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Old 09-07-2007, 02:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Packard Bell?

Hi, guys.
Have you ever used 'Packard Bell' laptops? I've been promoted to buy a Packard Bell laptop, not so expensive, but I've never heard about this brand before. They told me that it's a very popular brand in Europe.
So, please give me some advice. Especially people, who have used or are using this brand. PLEASE!!!!!!!!!! SHOULD I BUY IT???

EasyNote GN45-018
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T5500@1.66 GHz (667 MHz FSB, 2 MB L2 Cache)
Graphics: Intel 945GM Integrated. Up to 128 MB (shared)
Screen: 14.1" WXGA Diamond View
1024 MB DDR2 RAM, 100 GB HDD 5400 rpm
DVD Dual - DVD+R/-R/RW/+R9 (dual layer)
Sound: SoundBlaster compatible
Integrated Bluetooth, webcam, 4xUSB, S/Video, VGA, 1xIEEE 1394, Modem 56 kbps v.92, 10/100 Mbps LAN, Wireless Golan 802.11 a/b/g
Genuine Windows® XP Home Edition

for aprox. $870!

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Old 09-08-2007, 02:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Packard Bell was in the US for a period in the 1990s and probably 80s. They were one of many **** tastic cheap computer manufacturers whose products constantly broke down and were poorly designed. Since they were basically kicked out of the US marketplace all together and operated mostly in Europe now, where they're big mainly because of low prices, I don't think much has changed.
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