Packard Bell EasyNote LM86-GN-005UK
SpecificationsNotebook: Packard Bell EasyNote LM86-GN-005UK
Processor: Intel Core i3 330M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 700 euro
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Packard Bell EasyNote LM86-GN-005UK
Source: IT Reviews
Budget desktop replacements rarely set hearts racing, and the EasyNote LM from Packard Bell is no different. That said, it's a solid laptop and the Core i3 processor will cope perfectly well as long as you don't demand too much from it. If possible, we'd recommend you try out the keyboard before you buy, as it won't be everyone's cup of tea.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/08/2010
Source: Reg Hardware
The EasyNote LM ticks all the right boxes in terms of a budget desktop replacement, but there were a few things that soured my experience with it. The dodgy screen hinge covers were disappointing, while the keyboard and touchpad buttons could have been better. I’d also like to see a higher resolution screen, but that would no doubt push the price up. Overall, it’s a fairly average desktop replacement, at a fairly average price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/28/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470: Entry level DirectX 11 chip with GDDR5 support but only 80 shader cores. Supports Eyefinity (up to 4 monitors) and 8-ch HD audio over HDMI. Performance on par with the old GeForce 8600M GT.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
The Core i3-330M is a slower clocked 350M and therefore also lacks the Turbo Boost feature and clocks with max. 2.13 GHz. Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD 3150) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.
» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.
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 representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 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.
60%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.
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