What do you all think about Packard Bell??

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  1. sa_ill

    sa_ill Notebook Deity

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    Hey
    I'm plannin on buyin this Packard Bell V7440 laptop.
    I reside in the Emirates.
    I thought i'd ask you all whether packard bell is a good manufacturer or not.
    The specifications of the laptop i chose are:

    Intel Core Duo Processor t2400(2MB Cache, 1.83Ghz,667FSB)
    15.4 crystal brite
    ATI Radeon X1600 512MB HyperMemory
    1GB DDR2 RAM
    100 GB hard drive

    are these specifications good??? My main purpose is gaming and internet.
    im gettin it for around $1500

    is it a good deal???

    please help would be appreaciated
     
  2. Airman

    Airman Band of Gypsys NBR Reviewer

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    Packard Bell was caught putting used parts into computers labeled as "new" so I wouldn't consider them a good company no. As for your specs they aren't very good at all for a $1,500.00 notebook you can do much much better for that price. Anything around $1.5k should have a Core 2 Duo processor and 2 Gigs of ram.
     
  3. cy007

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    Not to hijack your thread, but THEY STILL EXIST?! :p
     
  4. hbomb174

    hbomb174 Notebook Evangelist

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    seriously... i had no idea they were still alive...???
     
  5. Thief

    Thief Notebook Geek

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    In Eastern Europe they try to sell something, unfortunaltely, even here selling such crap is a hard job. I wouldnt go for Packard, especially this one for 1500$...
     
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    hbomb174 Notebook Evangelist

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    yeah it definitely doesn't seem like an older company's product with poor ratings seems like a place to buy, especially for the stuff you are getting it seems overpriced...
     
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    hbomb174 Notebook Evangelist

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    like airman said
     
  8. Luar

    Luar Notebook Evangelist

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    Packard Bell - wow thats a name I have not heard in so long and as I remember it, they were rubbish but I'm talking about the days of the 486 and Pentium 1. As I recall, the Packard Bell brand name (not the factories) has been sold numerous times to various conglomerates. Packard Bell back then was the equivalent of E-Machines. Very low end stuff. Last I heard they were bought by an Israeli company but I heard they went under.

    That's all I can tell and sorry if I was not much help. I suggest you do more research.
     
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    I think packard bell are owned by nec now.

    In what country are you buying this machine?
     
  10. sa_ill

    sa_ill Notebook Deity

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    look now i reside in the emirates in dubai
    out here notebooks are much more expensive than there are ion the u.s. plus you dont get to many options here
    i want a laptop for gaming
    i have 2 options: one is an hp laptop with geforce go 7400 which i consider is not a gud card
    second is the packard bell one........and to be precise the laptop is for $1450.

    and packard bell is doing pretty gud in the u.a.e.

    so any sencond thoughts????
     
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