Packard Bell EasyNote XS20

Specifications

Packard Bell EasyNote XS20Notebook: 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
Weight: 1kg
Price: 600 euro
Average Score: 67.71% - average
Average of 7 scores (from 12 reviews)
price: 72%, performance: 37%, features: 60%, display: 68% mobility: 70%, workmanship: 30%, ergonomy: 40%, emissions: 55%

Reviews for the Packard Bell EasyNote XS20

50% Packard Bell Easynote XS ultra portable laptop
Source: vnunet.com English
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%
50% Packard Bell EasyNote XS
Source: PC Pro English
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%
80% Packard Bell EasyNote XS20 laptop Review
Source: Pocket Lint English
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%

Foreign Reviews

Klein, leicht, günstig
Source: c't - 18/08 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 08/15/2008
Rating: performance: 30% features: 70% display: 40% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 40% emissions: 70%
84% Klein, kleiner, EeePC
Source: PC Praxis - 7/08 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 70% display: 80% ergonomy: 40%
Packard Bell EasyNote XS
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/07/2008
Rating: display: 60% mobility: 80%
Eee PC und Co.: günstige und mobile Linux-Rechner
Source: Tecchannel - 2/08 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2008
Rating: features: 70%
Mini-Notebooks
Source: c't - 1/08 German
Comparison, , Medium, Date: 12/31/2007
Rating: performance: 40% display: 80% emissions: 40%
90% Recensione Packard Bell EasyNote XS
Source: Notebook Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/30/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% display: 60%
De Eee PC van de troon gestoten?
Source: Hardware.info Dutch NL→EN
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 03/01/2008
Rating: price: 80% mobility: 50%
60% Packard Bell EasyNote XS20-005
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/18/2008
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60%
60% Packard Bell Easynote XS
Source: PCM Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/14/2008
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 80% mobility: 80%

Comment

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.

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


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.


7.0": This is one of the smallest formats, which is used for UMPC, Netbooks or Subotebooks. There hardly exist any models with this display format. Working for a long time is uncomfortable. This tiny display is intended for outdoor usage.
The advantage is, that the mini-notebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the tiny display has the advantage, that it needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is very exhausting for the eyes. High resolutions can hardly be used. » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 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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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.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Elonex Websurfer
C7-M C7-M-1200, 0.65 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Elonex Webbook
Nano U2500, 10.0", 1.3 kg
» Elonex SlimNote
Nano U2500, 13.3", 1 kg

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-01- 1 (Update: 2012-05-26)