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News Packard Bell enters netbook market

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 20 Nov 2008.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S Well-Known Member

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    LoneArchon New Member

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    Looks like it is a rebranded Acer aspire one. It even has the SD expansion slot next to the LAN and VGA.
     
  3. xaser04

    xaser04 Ba Ba Ba BANANA!

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    Agreed with the above comment.

    Also at £299 it will have stiff competition from PCworlds own Advent series (4211 being a rebranded MSI wind).

    Also I note that its specs are identical to most of the netbooks already out so how can Packard bell claim this is focused only at the consumer (if its the same as the others on the market?!)
     
  4. Blademrk

    Blademrk Why so serious?

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    The answer is obvious, it's because there's no Linux option :p
     
  5. Tim S

    Tim S Well-Known Member

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    I tried not to laugh when they said that :p
     
  6. fathazza

    fathazza Freed on Probation

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    looks quite nice tbh....

    incidentally its not an entry into the market they already had a rebranded via nanobook out a while back....

    someone really needs to make a netbook with a different spec one of these days... as it it you may as well buy on price (or looks if youre shallow) as there is nothing else to differentiate them
     
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    I had to wiki "Packard Bell" as I had myself confused with HP.
     
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    So it's exactly the same as all the other atom based netbooks so what makes it aimed at the consumer market?

    That would be the extra price they charge. ;)
     
  9. FeRaL

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    Packard Bell isn't the original Packard Bell from way back when... The new company bought the name from the original holder to use since the name has some goodwill to it.

    Beside, Packard Bell's were crap back when they made Pentium PCs.
     
  10. Aterius Gmork

    Aterius Gmork smell the ashes

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    Actually (if you set aside Asus, their 901H has a smaller HDD) the only thing that differs is the battery. The Acer, MSI etc. all use a 3 cell battery which basically sucks, who'd want a Netbook if the battery still lasts for only 3 hours or less?

    The Asus 1000H has a 6 cell battery, the battery life is much longer (about twice that time obviously) as I know from personal experience.
     
  11. Sparrowhawk

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    Yeah, can I request a netbook roundup here? I keep getting them all confused with each other in my head, so a good head to head comparison would be nice, tbh.
     
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    Hmm i think i can answer the above question without a big ole roundup.... Samsung NC10 extra cheesecake editio!. plus it comes in blue. job done
     
  13. glaeken

    glaeken Freeeeeeeze! I'm a cawp!

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    Ah, thanks for that. I read the title and thought to my self "WTF? Didn't they go out of business quite a long time ago?"
     
  14. Aterius Gmork

    Aterius Gmork smell the ashes

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    Fall for the hype, join the dark side etc. Get an Asus EEE 1000H, awesome little machine. We have cookies.
     
  15. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    every manufacturer is starting to get into this...
     
  16. Furymouse

    Furymouse Like connect 4 in dagger terms

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    I bought one a few weeks ago....but I didn't get any cookies :(
     
  17. Xir

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    Germany's biggest consumermarkets claim the Samsung and an LG to have TV-out.
    Couldn't find this on their websites though.

    Why don't netbooks have 1000 Ethernet? Its not really more expensive anymore?
    To fill 160GB over 100 Network takes ages.
     
  18. Aterius Gmork

    Aterius Gmork smell the ashes

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  19. Nedsbeds

    Nedsbeds Badger, Slime, Weasel!!

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    As soon as one appears with tv out then I am replacing my laptop with a netbook. It's a shame none of them even offer tv out over the vga socket
     
  20. Abhorsen

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    Very similar to all the others and the styling wouldn't warrant any reason to go for it over another.

    The Samsung would be my choice at this price point purely for better appearance.
     
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