What is it?

An affordable and lightweight Windows 10 Home edition notebook from Avita.

Good points?

There is a lot to like about the portable and budget Pura R3 14-inch laptop with its puny 1.34-kilogram weight and edges that are barely thick enough to house its two standard USB ports.

Squeezed in are a Micro SD card reader, microphone jack, HDMI display and a USB-C port. Above the TFT display you will find a VGA webcam which is now a communication necessity in the Covid-19 era.

The keyboard boasts a great functioning trackpad and large keys with easily visible letters which is great for tired or failing eyes.

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Inside there is an AMD Ryzen 3 processor and 4GB RAM which is more than adequate for the operating system, although I recommend using web-based applications instead of installing them locally.

An 4830mAh battery and resource-light components gives around five hours of continual usage.

Bad points?

A small bevelled profile can make it tricky to prise open due to the magnets holding it closed and there being little space to get your fingers between the screen and keyboard.

The loud cooling fan randomly kicks into life which, unless you a playing a flight simulator game and appreciate the additional sound effects, can be a tad annoying.

Best for ...

Parents looking to provide their offspring with an adequate and sleek homework computer that can be replaced fairly cheaply should mishaps occur.

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Avoid if ...

You have fingers in the non-slim category as it can be a frustrating experience when attempting to open the device by lifting the screen.

Score: 8/10.

Avita Pura 14" R3 Laptop, from £329.99 (jdwilliams.co.uk)