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Evesham Voyager A410

£949 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Evesham

Our Rating: We rate this 4 out of 5

Only the second Turion-based notebook we've seen, the Voyager is a solid if not outstanding product at a very good price. For £949 you get a 2GHz Turion 64 MT-37 processor, 512MB of DDR RAM, an 80GB hard drive, a dual-layer DVD writer and a 128MB Mobile Radeon X700 graphics chip.

Only the second Turion-based notebook we've seen, the Voyager is a solid if not outstanding product at a very good price. For £949 you get a 2GHz Turion 64 MT-37 processor, 512MB of DDR RAM, an 80GB hard drive, a dual-layer DVD writer and a 128MB Mobile Radeon X700 graphics chip.

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Slotting nicely into the pigeonhole between ultraportable and desktop replacement, the Evesham would be just as comfortable on a desk or in a travelling businessman's bag. It might have a 15.4in screen so it's not the smallest, but 2.8kg isn't that much.

We got the Voyager to run for 171 minutes before its battery ran out, and its WorldBench 5 score of 82 is very respectable. The graphics performance was pretty decent, too.

The Mobile Radeon X700 card helped the A410 achieve 36fps (frames per second) and 40.9fps in Doom 3 and Halo respectively at a resolution of 1,024x768. However, it isn't the best mobile gaming platform as the screen is too dull. Shame.

Storage and backup options are taken care of with the large hard drive and dual-layer DVD writer. There's a noticeable lack of software, but this is presumably part of Evesham's plan to keep the Voyager under the £1,000 mark. The warranty is very generous for a notebook.

The A410 has four USB 2.0 ports, a mini-FireWire port, VGA and
S-Video Out and 802.11g facilities. There's also an SD card slot, a 56k modem and gigabit ethernet.

Voyager A410 Expert Verdict »
2GHz AMD Turion 64 MT-37 processor
Windows XP Home
512MB DDR RAM
80GB hard drive
15.4in 1,280x800 TFT display
128MB ATI Mobility Radeon X700 graphics card
24x/24x/10x (CD-ROM/-R/-RW) 8x/4x/4x/2.4x/2x/2x (DVD-ROM/-R/+R/+R DL/-RW/+RW) drive
802.11g facilities
363x254x35mm
2.8kg
1-year onsite, 2-year return-to-base warranty
  • Build Quality: We give this item 8 of 10 for build quality
  • Features: We give this item 8 of 10 for features
  • Value for Money: We give this item 9 of 10 for value for money
  • Overall: We give this item 8 of 10 overall

The Evesham Voyager A410 is a good all-rounder, but more Paul Collingwood than Freddie Flintoff ? it does everything well without being outstanding in any particular area. The screen lets it down a bit, but the price tag is very reasonable, and if you're looking to get on the Turion bandwagon, you could do a lot worse.

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