Packard Bell (!?) Launches Gaming Desktop Line

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… » 7/08/08 9:12pm 7/08/08 9:12pm

Packard Bell Sold by NEC to the Chinese - Next Up, Derr?

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 into… » 10/17/06 5:08pm 10/17/06 5:08pm