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Packard Bell EasyNote TS11-HR-158GE

Specifications

Packard Bell EasyNote TS11-HR-158GENotebook: Packard Bell EasyNote TS11-HR-158GE (Easynote TS11 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 2630QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 900 euro
Average Score: 86.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 88%, features: 79%, display: 62% mobility: 73%, workmanship: 77%, ergonomy: 75%, emissions: 87%

Reviews for the Packard Bell EasyNote TS11-HR-158GE

82% Review Packard Bell EasyNote TS11 Notebook | Notebookcheck
Power package. Packard Bell offers the EasyNote TS11 at an attractive price. A quad core chip from Intel's latest processor generation (Sandy Bridge) and an Nvidia GeForce GT540M graphics card are onboard.

Foreign Reviews

91% Test: Packard Bell EasyNote TS11HR-158GE
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/12/2011
Rating: Total score: 91% performance: 96% features: 96% display: 86% mobility: 91% ergonomy: 89% emissions: 90%
Packard Bell EasyNote TS11-HR-158GE
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/16/2011
Rating: performance: 80% features: 70% display: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 50%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M:

Mid-range graphics card based on the GT 435M chip (GF108) with higher clock rates and DDR3 support.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

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


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  


2630QM: Fast Quad-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.6": 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. However 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.


2.7 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.

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86.5%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-03-22 (Update: 2012-05-26)