Packard Bell EasyNote BG45-U-300
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Packard Bell EasyNote BG45-U-300
Source: vnunet.com Archive.org version
For the price, this notebook doesn’t do much to excite. The 12in widescreen may look impressive but the lack of power lets it down.
3 von 5, Display mäßig, Leistung schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/10/2008
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 40% display: 60%
Source: PC Pro Archive.org version
An ultra-cheap ultraportable with more power than most netbooks, but battery life is a concern.
4 von 6, Preis sehr gut, Leistung gut, Mobilität schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 90% performance: 80% mobility: 40%
Source: Techradar Archive.org version
However, performance and battery life are basic and it will only suit those who need an ultraportable machine to use for short periods of the day.
3.5 von 5, Preis gut, Verarbeitung gut, Mobilität schlecht, Leistung schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/26/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 40% mobility: 40% workmanship: 80%
Source: Tech Advisor Archive.org version
The Packard Bell Easy Note BG45-U-300 is a smart and superbly finished laptop that justifies the expense. Fast and sleek, it's up to desktop-level challenges yet can be lugged around easily.
(von 5): 3.5, Preis 4, Verarbeitung 4, Ausstattung 3.5
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/05/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% features: 70% workmanship: 80%
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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.
PB is not present in the smartphone/tablet market and a rather small manufacturer of laptops. There are hardly any reviews since 2015.
66.75%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.
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