Packard Bell PC beauties



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1 April 2005 | 0

Packard Bell has launched a new series of consumer computer products. First up, its revamped desktop PC range comes with a grey and blue finish, a IEEE 1394 connection for fast transfer of digital video data and two USB ports at the rear of the machine. The new range comprises of two series: the Imedia and Ixtreme.

Aimed at first time buyers, the Imedia offers a choice of configurations with processors — Celeron 1.7Ghz to 2Ghz or Pentium 4 2.4Ghz and 2.53Ghz. Imedia models also offer hard drives with sizes up to 120Gbyte and 512Mbyte of memory with a choice of DVD or CD/RW drives or a combination of both. They also offer a powerful graphics engine with 128Mbyte of memory.

The Ixtreme range targets experienced PC users with systems which sport Pentium 4 processors up to 3.06Ghz. The machines also feature up to 1Gbyte of memory, 120Gbyte hard drives and 128Mbyte graphics engines. The machines also come with wireless keyboard and mice. Windows XP is shipped as standard. Machines in this range will retail from EUR999 to EUR1599.




Aimed at consumers who want an affordable mobile computer, Packard Bell has also unveiled the Igo 4000 Series. This iMac-like notebook with sleek silver exteriors, comes with a Celeron 1.5Ghz processor, 32Mbyte of memory, a basic graphics chipset, a DVD ROM or CD RW drive and a 14-in TFT screen. Configurations for this series retail from EUR1499 to EUR1699. The company has also launched an MP3 music player: the Audiokey doubles up as a storage key that plugs into a USB slot on a computer. It offers 32Mbyte of storage — the equivalent of 20 music CDs — and retails for EUR125.

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