Packard Bell


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  • Laptops 4.5 out of 5

    Packard Bell EasyNote TM review

    By 30 August 2010

    "Friends and fun in one place" is Packard Bell's appealing promise on the EasyNote TM. Incidentally, we're not writing trademark there, TM is the model code, though it is a little confusing. Anyway, the promise is to do with social networking. Like the...

  • Laptops 3.5 out of 5

    Packard Bell EasyNote LM notebook review

    By 12 May 2010

    The EasyNote LM is a desktop replacement. Its large screen (17.3-inches, so not just a 17-incher, Packard Bell boasts) would dominate any desk, though it is not as heavy as you'd think at 3.3kg, certainly not so heavy that you'd need to anchor it to one...

  • Laptops 4 out of 5

    Packard Bell EasyNote TJ65 notebook review

    By 14 September 2009

    Packard Bell is renowned for its affordable laptop ranges, but it’s rare that they excite. Recently, however, it seems that more time and effort has been spent on the design side of things, and the EasyNote TJ65 is a great example of this. This 15.6-inch...

  • Laptops 3.5 out of 5

    Packard Bell dot m/a notebook review

    By 31 August 2009

    It is with some trepidation that we embark on this review of the Packard Bell dot m/a, given it's proximity to the Acer Aspire One 751, to which this model owes some of its heritage. It is also one of a new breed of Packard Bell notebooks, redesigned...

  • Laptops 4 out of 5

    Packard Bell EasyNote XS20 laptop review

    By 3 December 2007

    Asus may have grabbed all the headlines in recent weeks with the release of its Eee PC but it's not the only company to be thinking small as Packard Bell has introduced its own 7-inch notebook. Packard Bell may not be known as an innovator but it's taken...

  • Online 3.5 out of 5

    Packard Bell Maestro 220 LCD monitor review

    By 26 July 2007

    Packard Bell isn’t exactly renowned for its activity in the display market, and appears to be promoting its new Maestro series as a rival to conventional LCD TVs rather than as a monitor for your PC. As a 22-inch widescreen display we’ve certainly...

  • Online 3.5 out of 5

    Packard Bell GPS 400 GPS receiver review

    By 16 March 2006

    Usually the phrase "only available from Currys, Dixons and PC World" sends a bigger shiver up our spine than the memory of Keith Chegwin naked on the telly. However, as well as being good value for money, the GPS 400 manages to pack quite a performance...

  • Laptops 3.5 out of 5

    Packard Bell EasyNote H5 315 laptop review

    By 14 March 2005

    Without the statistics in front of you the ‘EasyNote' H3 315 looks pretty much like a hundred other laptops on the market. Silver on the outside, logo on the top, touch pad to move the pointer. Yawn, seen it, done it! Grope around in the bottom of the...

  • Laptops 3 out of 5

    Packard Bell Easynote C3 laptop review

    By 17 January 2005

    Can you really get a notebook for under £600? We put the Packard Bell C3 through its paces. When it comes to choosing the right notebook, it seems that the old saying ‘you get what you pay for' can still be justified. If you want a notebook to match...

  • Laptops 3.5 out of 5

    Packard Bell EASYNOTE R5175 laptop review

    By 3 November 2004

    For those not in the know, Packard Bell is the consumer arm of the multi-national computer company, NEC. Their range of desktop and notebook PCs are sold direct to the public through PC World. As you would expect, the focus with the entire range is on...

  • Televisions 4 out of 5

    Packard Bell SW Series 17" Digital LCD TV review

    By 7 October 2004

    Converging devices are changing the nature of home entertainment, with slim-line LCD TVs offering a space saving solution for modern living. This model from Packard Bell combines the screen requirements and solutions for PC, TV, DVD, VCR and console gaming,...

  • Audio 3.5 out of 5

    Packard Bell AudioDream MP3 player review

    By 13 September 2004

    The AudioDream is lightweight and sleek, has a square body with convex top and bottom, is 88 x 31 x 21 mm in size, and weighs just 30 grams. It's another converging MP3 player; stores voice, music and files via USB to 256MB of flash memory all via direct...

  • Laptops 4 out of 5

    Packard Bell Easynote M3 325 laptop review

    By 28 April 2004

    Obviously the gang over at Packard Bell have been noshing down their Weetabix as this latest Easynote laptop is about as mobile as a tethered breezeblock. The monstrous new M3 325 comes in at cheeky 3.8Kg and requires an adapter so beefy to charge it...

  • Audio 4 out of 5

    Packard Bell Audio Key II mp3 player review

    By 15 April 2004

    The market may be awash with MP3 player memory sticks, however that doesn't seem to stop manufacturers churning them out like there's no tomorrow. Packard Bell's latest addition to its MP3 memory stick range is the Audio Key 256Mb. Sporting a retro black...

  • Audio 4 out of 5

    Packard Bell Audio Key MP3 player review

    By 11 November 2003

    Someone in an office somewhere obviously said: “You know those MP3 players that are all the rage - well what if we made it so you can plug it in to the computer via USB? Better still why don’t we make it possible to use removable storage?” As if...