Packard Bell Butterfly S-EC-100
SpecificationsNotebook: Packard Bell Butterfly S-EC-100 (Butterfly S Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Solo SU3500
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 13.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 600 euro
Average of 7 scores (from 7 reviews)
Reviews for the Packard Bell Butterfly S-EC-100
Source: Computer Active
The Packard Bell Easynote Butterfly is relatively expensive but a good computer for those who need portability but want style Good points Thin and light; powerful enough for most home tasks Bad points External CD/DVD drive is a hassle; uncomfortable keyboard
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/06/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Magnus.de DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 09/28/2009
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 80%
Source: PC Praxis - 10/09
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 80%
Source: PC Welt DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/25/2009
Rating: Total score: 44% price: 80% performance: 1% features: 55% mobility: 72% ergonomy: 5%
Source: PC Go - 9/09
Comparison, , Long, Date: 08/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 90%
Source: Onlinekosten.de DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/28/2009
Rating: Total score: 92% price: 90% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
Source: PC World Italia IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/14/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
SU3500: Power efficient single core processor for small subnotebooks that is based on the Penryn core and includes all features (like Virtualization, C6 state, ...). The performance should be comparable with a 1.7 GHz Athlon II Neo K125.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.
Packard Bell: Packard Bell is a subsidiary of Taiwan-based Acer. It is a name used by two different consumer electronics companies. The first was an American radio manufacturer founded in 1926, that later became a defense contractor and manufacturer of other consumer electronics, such as television sets. Teledyne acquired the business in 1978. In 1986, investors bought the name for a newly formed personal computer manufacturer. Originally the company produced discount computers in the US, later computers were produced for the European market. NEC took it over in the late 1990s. Acer acquired it in 2008. In spite of the similarity of their names, there has never been any corporate connection between the original or later Packard Bell and Hewlett Packard, or Bell System. Packard Bell is an international notebook manufacturer. Many years, the company focussed ruggedized laptops.
76.57%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.