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Packard Bell Butterfly XS

Specifications

Packard Bell Butterfly XSNotebook: Packard Bell Butterfly XS
Processor: Intel Celeron Dual-Core SU2300
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.6kg
Price: 400 euro
Average Score: 76% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 8 reviews)
price: 85%, performance: 64%, features: 80%, display: 70% mobility: 85%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: 85%

Reviews for the Packard Bell Butterfly XS

70% Packard Bell Butterfly XS 11.6in notebook
Source: Reg Hardware English
If you want a small notebook, but need more than a typical netbook can provide, particularly DVD and CD playback, the EasyNote Butterfly XS is a good all-rounder. While it's not going to win any performance awards, it handles 2D entertainment better than the raw figures suggest.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/15/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

90% Viel mehr Leistung für etwas mehr Geld
Source: Mobile News German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%
Winzling mit Schublade
Source: c't - 8/10 German
Single Review, , Long, Date: 03/01/2010
Rating: performance: 55% features: 70% display: 70% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 90%
90% Packard Bell XS-Notebook zum XS-Preis im Test
Source: Onlinekosten.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/22/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 80% features: 90% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
Packard Bell EasyNote Butterfly XS
Source: Pc Tuner Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/07/2010
Rating: performance: 80% mobility: 80%
70% Packard Bell Easynote Butterfly XS
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/23/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% EasyNote Butterfly XS/R-EV-010FR
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/28/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
Packard Bell EasyNote Batterfly xs
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/18/2010
Rating: price: 80% performance: 40% mobility: 90% emissions: 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.


Intel Celeron Dual-Core: The Intel Celeron Dual-Core familiy consists out of dual core CPUs for cheap laptops. Compared to the Celeron M single core family the biggest advantage (in addition to the second core) is the Enhanced Speedstep function, which enables the notebook to downclock the CPU in Idle mode. Therefore, the current consumption can be much lower. Compared to the Core (2) Duo or Pentium Dual-Core processors, the Celeron Cual-Core features much less L2 Cache which leads to a lower performance per clock.


SU2300: Entry level dual core CPU for small laptops. Offers only a low level performance due to the low clock speed and because of the Celeron brand some power saving features are disabled.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


11.6": » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.6 kg: This sub-notebook weighs less than the average of all notebooks and represents a medium class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 11 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.

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76%: 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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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-02- 6 (Update: 2012-05-26)