Packard Bell Easynote TF71BM-C8R1
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Packard Bell Easynote TF71BM-C8R1
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.
Source: c't - Heft 23/2014
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2014
Source: Chip.de DE→EN Archive.org version
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%
Source: Notebooktest.pl PL→EN Archive.org version
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
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.
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.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
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.
15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.
The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
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.
65.5%: 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.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.