Hello all you computer users! Everyone on here is one, obviously! I would just like to offer the first review on my impressive experience with the Packard Bell Easynote range of laptops.
This is the second one I have bought, the first went through what seemed a life time at university, being hammered away everyday and never so much as a murmur from it. The first had a wide screen even 5 years ago, and was perfect for what I needed; internet use, writing essays and my dissertation. I bought that one at PC world and it was ready to use immediately with the Microsoft package. I have been able to plug and play with all devices I have tried to use, e.g printers and USB etc. I must admit I prefer XP operating system to the Vista one (which I find harder to use) but this is not a problem with the model!
I don't claim to be a computer whizz, hence why there isn't any technical terminology about its functions. All I can say is for the basic user it has everything I have required. The only reason I had to get a new one, was a drop down the stairs, however the old one did survive two spillages on the keyboard. This is the reason I have bought another Easynote model.
This one is nicer in appearance but is just as simple and easy to use as the previous. I have already put hundreds of picture on this one, and use it daily to access the wonders of internet. The battery life on these machines I have found really good, but them again it all depends on what you are doing!
DVD's play really well on this machine too. So if you are like me and don't know all that much about laptops, but just want one that works well and is easy to use and affordable, then seriously consider the Packard Bell Easynote. For all the functions check out the PC World website, I also got some money off on the first model as PC World price matched and I managed to get a student discount, so try your luck.
This laptop is a very good buy, I think I got mine for around £500. It's quick, can process huge programs easily, but there is one downfall.
Once you start filling the laptop, it's quite easy to slow the computer down. I started filling mine after about a year of owning one, and it really starts to become slower. After going into System Tools and De-Fragmenting the computer, the speed improves, although it does not reach the processing speed of previous times. My advice to all is be careful not to install too much. Otherwise, the computer is a gem.
Another positive is the clear screen and very good battery life. You can change the battery to 'power saver' to save the battery power, obviously making the computer run for longer. Easy to use, and a great buy if you're in the market for a new computer any time soon.