Packard Bell (Yes, Packard Bell!) Launches Slim and Sleek 'PB oneTwo' All-in-One PC

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spacemonkiee

Wow, It's a rebranded Gateway all-in-one, that's been out for 6 months...

O and that there GUI,  thats just Gateways craptacular OEM "touch software suite"

Just sayin.

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chart2006

My first endeavour into Windows was a Packard Bell running Windows 98 first edition on an AMD K6-2 333MHz processor, 128MB of RAM (4 modules of 32MB EDO DRAM), and an 8GB hard drive.  Oh the days.  That system with a 15" monitor, scanner, and printer cost me nearly $2K.  Those were the days when I really got into the AOL CDs for free internet access until Netzero starting offering unlimited time however you had to deal with a advertising banner.  I was ok with that being it was "free."

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firefox91

I really thought Packard Bell went under years ago. I remeber working at a big box computer store in the mid-late 90s where PBs were the top seller. And they also had a lot of problems. I am not really sure renewing the Packard Bell name is really a good idea. It doesn't remind me of the word "quality" at all.

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Paul_Lilly

The negative brand connotation is supposedly the reason why NEC pulled PB from the U.S. market.

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Neufeldt2002

And it was well deserved, I had a PB 333 Celron that had nothing but problems. I had to reinstall so frequently that I ended up taking computer courses to fix what was wrong. My record was a corrupt install 5 min. after reinstalling. What was a surprise though was that when Windows ME was released it negated the bad with the computer, and the computer negated the bad with Windows ME. I actually ran it like that until 2 years ago.

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compro01

This isn't really the same notorious Packard Bell we had in the 90s.  They're basically just a brand name for Acer now, same as Gateway.

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DarkMatter

... Europe can keep them!

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praack

actually looks like mac os with the launch icons at the bottom

 

but not keen on touch - what am i supposed to do sit closer to my desk and touch my screen ?

 

or is this for the kitchen and stand and touch?

that's the problem with touch - how do you use touch in reality as a desktop,

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Markitzero

I still have a Packard Bell Intel Pentium 1 PC 

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NayusDante

Feels odd seeing a PB that isn't running Windows 3.1...

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Holly Golightly

I don't know... I say larger is better. I would like to see at least a 28" option. What is the resolution. Aspect ratio is the main selling point for me. It must be 16x10 or I will not buy.

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dgrmouse

You're not going to buy it anyway.  Besides, 16:9 is superior for an all-in-one unit.

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Neufeldt2002

I'll disagree on 16x9 being superior. 16x10 FTW!

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Wingzero_x

Why does the interface on that look a thousand times better than Win8 and seem to have the same functionality?

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iceman08

what if it is Win8, and they somehow are able to release it early?

I wish Packard Bell had it here 

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