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Packard Bell Easynote Series

Packard Bell Easynote TF71BM-C8R1Processor: AMD Turion 64 MT-34, Intel Celeron N2830, Intel Core Duo T2050
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail), NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300, VIA S3G UniChrome Pro
Display: 15.40 inch, 15.60 inch
Weight: 2.4kg, 2.8kg, 2.9kg
Price: 249, 4388 euro
Average Score: 62.67% - poor
Average of 3 scores (from 9 reviews)
price: 65%, performance: 38%, features: 60%, display: 70%, mobility: 69%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: 70%, emissions: 91%

 

Packard Bell Easynote R1100

Specifications

Packard Bell Easynote R1100Notebook: Packard Bell Easynote R1100
Processor: AMD Turion 64 MT-34
Graphics Adapter: VIA S3G UniChrome Pro 64 MB
Display: 15.40 inch, 16:10, 1280 x 800 pixels
Weight: 2.9kg
Links: Packard Bell homepage
 Packard Bell notebook section

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Foreign Reviews

Celeron-Notebook für den kleinen Geldbeutel
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/04/2006
Rating: performance: 68% features: 72% display: 80% mobility: 56%
Packard Bell EasyNote R1100
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2006

 

Packard Bell MX65-100

Specifications

Packard Bell MX65-100Notebook: Packard Bell MX65-100
Processor: Intel Core Duo T2050
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300 64 MB
Display: 15.40 inch, 16:10, 1280 x 800 pixels
Weight: 2.8kg
Price: 4388 euro
Links: Packard Bell homepage
 Packard Bell notebook section

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Review Packard Bell EasyNote MX65-100 | Notebookcheck
Packard Bell's popularity stretches from UK across the British Channel to the Benelux countries and that's about it. Lately, we've heard many positive opinions about this brand, so it was a must to check a notebook of this kind.

 

Packard Bell Easynote TF71BM-C8R1

Acer's Packard bell EasyNote TF71BM has been hailed as a cheap affordable alternative with all the standard features found in a portable notebook. The matte 15.6" display apt for those performing typical tasks such as text processing, image processing, listening to music, surfing the internet or watching movies. The devices runs Windows 8.1 OS from Bing. Due to the integrated 750 MHz, HD and DirectX 11 supporting GPU from Intel, only games with low requirements on graphics can be played.

The notebook does not weigh much at 2.4 kg, which is lighter than average. It comes with a QWERTY chiclet keyboard, but does not have a numbers pad. Its big multi-touch ClickPad measures 10.6 x 7.8 cm and provides more maneuvering space. This notebook comes with an Intel Celeron N2830 processor at 2.16 GHz coupled and 2 GB single channel DDR3 RAM. The latter can sometimes slow down the user if too many windows are opened or too many tasks are running simultaneously. The 500 GB Seagate Momentous Thin ST500LT012-1DG142 has 420 GB free space.

One promising feature is the inclusion of a Matshita DVD-RAM with burner for those who still prefer the traditional medium of data transfer. This notebook is the answer to the severely budget constrained user in urgently in need of an office device.

Specifications

Packard Bell Easynote TF71BM-C8R1Notebook: Packard Bell Easynote TF71BM-C8R1
Processor: Intel Celeron N2830
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail)
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 249 euro
Links: Packard Bell homepage
 Packard Bell notebook section

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Average Score: 57% - poor

Average of 2 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

74% Packard Bell EasyNote TF71BM-C8R1 Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
Affordable long-runner. The low price is not the most striking property of the EasyNote TF71BM. It primarily attracts attention with its long battery life.

Foreign Reviews

Packard Bell EasyNote TF71BM-C8R1
Source: c't - Heft 23/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2014
Packard Bell EasyNote TF71BM-C8R1
Source: c't - Heft 23/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2014
57% Office-Notebook zum Kampfpreis
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/28/2014
Rating: Total score: 57% price: 65% performance: 22% features: 54% display: 61% mobility: 73% ergonomy: 67%
57% Office-Notebook zum Kampfpreis
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/28/2014
Rating: Total score: 57% price: 65% performance: 22% features: 54% display: 61% mobility: 73% ergonomy: 67%
Recenzja Packard Bell ENTF71BM (15,6", Intel Celeron N2830, Intel HD Graphics)
Source: Notebooktest.pl Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Very low price; well positioned connectors; good performance; long battery life. Negative: Poor camera; no numeric keypad; built-in battery.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/24/2014
Recenzja Packard Bell ENTF71BM (15,6", Intel Celeron N2830, Intel HD Graphics)
Source: Notebooktest.pl Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Very low price; well positioned connectors; good performance; long battery life. Negative: Poor camera; no numeric keypad; built-in battery.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/24/2014

 

Comment

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.


These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

VIA S3G UniChrome Pro: The S3 UniChrome (Pro) is a DirectX 7 (without T&L) onboard graphic solution (shared memory) from VIA for laptops. Mainly, it is intended for office activities and hardly suited for 3D games.

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

NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300: The NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300 is part of the lower performance segment and the competitor card of the ATI X1300. Technically it is simply lower clocked GeForce Go 7300.

Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail):

Integrated GPU for tablet and notebook Bay Trail SoCs. Based on the Ivy Bridge GPU with four Execution Units and support for DirectX 11.

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


AMD Turion 64: This is a derivative of the Athlon 64 with SSE3 with nx storage protection, 32 and 64 bit support, integrated memory controller for PC3200 memory, mode for low capacity, HT800 and 2 variants ML with 35 Watt and MB with 25 Watt consumption. Regarding the consumption MT might be very similar to a Pentium M. The speed is moderate and approximately as fast as an Pentium M with equivalent clock speed.

Intel Core Duo: Double Core processor with a very good relation of performance to current consumption. The 2 MB L2 Cache are used together by the double. The maximum capacity of 31 watts is only 4 watts more than with the Pentium M (predecessor). Both cores are lowered automatically and independently of each other by speed steps down to 1 GHz. In addition it now supports also SSE3 instructions. At least it is just as fast as a equivalent Pentium M. With applications, which were designed for multi-processors, the performance can be nearly twice as fast as with the Pentium M (e.g. CineBench around 86% fast)

Intel Celeron:

N2830: Soc with an integrated dual core Atom processor clocked at up to 2.4 GHz and an Intel HD Graphics GPU.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.4 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.

2.9 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.


62.67%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.

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

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Stefan Hinum, 2014-08-10 (Update: 2014-08-10)