Packard Bell Butterfly XS
SpecificationsNotebook: 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
Price: 400 euro
Average of 5 scores (from 8 reviews)
Reviews for the Packard Bell Butterfly XS
Source: Reg Hardware
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%
Source: Mobile News
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: c't - 8/10
Single Review, , Long, Date: 03/01/2010
Rating: performance: 55% features: 70% display: 70% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 90%
Source: Onlinekosten.de 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%
Source: Pc Tuner IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/07/2010
Rating: performance: 80% mobility: 80%
Source: Computer Totaal NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/23/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: 01Net FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/28/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/18/2010
Rating: price: 80% performance: 40% mobility: 90% emissions: 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.
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.
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%: 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.