I bought this laptop around 3 years ago and I think it cost me around £330 from PC World.
I love the sleek design of the laptop. It has a touchpad area for the mouse, which is sensitive and I have found to work well, although you do have to be careful when using it, as you can easily zoom in and out accidentally. The volume can be altered by a touch sensitve area above the keypad, rather than buttons, which I think is a nice design feature. The laptop has a 15.6" screen, which I have found to be a decent size for watching programmes and films on. The laptop has 4 USB ports, which is handy if you have a few gadgets you want to plug in at once, a DVD drive and a built-in webcam.
I have found a few issues with this laptop as time has gone on, with the main issue being how long it takes to load. I am finding that I have to wait a while for it to first load up, and then once it looks like it has loaded up, I try to to open up a programme or go onto the internet and it crashes and takes a very long time to respond. This can be very frustrating if I need to access a document or the internet quickly. I am also now having trouble with adjusting the volume via the touch-sensitve panel above the keypad, as sometimes it adjusts fine, and other times it won't work at all. I often find that I have to adjust the volume via the speaker icon on my screen, which does always work at least. I am also finding that the laptop is starting to get very hot when it is in use for long periods of time, particularly when it is charging. However, it hasn't ever yet got so hot that it switches itself off, as my partner's laptop has a habit of doing, and it doesn't tend to be as bad when I switch the charger off.
I have found, however, that the battery life is fairly decent, and I do like the touchpad mouse, as I have found it to be sensitive enough but not too sensitive. Whilst I do find it irritating that it takes a long time to load, my partner and I have had the same problem with other laptops we have had, and I think it is understandable when a laptop is used every day.
Therefore, I have found this laptop to have a few faults that are really quite irritating. However, I use my laptop pretty much every day and have had it for a few years now, and I believe that it has been good value for money, considering it was priced much lower than most other laptops at the time.
I have owned this laptop for 18 month and it still runs as fast as the day i bought it, it has very efficient process speeds.
It has a larger screen than normal so it is suitable for watching films comfortably. The sound quality is good even when played at the highest volume. The picture quality is excellent and can even play films/ video clips which are HD quality, the volume buttons are touch pad just above the keyboard so you can adjust the volume without having to go into settings.
this laptop also has good memory usage so its good for playing games smoothly that take up a lot of ram, or keeping music.
It is quite heavy so not suitable for someone looking to take it out and about a lot.
the user face is simple and everything is customisable.
battery life is good without having to lower the system performance. I would recommend this laptop as it is a high quality piece of equipment but still at a reasonable price
I've used quite a few Laptops in my life and I've always found the majority very easy to operate and I usually particularly love newer Model Laptops. So when my mum bought the Packard Bell EasyNote TJ71 I was quite excited about having a go on this shiny, new Laptop - especially since I've never actually tried a Packard Bell Laptop before.
The appearance and the design of the Laptop is nice, it is very Sleek and Stylish and certainly has that "Newer" look about it. It is all Black in colour with a Silver Cursor and Silver piping beneath the screen. The On/Off button is in an unusual place and it can be found on the right hand side of the Laptop just beneath the screen on the side of the silver piping. The lid on this laptop doesn't "click" shut like most Laptops I've used, it just folds down gently which does make it easier to open and close and I suppose causes less Wear and Tear on the laptop. The keyboard is quite flat and I've found it is nice to type with, I actually find myself typing quicker when using this Laptop (I'm typing on it as we speak).
As with most Laptops, it has a Touch Sensitive Mouse Pad which is basically what Laptops tend to have instead of an Actual Mouse. Normally you just gently scroll your finger over this pad and that will move your Cursor around the Screen. But unfortunately with this Laptop this is where the Nightmare begins! "Sensitive" is an understatment with this one, even if you touch it really gently the Screen moves all over the place! It is one of those Mouse pads where if it is Double-Clicked it will Return to the previous page you were on and so whenever you are right in the middle of doing something on the internet, and sometimes it is something very important, the laptop will suddenly skip back to the previous page you were on therefore losing anything you'd typed out on the new page etc. Believe me this is a Nightmare when tryin to write reviews on Dooyoo! There have been times when I'll have written about 900 words of a Review and I'm literally nearly finished and suddenly the Laptop will skip to a previous page and then I've lost everything I've written! Very frustrating! If you are trying to make a Purchase or a Booking for something online it is also a Nightmare as it will just keep skipping back. I swear sometimes I don't even think I've actually touched the Mouse Pad but it will still Skip back anyway.
Sadly, this has become a huge problem and a major annoyance for us when trying to use this Laptop. It is so bad that it weighs out any of the good points about the Laptop, which is such a shame because if it wasn't so Touch Sensitive then this Laptop would be great. It is very fast with a AMD Turion X2 II M500 processor and it also comes with a 500GB Hard Drive which makes a for a lot of Space for saving files & pictures etc. onto the Laptop and also has 4GB of Ram which makes the Laptop good when carrying out a few tasks at once. The Screen is also a generous Size of 15.6" which makes it great for watching Movies on it. I am not very techincally minded but I am good with Computers and I've found my way around it quite well, to list the other additional Features it has;
5-in-1 Media Card Slot
4 USB 2.0 Ports
Built-in Ethernet 10/100/1000BT network interface
And more ...
If you Unplug the Charger at the Mains the Laptops' Battery Life also lasts up to 3 Hours which is handy. But as I say all of this is nothing compared to the Nuisance of the Mouse Pad and the Laptops tendancy to have a mind of its own! It is really such a shame because other than that this Laptop would be great, but to be frank it absolutely does my head in! Therefore I wouldn't reccomend purchasing it.
Costs around the £400 mark and is available in most Large Computer Stores like PC World & Currys etc.
I have had this laptop since september 2009 which i bought when i was about to go into my first year of uni. I think it is a pretty decent model , runs smoothly and is still runs really fast, never therereally had any problems with it , the only hang up i have about this is that the fan has died out pretty quickly (which is probably partly due to the fact that i use it ALOT) and it overheats quickly which sometimes causes the laptop to turn itself, although i can solve this problem by making sure there isnt anything blocking the airways. Apart from the one glitch i have mentioned i see absolutley nothing wrong with this model , screen size is more than adequate big enough but to oversized , it is relatively lightweight and types smoothly and has good navigation. i am more than satisfied , i also like the modern touch which is added with the touch pad control panel above the keyboard. I am a satisfied packard bell customer.
The 15.6" EasyNote TJ series is perfect for a wide range of digital needs and is ideal for homes with multiple users. With a diverse assortment of the applications, you can use this notebook to do just about anything.
Check recipes in the kitchen. Do homework in the living room. Watch your favorite DVDs in your bedroom. Do it all! Whatever usage scenario you have, the EasyNote TJ series has it covered with smart functionality and smooth multitasking. Work, play and live well with this extremely capable notebook!
Handy touch-capacitive hot keys include the Packard Bell PowerSave and My BackUp keys. Simplify everyday computing with great functionality at your fingertips! Other conveniences include the touchpad lock, wireless activation and volume control buttons.