Packard Bell—previously referred to as Packard Hell and Packard Smell—is diving head-first into the gaming PC market with the ipower X2.0, a gaming rig that features full customization at a decent price. It's aimed squarely at offerings from Acer and Ares. The Intel-based machines give customers their choice of ATI or…
Lenovo is chatting with Packard Bell about a potential buyout to strengthen its position in the European market. Lenovo is currently the third-ranked PC vendor in the world. [New York Times]
After NEC's selling off of Packard Bell to eMachines co-founder and Chinese entrepreneur Lap Shun Hui, the count of Chinese-owned PC manufacturers is now officially at two (the other is Lenovo). Then again, it's not like anybody has purchased a Packard Bell desktop since 1994, but this move may signal a re-entry…
We haven't featured the Packard Bell brand of laptops much here on Giz since, well, they haven't done much worth mentioning—until now. Their Skype Edition notebook will have an integrated webcam on top of the screen along with a dedicated Skype button.
Packard Bell? They're still around? Apparently they are and they've just made something called the Store & Play, which is just a 50GB hard drive with card reader and multiple video and audio outs. It will cost about $120 and will be available next month.
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