Items tagged with Packard Bell

Remember eMachines? The company was founded in 1998, the same year Saving Private Ryan and A Bug's Life hit the big screen. For those of you who weren't in the PC scene back then, eMachines built low-cost computers that became popular because of their price tags, but were generally disregarded by power users. Gateway purchased the company in 2004 for $262 million in cash and stock, which in turn was acquired by Acer in 2007 for $710 million. So there's a quick and dirty history on eMachines, a brand that will soon be history. Acer announced that it intends to discontinue the eMachines brand, though... Read more...
Packard Bell still makes PCs. Shocker, right? Not so much in some regions, and those very regions will soon be able to snag the company's slimmest ever all-in-one PC. It's the revamped PC oneTwo, an oddly-titled machine that'll ship in November with a 65% slimmer body than the prior edition. The new PB oneTwo is a cinema, digital TV, sound system, photo gallery, meeting point, monitor, DVD player/recorder (including Blu-Ray playback) and more, in just one, super-sleek design. he PB oneTwo is the new interactive hub for the home and the window to your digital world - a place to have fun, play games,... Read more...
Packard Bell just doesn't have the same ring as it once did, but that's largely because PB's operations are focused outside of North America now. That said, it's still a label that people are generally familiar with, and you really know the bandwagon is hopping once a company like this announces their own Honeycomb tablet. Up until now, Motorola's Xoom was the only Android 3.0 tablet that people could rattle off, but a few smaller companies have popped up since with Honeycomb tablets of their own. The Liberty Tab is the newest to make its debut, which is a new take on the Acer Iconia Tab A500.... Read more...
Packard Bell. That's a name that takes you back in time, huh? Believe it or not, Packard Bell hasn't gone anywhere in the U.K., and they're actually a fairly popular brand across the Atlantic. It's actually kind of a shame that the company isn't doing much else in America any more, as this is one of the most useful products we've seen in the storage market from any company.The Studio ST is one of the nicer looking multi-media hard drives on the market, similar to something that we'd expect to see from LaCie here in the U.S. The drive holds between 500GB and 2TB worth of your favorite flicks, pics... Read more...
Packard Bell never has been a major name in the gaming PC arena, but the company is refusing to sit idly by while companies such as Alienware, IBuyPower, Maingear, etc. pump out gaming machine after gaming machine. This week, the outfit has introduced the latest in its small but growing line of gamer-centric rigs, the ixtreme.The highly customizable rig can be equipped with Intel's Core i7 or Core 2 Quad, and if you're not much on supporting the giant that is Intel, you can opt for AMD's Phenom II X4. Further specs include up to 12GB of DDR3 RAM, 3TB of hard drive space, an optional Blu-ray combo... Read more...
PACKARD BELL INTRODUCES THE SECOND SEASON OF THE EUROPEAN TROPHY OF VIDEO GAMES PACKARD BELL IPOWERGAMESParis - May 19, 2008 - The ipowergames 2008, the original video games competition designed by Packard Bell for the gaming communities, are taking place in eight European countries this year : Germany, Belgium, Spain, France, Italy, the Netherlands, the United-Kingdom and Switzerland. This second edition of the Packard Bell Trophy follows on the August 2007 finals which were held in Lisbon (Portugal) and have seen the triumph of the German team in all kind of disciplines. The ipowergames 2008... Read more...
The world’s number three PC maker Lenovo Group Ltd. announced today that it is negotiating a deal to acquire Europe-based PC maker Packard Bell BV, via a third party. However, Lenovo may not be the only company that is eying Packard Bell. Back in April, Acer announced plans to buy up a PC company within five months to gain more market share and to hasten growth. In fact, Acer decided against acquiring a U.S. or Taiwan company, but has not been clear on its target. Lenovo Group Ltd. is a China-based firm that aims to go global via foreign investment. During the first three months of 2007 Lenovo... Read more...
With such a small market share (2.8%), I'm suprised the Packard Bell Division is still around. Since Lap Shun Hui sold eMachines, I can not imagine his motovation for this purchase. NEC, Japan's third-largest electronics conglomerate, said it sold its holdings in Packard Bell BV to Lap Shun Hui, former co-founder of eMachines, a maker of low-cost PCs that has since been bought by Gateway Inc. NEC declined to comment on the price. Packard Bell BV has annual sales of around 130 billion yen ($1.09 billion), but has been in the red for several years.... Read more...