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Packard Bell EasyNote BU45

Specifications

Packard Bell EasyNote BU45Notebook: Packard Bell EasyNote BU45
Processor: Intel Core Duo T2250
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.93kg
Price: 900 euro
Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 78%, performance: 73%, features: 50%, display: 53% mobility: 45%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: 90%

Reviews for the Packard Bell EasyNote BU45

Foreign Reviews

Test Packard Bell EasyNote BU45 Subnotebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/11/2008
Rating: performance: 80% display: 50% mobility: 50% emissions: 90%
Für 999 EUR bekommt man ein Subnoteboook mit guter Hardware, schickem Design, aber auch kleinem Akku und geringen Schönheitsfehlern.
Source: Minitechnet German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/29/2007
Rating: price: 80% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 40% workmanship: 80%
80% Sparsames Mini-Office
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/02/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 75% performance: 70% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 30%
Kompakt und bezahlbar
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/30/2007
Rating: price: 80% mobility: 60%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on Mobile Intel 945GM chipset. It is a faster clocked version of the GMA 900 and supports no hardware T&L (Transform & Lightning) accelleration (which is required for some games).

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

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


Intel Core Duo: Double Core processor with a very good relation of performance to current consumption. The 2 MB L2 Cache are used together by the double. The maximum capacity of 31 watts is only 4 watts more than with the Pentium M (predecessor). Both cores are lowered automatically and independently of each other by speed steps down to 1 GHz. In addition it now supports also SSE3 instructions. At least it is just as fast as a equivalent Pentium M. With applications, which were designed for multi-processors, the performance can be nearly twice as fast as with the Pentium M (e.g. CineBench around 86% fast)


T2250: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


12.1": This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Most netbooks have a tinier display. The advantage 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.


1.93 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


80%: 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.

Reviews and price comparison on Packard Bell Laptops at Ciao

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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-01-16)