This is the worst laptop ever! We bought 2 and both started having problems after 12 months. Both the chargers started over heating the laptops. I would never ever recommend a packard bell product. Learn by my mistake!
I bought one of these just over two years ago and it appears that the processor ha died. Unfortunately although this happened while still in guarantee we did not get a proper diagnosis till the critical date had passed. I have asked PB Spain to provide me with an estimate for replacing the processor but all I can get from them is a price for transport and the first 30 minutes of work. I have no intention of throwing a lot of good money after bad and if the whole job can't be done for less than €200 I shall be investing in a new computer and it won't be a PB. Does anyone know where I can get a price for a processor - I came across this site while looking for one.
Two year old hardware! Even though Intel is about to release the third generation Ivy Bridge Core i3 processors, Packard Bell has released a laptop packing Arrandale parts from a couple of generations back. The laptop comes with the more modern GT 610M from Nvidia but we will see if its purchase is worthwhile in this review.