Packard Bell EasyNote TS13HR-197GE

Specifications

Packard Bell EasyNote TS13HR-197GENotebook: Packard Bell EasyNote TS13HR-197GE (EasyNote TS13 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 2450M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M 2048 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.4kg
Average Score: 84.33% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 89%, features: 77%, display: 76% mobility: 83%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: 86%, emissions: 88%

Reviews for the Packard Bell EasyNote TS13HR-197GE

82% Review Packard Bell EasyNote TS13HR-197GE Notebook | Notebookcheck
Red All-round Package. The new red EasyNote TR13HR is equipped with an Intel i5-2450M and a dedicated Nvidia GeForce 630M graphics card, both of which should provide sufficient performance and battery runtime alike. On top of this Packard Bell also supplies an abundant software package for the notebook. A thorough success or rather a bad compromise?

Foreign Reviews

82% Test Packard Bell EasyNote TS13HR-197GE Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/16/2012
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 87% display: 70% mobility: 83% workmanship: 84% ergonomy: 86% emissions: 85%
89% Ganz schön stark, die Kleinen
Source: Computerbild - 25/11 German
Comparison, , Medium, Date: 12/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 93% features: 85% display: 88% ergonomy: 85% emissions: 94%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M:

Multiple models based on various chips of the Fermi generation. Specifically, the GT 630M exists in GF108/GF106/GF116 variants, but are all essentially renamed GeForce GT 540M or 555M GPUs. A 28nm GF117 variant exists as well with reduced power consumption.

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.


2450M: Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. The CPU is clocked at 2.5 GHz (Turbo Boost 2.8-3.1 GHz) and the GPU at 650 (1300 MHz Turbo).» 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.


2.4 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.

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84.33%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-12-31 (Update: 2012-05-26)