Packard Bell archive

  • Acer reinforces Packard Bell as affordable, launches EasyNote TE and TV laptops
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    Acer reinforces Packard Bell as affordable, launches EasyNote TE and TV laptops

    By 4 July 2012

    Packard Bell has announced the launch of two new 15.6-inch notebooks today, as parent company Acer looks to differentiate between the brands the group owns.  Acer told us it would be pushing the premium with Acer, with Packard Bell taking the more affordable...

  • Packard Bell skinny PB oneTwo announced
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    Packard Bell skinny PB oneTwo announced

    By 9 November 2011

    If you're in the market for a super-skinny all-in-one machine, and don't fancy going down the well-walked iMac path, Packard Bell hopes it might have the answer for you with its newly announced PB oneTwo AIO PC. The PB oneTwo is described by its makers...

  • Packard Bell EasyNote LX6 high end notebook unleashed
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    Packard Bell EasyNote LX6 high end notebook unleashed

    By 2 September 2010

    Packard Bell, often thought of as the cheap alternative to the Acer family, has used IFA to announce a pretty impressive sounding notebook - the EasyNote LX86. The LX86 (the LX stands for luxury, apparently) has a silver finish and has a full-size keyboard...

  • Packard Bell EasyNote TM   review
    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...

  • Packard Bell EasyNote LM notebook   review
    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...

  • Packard Bell unveils Easynote TM
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    Packard Bell unveils Easynote TM

    By 29 April 2010

    Packard Bell has followed up its announcement of the EasyNote M laptop range with another laptop - the EasyNote TM. It's focused on social networking, and offers a range of spec and connectivity options. Inside, there's Intel's latest Core i3 processor,...

  • Packard Bell launches EasyNote M laptops
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    Packard Bell launches EasyNote M laptops

    By 26 April 2010

    Packard Bell has announced that it's launching the EastNote M series of laptops, a selection of machines that focus on design and social networking. There's a 14-inch version, a 15.6-inch version and a 17.3-inch variant. All three, Packard Bell claims,...

  • Packard Bell set to entertain you with the Studio ST
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    Packard Bell set to entertain you with the Studio ST

    By 23 March 2010

    Packard Bell has joined the TV party, or certainly knocked on its door, with the launch of the Studio ST external HDD. On paper, it may just be a USB storage and auto-backup facility in 500GB - 2TB sizes, but factor in the HDMI port, the 1080p output,...

  • Packard Bell prices limited edition dot VR46 netbook
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    Packard Bell prices limited edition dot VR46 netbook

    By 10 February 2010

    We've brought you news of this Valentino Rossi-designed effort before, but it's edging closer to a UK launch with a price tag of £449 revealed. For anyone who doesn't know, Rossi is a nine times Moto GP world champion and has got involved with PB by...

  • Packard Bell EasyNote Butterfly Touch Edition announced
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    Packard Bell EasyNote Butterfly Touch Edition announced

    By 22 December 2009

    Packard Bell has announced the new EasyNote Butterfly Touch Edition offering a convertible design and a multi-touch screen with 180 degrees rotation that transforms the laptop into a tablet PC. Running Windows 7 Home Premium, the tablet PC offers an 11.6-inch...

  • Packard Bell's Valentino Rossi netbook pictured
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    Packard Bell's Valentino Rossi netbook pictured

    By 17 December 2009

    Packard Bell has released the first pictures of its forthcoming Valentino Rossi range of computers. This one's a netbook, and all the graphical elements have been designed by Aldo Drudi, Rossi's graphic designer. There's no word on the internals - specs...

  • Packard Bell recalls laptop batteries
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    Packard Bell recalls laptop batteries

    By 9 December 2009

    Packard Bell has issued a voluntary recall of some of its laptop batteries. The models affected are the MX36, MX37, MX51 and MX52 notebooks, and only units manufactured between July and December 2007. The problematic batteries "may experience internal...

