Packard Bell EasyNote GN Skype Edition


Packard Bell EasyNote GN Skype EditionNotebook: Packard Bell EasyNote GN Skype Edition
Processor: Intel Core Duo T2050
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950 128 MB
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: euro
Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: 85%, performance: 67%, features: 80%, display: 80% mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 60%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Packard Bell EasyNote GN Skype Edition

80% Not the most powerful laptop in this group, but provides excellent value for money
Source: English
Packard Bell’s Easynote is based on a 1.6GHz Core 2 Duo processor, which can’t match the 1.8GHz and 2GHz processors used by some of its rivals. Even so, the Easynote’s performance is strong enough to cope with office software, digital photography and video editing.
minimal ausgestatteter Kurz-Test; online abrufbar

(von 5): 4, Preis/Leistung 4, Ausstattung 4, Ergonomie 3, Leistung mäßig
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/06/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 60% features: 80% ergonomy: 60%

Foreign Reviews

Packard Bell’s EasyNote Skype Edition has a special Skype button. It’s cutting edge technology
Source: PC Plus German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/21/2007
Rating: performance: 60% display: 80%
80% Das Voice-over-IP-Notebook
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2006
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 80%


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)

T2050: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

15.4": 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. Nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. 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.

2.4 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

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.

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