Packard Bell Butterfly S-EC-100

Specifications

Packard Bell Butterfly S-EC-100Notebook: 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
Weight: 1.9kg
Price: 600 euro
Average Score: 76.57% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 7 reviews)
price: 84%, performance: 41%, features: 68%, display: - % mobility: 81%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 43%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Packard Bell Butterfly S-EC-100

80% Float like a butterfly with this thin laptop
Source: Computer Active English
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%

Foreign Reviews

81% Packard Bell Butterfly S-EC-100
Source: Magnus.de German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 09/28/2009
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 80%
84% Note- oder Netbook?
Source: PC Praxis - 10/09 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 80%
44% Subnotebook Packard Bell Easynote Butterfly s im Test
Source: PC Welt German 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%
75% Klein, aber fein!
Source: PC Go - 9/09 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 08/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 90%
92% Packard Bell Butterfly im Test: 10-Stunden-Notebook
Source: Onlinekosten.de German 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%
80% Packard Bell EasyNote Butterfly S
Source: PC World Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/14/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%

Comment

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.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


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.


13.0": This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.9 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 12 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


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.

Packard Bell reviews


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.

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» Asus X32a
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» Acer Aspire 5336-T353G32Mnkk
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» HP Pavilion dm3-3110us
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-09-15 (Update: 2012-05-26)