  • Packard Bell announces oneTwo touchscreen all-in-one desktop PCs
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    Packard Bell announces oneTwo touchscreen all-in-one desktop PCs

    By 11 November 2009

    Packard Bell has announced its oneTwo series of all-in-one touchscreen Windows 7 desktop PCs that offer a digital TV tuner built-in. The all-in-one devices, with a "space-saving design and a single power-cord" combine a PC and a TV in a 20-inch 1600 x...

  • Daily Tech Deal: Discounts on laptops at Tesco.com
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    Daily Tech Deal: Discounts on laptops at Tesco.com

    By 7 October 2009

    In light of the Tesco chief executive Sir Terry Leahy saying that the worst of the recession is over for the UK economy - reporting a 1% rise in pre-tax profit for the company in the first half of the financial year - our tech deal today points you in...

  • Packard Bell dot m/u 11.6-inch not-a-netbook launches
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    Packard Bell dot m/u 11.6-inch not-a-netbook launches

    By 15 September 2009

    Packard Bell has followed up the launch of the dot m/a netbook with the dot m/u, and no, we're not sure how to pronounce it either. Apparently the "first netbook with the performance of a notebook", the 11.6-incher shares the chassis of the rest of the...

  • Desktop-replacing Packard Bell EasyNote DT85 announced
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    Desktop-replacing Packard Bell EasyNote DT85 announced

    By 15 September 2009

    Packard Bell has announced the launch of the EasyNote DT85, a 16:9, 1920 x 1080, Full HD, 18.4-inch widescreen LED backlit home entertainment notebook. With all the usual "stylish design" boasts, the 440.5 x 298.5 x 41.5mm device is said to be "incredibly"...

  • Packard Bell EasyNote TJ65 notebook  review
    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...

  • Packard Bell announces Viseo 200T touchscreen
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    Packard Bell announces Viseo 200T touchscreen

    By 10 September 2009

    Packard Bell has announced the Viseo 200T Touch Edition - a 20-inch touchscreen monitor with multitouch technology. The company says that it's expecting multi-touch to rapidly expand, and wants to give mainstream exposure to the tech. The Viseo 200T has...

  • Packard Bell OneTwo M and OneTwo L announced
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    Packard Bell OneTwo M and OneTwo L announced

    By 10 September 2009

    Packard Bell has announced a new series of all-in-one PCs, which it's calling "oneTwo". There's an M and an L option, which leaves the door open to an S version being announced in the future. Both the oneTwo M and oneTwo L have multitouch touchscreens,...

  • Packard Bell dot m/a notebook  review
    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...

  • Packard Bell relaunches ixtreme desktop
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    Packard Bell relaunches ixtreme desktop

    By 9 July 2009

    Packard Bell has announced that it's revamping its "ixtreme" product range, adding better specs and new features. Targeted at families the new design has a "sleek glossy black chassis with matt accents". All the media ports are front mounted, so you don't...

  • Packard Bell imedia desktops refreshed
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    Packard Bell imedia desktops refreshed

    By 2 July 2009

    Packard Bell's "imedia" desktops have been "refreshed" with a new design and features, aimed at those looking for a "fully featured and cost effective PC". The range is offered in various configurations and specs, including an Intel Core 2 Quad processor...

  • Packard Bell dot m/a AMD-powered netbook announced
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    Packard Bell dot m/a AMD-powered netbook announced

    By 25 June 2009

    Packard Bell has added the first AMD processor-based netbook to its dot range, for some reason naming it the "m/a". It's been launched as the more sensibly named Gateway LT3100 in other territories. Apparently showing PB's "deep conviction in the key...

  • Packard Bell dot s and dot m netbooks
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    Packard Bell dot s and dot m netbooks

    By 27 May 2009

    We managed to get some lens time with the new s and m dots from Packard Bell. The dot m will look familiar to netbook fans, having pinched the chassis from Acer's Aspire One 751. To differentiate the two, the PB model will sit on an AMD core, but the...

  • Packard Bell iMax mini launches
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    Packard Bell iMax mini launches

    By 27 May 2009

    The Acer AspireRevo bolt-on PC will also be coming to Packard Bell, part of the Acer group, in the form of the iMax mini. Details are currently light on the ground, but Packard Bell have detailed that it will feature the Intel Atom N230 processor backed...