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hi guys im a computer builder and am in need of a laptop for work as cant carry my tower to work everyday haha just wondering if you could give me some advice on this laptop, i think for the money im paying its a good deal.

PACKARD BELL EasyNote TM83-RB-021UK - Red (£379.97)

spec:

Processor AMD® Athlon™ II X2 P340 Processor
- 2.2 GHz
- 1.8 GHz HT
- 1 MB L2 Cache

Operating System Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit

RAM - 4 GB
- DDR3

Graphics card ATI® Radeon™ HD4250
- up to 1408MB of shared video memory

Screen type Widescreen LCD

Screen resolution - WXGA
- 1366 x 768
Screen size 15.6"
Screen features LED

Hard drive 320GB, SATA

Optical disk drive DVD-RW

Memory card reader 5 in 1 (SD/MMC/MS/MS-Pro/xD)

USB 3

FireWire No

Modem/Ethernet 10/100/1000

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n

Bluetooth No

Video interface 1 x HDMI
1 x VGA

Audio interface Stereo Out, Microphone In

TV output 1 x HDMI (Digital output)

1 x VGA (Analogue output)

Extension card slot No

Sound Stereo

Soundcard: Realtek ALC272X

Webcam Yes, 1.3 MP resolution

Battery - Li-ion 6 cell battery
- up to 3.5 hours battery life

Size Height: 34.14 mm
Width: 381 mm
Depth: 253 mm
Weight 2.65 kg
post #2 of 8
Thread Starter 
really good if someone could give me there opinion on this laptop
post #3 of 8
The specs are decent, but Packard Bell's build quality is crap. Among the worst in terms of durability and reliability.
post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 
what would you recomend for no more than £399 that has decent spec and is good for build and realiable?
post #5 of 8
Heres what I have to say.

The laptop isn't THAT BAD. All depends on what your doing. Pretty much, since your resolution is not 1920x1080, your GPU should be able to handle a few modern games, at low settings, and maybe a lower resolution.

The 4GB of ram is a plus.

The processor is not that great. AMD mobile processor kind of suck, especially when you compare them to Intel's. Its not going to be great for gaming. Games like starcraft will be unbearable.

I have kind of fallen off the mobile GPU wagon, and haven't been up to date. My last mobile GPU was the HD 3200, and if AMD has been keeping up with the quality of there mobile GPU's, you should be great.

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To sum it up, this is a decent laptop, and I don't think I would even ever consider paying anything more than 450$ on it. It all really depends on what your trying to do. If your doing everyday web surfing, emails, music, pictures, videos, then this laptop is all you need. It can also handle light to mid-range gaming. Depends on what your playing really, playing games like Starcraft 2 will suck for you, because that a more CPU dependent game.

Your laptop will suffer most on RTS games, like Starcraft for instance, and will definitely be able to handle more games like racing, rpg, ect.. due to the fact thats a pretty nice GPU from what I am seeing.



If I helped you at all, please, give me rep. ( want to be able to use the market place )

Thanks, and if you have any further question, feel free to post em up.
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post #6 of 8
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i would be doing little to none gaming on this laptop i have my main rig for gaming, all i would be using the laptop for is college work, email, photo's ect ect you have been very helpfull.
post #7 of 8
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
The specs are decent, but Packard Bell's build quality is crap. Among the worst in terms of durability and reliability.
they must have change

I have a old Packard Bell and it's rock solid

NASA used to use Packard Bell system way way back


op the specks are good for what you need
Edited by 3dfxvoodoo - 2/8/11 at 2:43pm
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Glad I helped. Good luck with your buy
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