Packard Bell

  • Acer Reveals 10.1-inch Honeycomb Packard Bell Liberty Tab

    Acer Reveals 10.1-inch Honeycomb Packard Bell Liberty Tab

    Say hello to the Packard Bell Liberty Tab. This 10.1-inch Nvidia Tegra 2 tablet packs Honeycomb and all the rest of goodies pretty much standard on next-gen Android tablets: dual cams, multi-touch screen, HDMI output, MicoSD card slot, and GPS. This model is Wi-Fi only and will be available in European retailers for an unannounced price this coming June. Ironicly the Liberty Tab won’t be… Read More

  • Packard Bell enters the netbook game with the dot

    Packard Bell enters the netbook game with the dot

    Everyone’s favorite ’90s computer brand has a rock’n 8.9-inch netbook that seems to stand above the manufacturers former reputation. The Packard Bell dot and is built around a full install of Windows XP, powered by an Intel Atom and sports WiFi, along optional 3G wireless. A 6-cell battery provides power on the go for this €399 netbook. The European launch is slated for… Read More

  • Yeah, so Packard Bell won't be coming back to America any time soon (and probably not ever)

    Yeah, so Packard Bell won't be coming back to America any time soon (and probably not ever)

    Time heals all wounds? Not if you’re the Packard Bell brand in America. At the Acer dog and pony show today, the company’s execs went on and on about how its goal of using its three brands—Acer, Gateway and Packard Bell (they said little about eMachines)—makes total sense. Acer for the more high-end computers, and Gateway and Packard Bell for the more entry-level computers. Read More

  • Acer Will Grow Gateway, Get Access To Packard Bell

    Acer Will Grow Gateway, Get Access To Packard Bell

    So for $710 million, Acer bought Gateway – the same company that was worth $7 billion back in 1997 and purchased eMachines in 2004. Its fall from grace is a testament to the importance of good management and an even better business model. Read More

  • Lenovo Wants Packard Bell

    Lenovo Wants Packard Bell

    PC manufacturer/IBM buyer Lenovo today declared its intent to purchase Packard Bell. So far, not many details are available about the acquisition. Seems both companies would rather not comment on the deal right now. I wonder why… Oh wait. That’s right. No one gives a shit about Packard Bell anymore and hasn’t since 1993. My mistake! Does Packard Bell make anything still? Read More

  • Breaking: Packard Bell Still in Business, Making GPS Units

    Breaking: Packard Bell Still in Business, Making GPS Units

    I was supposed to write about these nifty GPS units just announced by Packard Bell, but in researching my story I came across something more noteworthy: Packard Bell is still a company. Formed in LA in the mid 1920s, PB became notorious in the late 1980s through the late 1990s as manufacturer of the crappiest PCs in the world. Indeed, Packard Bell started the trend eMachines would later take up of… Read More