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Packard Bell Butterfly m

Specifications

Packard Bell Butterfly mNotebook: Packard Bell Butterfly m
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual Core SU4100
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 16.5 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 600 euro
Average Score: 79.75% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 62%, features: 69%, display: 52% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 79%, ergonomy: 70%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Packard Bell Butterfly m

Foreign Reviews

86% Butterfly Touch EU 101
Source: PC Praxis - 8/10 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 80%
82% Packard Bell Butterfly M (LX.BD102.009)
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/25/2010
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 74% features: 87% display: 73% mobility: 79% workmanship: 88%
80% Packard Bell Butterfly M FM-301GE
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/14/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 50% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%
71% Packard Bell EasyNote Butterfly
Source: MuyComputer Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/26/2009
Rating: Total score: 71%
Packard Bell EasyNote Butterfly M
Source: Pc Tuner Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/17/2010
Rating: price: 80% mobility: 90%
8 heures d'autonomie annoncées pour ce portable abordable
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/12/2009
Rating: mobility: 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 Pentium Dual Core: The return of the name Pentium, though it is a Yonah core. In fact, it is a double Core processor with a very good relation of performance to current consumption.


SU4100: Entry-level dual core processor for slim and light subnotebooks. Due to the Pentium name, the CPU may have less power saving features than Core 2 Duo processors.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


16.5": 16 inch display-variants exist since 2008 and partially got the market share of 15 inch notebooks. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.5 kg: This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 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


79.75%: 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, 2009-10-20 (Update: 2012-05-26)