Packard Bell EasyNote XS20
SpecificationsNotebook: Packard Bell EasyNote XS20
Processor: VIA C7-M C7-M-1200
Graphics Adapter: VIA S3G UniChrome Pro II
Display: 7.0 inch, 16:10, 800x480 pixels
Price: 600 euro
Average of 7 scores (from 12 reviews)
Reviews for the Packard Bell EasyNote XS20
The Packard Bell Easynote XS is cheap at £350 but it just makes too many compromises, ultimately making it pretty arduous to operate. If it had a bigger screen, less cramped keyboard, sensible mouse and decent processor then it'd be worth considering, but as it is trying to use it will probably just annoy the hell out of you.
(von 5): 2.5, Verarbeitung 1.5, Ausstattung 2, Preis/Leistung 3.5
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/19/2008
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 70% features: 40% workmanship: 30%
Source: PC Pro
The announcement of the Asus Eee PC (web ID: 137289) appears to have been a catalyst for laptop manufacturers. If all you need to do is tap out a few emails on the train, you don't need a dual-core system with 250GB of storage. Nor do you need a 14in screen. Instead, you'll be after something small, light and inexpensive. The EasyNote XS isn't Packard Bell's own design: the original blueprints come from VIA as the NanoBook, and they bring about inevitable comparisons with the Eee PC. A decent stab at an ultra-budget laptop, the XS comes with plenty of storage, but has a few usability issues.
3 von 6
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/31/2008
Rating: Total score: 50%
Source: Pocket Lint
Asus may have grabbed all the headlines in recent weeks with the release of its Eee PC but it's not the only company to be thinking small as Packard Bell has introduced its own 7-inch notebook. The Packard Bell EasyNote XS20 is a great notebook and we feel that Asus has some serious competition on its hands.
True, it's twice the price and aimed at business users instead of the youth market but the overall design is highly impressive and more than usable – we just wish it had a little more grunt power.
8 von 10, Display sehr gut, Leistung schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/03/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 40% display: 90%
Source: c't - 18/08
Comparison, , Long, Date: 08/15/2008
Rating: performance: 30% features: 70% display: 40% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 40% emissions: 70%
Source: PC Praxis - 7/08
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 70% display: 80% ergonomy: 40%
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/07/2008
Rating: display: 60% mobility: 80%
Source: Tecchannel - 2/08
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2008
Rating: features: 70%
Source: c't - 1/08
Comparison, , Medium, Date: 12/31/2007
Rating: performance: 40% display: 80% emissions: 40%
Source: Notebook Italia IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/30/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% display: 60%
Source: Hardware.info NL→EN
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 03/01/2008
Rating: price: 80% mobility: 50%
Source: Computer Totaal NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/18/2008
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60%
Source: PCM NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/14/2008
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 80% mobility: 80%
VIA S3G UniChrome Pro II: The S3 Graphics UniChrome Pro II is a DirectX 7 (without T&L) onboard graphics solution (shared memory) of VIA for laptops with VIA C7-M CPU and VX700 North-Bridge, which is intended for office applications and hardly suited for 3D games. There is no Aero support.
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
VIA C7-M: Current saving processors, however not as fast as a equivalent Pentium/AMD processor
C7-M-1200: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Only a few smartphones have larger screens.
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.
Mainly, bigger-sized tablets and convertibles weigh as much.
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.
67.71%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.