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Packard Bell unveils oneTwo AIO, slimmest AIO ever

Packard Bell unveils oneTwo AIO, slimmest AIO ever

Packard Bell has been out of the US for years now, but the brand is still very strong in the UK. The company has rolled out a new AIO computer today that is hailed as the thinnest AIO ever. The new computer is 65% slimmer than the previous version offered by Packard Bell. The thin new oneTwo has all the features that made the original a success.

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Packard Bell Liberty Tab borrows Acer A500 for European Honeycomb

Packard Bell Liberty Tab borrows Acer A500 for European Honeycomb

Acer subsidiary Packard Bell has revealed its attempt at the tablet market, the Packard Bell Liberty Tab. A 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 Android 3.0 Honeycomb slate, reports NotebookItalia, the Liberty Tab runs an NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor with a 5-megapixel camera on the front and a 2-megapixel camera on the back.

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Acer Aspire 1420P tablet hits FCC (aka Gateway EC18T)

Acer Aspire 1420P tablet hits FCC (aka Gateway EC18T)

The upcoming Gateway/Acer convertible tablet notebook has been spotted over at the FCC [pdf link], as the EC18T and the Aspire 1420P respectively.  The 11.6-inch notebook uses an Intel CULV processor - the 1.2GHz Core 2 Duo SU2300 - and GMA 4500MHD graphics, along with up to 500GB of hard-drive space and up to 8GB of RAM.

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Packard Bell dot VR46 netbook gets Valentino Rossi stylings

Packard Bell dot VR46 netbook gets Valentino Rossi stylings

We'll admit to being a little confused as to the appeal of super-branded laptops like Acer's Ferrari series - it smacks a little of wearing a Ferrari jacket while you're driving your Accord - but where there's a market there'll be products to sate it.  Enter Packard Bell's Valentino Rossi netbook, the Packard Bell dot Netbook VR46, likely to exaggerate the difference between Rossi's high-powered motorbike and an underpowered CULV netbook even more.

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Packard Bell Butterfly S FC 13-inch CULV ultraportable

Packard Bell Butterfly S FC 13-inch CULV ultraportable

Acer subsidiary Packard Bell are set to release a CULV ultraportable for the European market.  The Packard Bell Butterfly S FC has a 13-inch display and uses Intel's 1.4GHz Core 2 Solo SU3500 processor, with 4GB of RAM and a 500GB hard-drive.

Packard Bell EasyNote Butterfly notebook announced

Packard Bell EasyNote Butterfly notebook announced

Packard Bell announced today that they will soon be releasing the Acer supplied EasyNote Butterfly. This notebook is a tad too large to be a netbook, measuring in at 13.4-inches and features a LED-backlit display.

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Packard Bell ‘dot’ netbook axed before release

Packard Bell ‘dot’ netbook axed before release

Packard Bell are apparently preparing to axe their "dot" netbook, despite it never actually reaching shelves.  The budget ultraportable was launched last September, and should have gone on sale in January 2009; however a Packard Bell spokesperson has confirmed that the netbook is "going end of life".

Packard Bell iPower X2.0 gaming PC

Packard Bell iPower X2.0 gaming PC

It subscribes to the "built like a shuttle-bay door" school of design, but look past the vents and bulges and Packard Bell's iPower X2.0 gaming PC should be pretty impressive.  While various levels of spec exist, the only one we're really interested in is the top-end, Intel Core 2 Quad machine: 8GB of RAM, a healthy 3TB of storage and Asustek watercooling.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 39 2008

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 39 2008

Netbooks made their typical strong showing this week, with ASUS announcing their intention to put 3G HSUPA into the Eee PC 901.  Meanwhile their N10 was reviewed and deemed the first netbook "suitable for serious gaming", a promising title indeed.  Lenovo's S10 also hit reviewers' benches, making a strong - if at times warm - case for the smallest IdeaPad, while Packard Bell unveiled their 'dot', targeted much more at the budget end of the scale.  They'll have a fight on their hands, though; SlashGear reviewed the Acer Aspire One this week too, and when it comes to value for money it's a tough one to beat.

Arguably the biggest news of the week, however, has been T-Mobile's G1 - the first Android-based handset to be officially announced.  Our sister-site AndroidCommunity.com ran a Live Blog of the whole event (and gave away a G1 to one lucky forum member), and we've got the photo galleries and hands-on video to show for it.

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Packard Bell ‘dot’ netbook announced

Packard Bell ‘dot’ netbook announced

Packard Bell are the latest to weigh into the netbook arena, with the "dot" [pdf link].  Packing the usual combination of Intel's 1.6GHz Atom, 1GB of RAM and an 8.9-inch display running at 1024 x 600, the only real area of mild interest is the 160GB hard-drive which is perhaps a little larger than the norm.

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Packard Bell reveal new EasyNote laptop design themes

Packard Bell reveal new EasyNote laptop design themes

It's obviously the day for new notebooks, and after a month or so of nothing but budget ultraportables it's great to see a few full-sized keyboards.  Next to the party is Packard Bell, whose Italian arm have been showing off the new super-portable EasyNote RS65, mid-range ML and SL series, top range MT and ST series, and the TN, aimed at younger users.  Of the six, the 13.3-inch RS65 is probably the most interesting.

 

Acer buying up companies left and right – they now own Gateway, eMachines, and Packard Bell

Acer buying up companies left and right – they now own Gateway, eMachines, and Packard Bell

In the US we only see Acer, Gateway, and depending on where you look eMachines. But in Europe they’ll be seeing all of those brands as well as Packard Bell which Acer just recently bought.