcam
* Bluetooth
* Built-in wireless
* Anti-shock hard drive technology
* Security software
* Window Vista Home Premium (free upgrade to Windows 7 Premium on October 22).

The Advent Altro is available at PC World from 24 August priced from £599.99.

Meanwhile, the Altro Elite, featuring a premium flush-glass finish, faster Intel Core 2 Solo processor and longer battery life, is also available priced £799.99.