The Advent 7093 itself on first use is rather neat. It has a 15" widescreen and yet only weighs 2.7kg (with battery). It's a core duo CPU - i.e. brand new - with 1GB of RAM, 128MB dedicated NVidia graphics, 80GB HDD, DVD R/W, wireless, SD card reader, 4 USB ports, LAN, and shipped with XP Home. Also has a DVI port plus S-video.
Pros: CHEAP (for such a new CPU)! Light(ish), lots of features. £799 inc VAT (my 3 year old Pentium M Acer cost £1700 at the time - and has just died...)
Cons: keyboard is a bit clackety, and the screen colours are a little subdued
Haven't really tested out battery life yet - I'd expect it to be relatively good with this CPU though.
The other negative thing about Advent PCs is that support for them is rather expensive (£1 per minute), plus only 1 year manufacturers warranty. Plus you have to burn your own recovery CDs using the provided software. Oh and I haven't found anywhere for BIOS updates :o(
Still, if you know a bit about computers and are happy doing most things yourself, and won't need to call for software support, then I think this laptop is an absolute bargain. It looks quite pretty too! And I still can't get over the fact I'm singing the praises of PCW!!!!