Talk about a blast from the past. Packard Bell isn't a name that comes up very often, but make no mistake, the company is still around. Acer purchased the outfit in 2008, and Packard Bell remains a presence in Europe after it was essentially banished from the U.S. by NEC in the late 1990s, which at the time held a controlling interest. So now that we've established Packard Bell still exists, what is the company up to these days? All-in-one PCs, for one, including the newly revamped PB oneTwo.
The PB oneTwo is 65 percent slimmer than its predecessor and is light enough to lug around from room to room, Packard Bell claims. There are two models to choose from, the PB oneTwo M (21.5 inches) and PB oneTwo L (23 inches), both of which are built around Intel's Sandy Bridge platform and are touch-capable. Other product highlights include support for up to 8GB of DDR3 memory, Nvidia GeForce GT 520/530 or AMD Radeon HD 6450 discrete graphics, up to a 2TB hard drive, DVD burner (Blu-ray optional), four USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, GbE LAN, multi-memory card reader, 2MP Full HD webcam, 2.5W speakers, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
The PBoneTwo M and L will be available later this month in the U.K. for £599 (around $956 USD) and £699 (around $1,116 USD), respectively.