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I have never purchased a computer from Packard Bell and never will, basically because I know not too. I have had a number of problems with other peoples packard bell machines though (I used to be a computer technician) and the people with the problems have all had a valid cover plan. So you ... Read review

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Community Level 6GR-Design

GR-Design

Be careful Heres why

AdvantagesLook of the machines

DisadvantagesEverything else

"...never purchased a computer from Packard Bell and never will, basically because I know not too. I have had a number of problems with other peoples packard bell machines though (I used to be a computer technician) and the people with the problems have all had a valid cover plan. So you would think that Packard Bell would come along and sort the problem out for them….wrong. In 2 cases I have been called out to fix Packard Bell machines, both times ..." Read review
02.01.2001

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Community Level 6alflavor

alflavor

No bad problems

AdvantagesAvailable on the high street. Lot of free software

DisadvantagesVery hard to upgrade. No actual OS disc

"...I have been pleased with Packard Bell, but having said that I would not but another. I have a PB Club 40, purchased in October 1998. It has a Cyrix M II 300mhz processor, with onboard sound and graphics card and a 56K modem. It had 32mb ram, this has been upgraded by myself to 60mb. I was pleased with the purchase price at the time (£599) and got the usual package you can expect from Dixon's. Some games, MS Works, Win 98 and MS Money. I have ..." Read review
20.01.2001

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Community Level 2Gemgemmings

Gemgemmings

Ripping off the ordinary consumers

Advantageslooks flashy

Disadvantagestoo many to list

"Packard Bell do nothing more than manipulate ill informed people, selling them way more than you will ever get. The computers themselves are aimed at first time users and so the most vulnerable customers as well as helpless parents around christmas who don't know any better. To be frank in my opinon the computers do nothing more than make your life hell and cost over the odds. The big stores are all in on the conspiracy against home owners, in ..." Read review
03.09.2000

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Redressing the 'Bell'ance

AdvantagesGood reliable system, Easy to reinstall

DisadvantagesNo Windows disks

"...reading several different opinions of Packard Bell on here one thing seems certain, that being that they are a poor company, poor systems, poor customer support and so on. However, my own experiences with my Packard Bell system has been rather good so I have decided to try and redress the balance somewhat. OK so I bought my PC just over 2 years ago now for university. Despite this I wanted a decent enough system to play some games with a few mates ..." Read review
02.03.2003

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Community Level 4aljones

aljones

Mission to Upgrade - Impossible

AdvantagesNot a lot!

DisadvantagesPoor customer care, awkward designed case

"We have owned a Packard Bell PC for almost five years now. Yes, that is very old, but as I had a new computer 2 or 3 years ago, the old Packard Bell was never needed for anything more than word processing. It was a Intl 486, 66MHz processor, originally with just 4Mb of RAM and a 512Mb hard disk. By todays standards, thats tiny! Anyway, about 6 months ago it died. Caput. It did switch on, made a bleap as it always did, and then nothing. We took ..." Read review
02.06.2001

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