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Packard Bell dot VR46

Specifications

Packard Bell dot VR46Notebook: Packard Bell dot VR46 (dot Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 600 euro
Average Score: 77.29% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 8 reviews)
price: 75%, performance: 75%, features: 83%, display: 81% mobility: 76%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 70%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Packard Bell dot VR46

80% Packard Bell Dot VR46 review
Source: Techradar English
While the Valentino Rossi branding won't suit all tastes, underneath the Dot VR46 is a great little laptop and one that's very easy to recommend. Its specifi cation and price confirm that it's certainly not a netbook, but as a slim and light CULV portable, this is one of the best.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/31/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
Packard Bell dot VR46
Source: Digital Versus English
With a Valentino Rossi (moto GP champion) decor, the Packard Bell dot VR46 is an original looking ultra-portable laptop. This "Valentino Rossi edition" is a nice surprise. Apart from its both original and rather undaring design, the Packard Bell dot m/u gives good performance and decent battery life. It lacks a good screen and graphics solution worthy of the name.
80
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/28/2010

Foreign Reviews

75% Packard Bell Dot VR46
Source: ZDNet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/03/2010
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 80% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 70%
68% Mobilitätsgarantie
Source: PC Magazin - 5/10 German
Comparison, , Medium, Date: 04/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 68% price: 70%
78% Packard Bell dot VR46
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/08/2010
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 65% features: 83% display: 81% mobility: 78% workmanship: 76%
70% Recensione Packard Bell Dot VR46
Source: Techno Zoom Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/25/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
90% Packard Bell VR46
Source: PC World Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/11/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Packard Bell Dot VR46
Source: PCM Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/27/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

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


Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.


SU7300: Slow clocked dual core processor with a low TDP of 10 Watt.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


11.6":

This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that size.

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.


1.4 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 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.

Packard Bell reviews


77.29%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-03-15 (Update: 2012-05-26)