Packard Bell EasyNote TM85 GN-033UK Review posted on
15.6 inch Mainstream Notebook
The Packard Bell Easynote TM-JO-075GE with a Core i5-430M (2.26 GHz) is a 15.6-inch all rounder with relatively high performance. Multi-core applications benefit from Turbo-Boost (automatic overclocking) and hyper-threading. The on board equipment is a bit lacking: eSATA, USB 3.0 and ExpressCard are all missing.
Rating: 4.5

Specifications

System

Category: Mainstream
Released: February 2011
RRP: £529
Display: 15.6 inch Glossy LCD (LED-lit) (1366x768 px)
Processor: 2.40 GHz Intel Core i3 370M (2 cores)
Memory: 4 GB DDR3
OS: 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium
Warranty: 1 Year Collect-and-Return

Storage

Type: HDD 5400 rpm
Capacity: 640 GB
Optical Drive: DVD RW

Graphics

GPU: Intel GMA HD
Memory: Shared
Type: Integrated
3DMark06: 1448

Connectivity

Express Card Slot: None
Memory Card Reader:
USB 3.0: 0
USB 2.0: 3
IEEE 1394 (FireWire):
eSATA: 0
VGA:
DVI:
HDMI:
DisplayPort:
Thunderbolt:

Dimensions & Weight

Thickness (Average): 34 mm
Width: 381 mm
Depth: 253 mm
Weight: 2.7 kg

Input Devices

Numeric Keypad:
Fingerprint Reader:

Multimedia

Webcam:
Microphone:

Communications

Ethernet (LAN): 10/100/1000
Wi-Fi (WLAN): B/G/N
Mobile Broadband (WWAN):
Bluetooth: None

Power

A.C. Power Adapter: 65 W
Battery Capacity: 49 WHr
Battery Size: 6-Cell
Battery Life: 3 hours

Reviews

NotebookCheck  
The Packard Bell Easynote TM-JO-075GE with a Core i5-430M (2.26 GHz) is a 15.6-inch all rounder with relatively high performance. Multi-core applications benefit from Turbo-Boost (automatic overclocking) and hyper-threading. The on board equipment is a bit lacking: eSATA, USB 3.0 and ExpressCard are all missing.
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Expert Reviews  
If you can look past the jumbled outer shell, there is a lot to like about the EasyNote TM. For a mid-range laptop, performance is stellar, while the large hard disk is great to see at this price. As it comes with Photoshop Elements 8 - software that most people will use - it's even better value and wins a Best Buy award.
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TechRadar  
Packard Bell has continued its fine run of form with the EasyNote TM98-GN-005UK. It's producing some of the best consumer laptops currently available and this machine is one of them, providing a great mix of power and portability.
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