Packard Bell EasyNote TSX66-HR-055UK
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Packard Bell EasyNote TSX66-HR-055UK
Source: Tech Advisor Archive.org version
The colour scheme certainly makes the Packard Bell EasyNote TSX66 stand out, though it may not be to everyone’s tastes. A £700 price tag is attractive when you consider the performance of the quad-core processor with 6GB of memory. For a multimedia-focused laptop, though, the Packard Bell is compromised by its weak Intel graphics processor. The absence of a BD drive is also noted, when these can be found on laptops around this price now. The Packard Bell EasyNote TSX66 is hence more suited to work-based activities, with its excellent keyboard and trackpad.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/04/2011
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 70%
Source: Techradar Archive.org version
If you need a laptop that'll last you a number of years, this is a fantastic and affordable option. The Packard Bell EasyNote TSX66 looks good, packs plenty of punch and definitely offers the kind of comfort we expect from Packard Bell.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/23/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Intel HD Graphics 3000: Integrated graphics card in the Intel Sandy Bridge processors (Core ix-2xxx). The HD 3000 is the faster (internally GT2 called) version with 12 Execution Units (EUs).
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.
2620M: Very fast Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
In former years, this weight was representative for laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal. Nowadays, 17 inch laptops weigh less than that.
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.
75%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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