Packard Bell iMedia B2218 PC Reviews: Windows Vista Home Basic Computer

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8.3 out of 10 based on 54 reviews.
Packard Bell iMedia B2218 with Intel Celeron Dual E1400 2 GHz Dual Core Processor, 1GB of Memory and 160GB Storage on Windows Vista Home Basic. DVD writer See full product description

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Confirmed purchaser General user

Score 6.0/10
Good points:
Came pre installed with all software
Bad points:
did not have any reboot or system cds
Overall rating 6.0
How easy to set-up 7.0
Software bundle 2.0
How easy to connect to internet 2.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 29 Oct 2009

trevor, morecambe

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
its ok but does not give any back up disks (windows vista Etc)
Bad points:
none
Overall rating 7.0
How easy to set-up 9.0
Software bundle 1.0
How easy to connect to internet 9.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 26 Oct 2009

Confirmed purchaser Music & entertainment fan

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Much quieter and faster than my old machine, easy to open.
Bad points:
There's only 1 space for a hard drive without resorting to converting one of the larger bays to fit one.
Overall rating 9.0
How easy to set-up 10.0
Software bundle 7.0
How easy to connect to internet 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 24 Oct 2009

Clint, Guildford General user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Easy to use, and fast
Bad points:
Only the trial version of ms word. Window Vista Basic.
Overall rating 9.0
How easy to set-up 10.0
Software bundle 3.0
How easy to connect to internet 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Nov 2009

Jeff, Cleckheaton General user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Straightforward, basic system just what I wanted for home use. Very good price.
Bad points:
Not found any yet
Overall rating 8.0
Build Quality 8.0
Design 8.0
Performance 7.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 13 Oct 2009

Confirmed purchaser General user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
excellent price
Bad points:
3 days of updating vista
Overall rating 8.0
How easy to set-up 3.0
Software bundle 6.0
How easy to connect to internet 6.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 12 Jan 2010

Confirmed purchaser Business user

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Cheap box with decent software installed BUT>>>>>>>>>>
Bad points:
Not really adequate to run Vista. I had to spend an extra £100 to get it sorted with more memory and configuration.
Overall rating 7.0
How easy to set-up 8.0
Software bundle 7.0
How easy to connect to internet 9.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 07 Dec 2009

Product Features

Operating system Windows Vista Home Basic
RAM (Gigabytes) 1
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 160
Number of cores Dual
Processor brand Intel
Processor series Celeron Dual
Processor number E1400
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 2
Graphics card brand nVidia
Graphics card model number 7050
Graphics card memory (Megabytes) 256
Built-in disc drive DVD drive
Built-in disc drive CD-ROM drive
Built-in disc drive DVD writer
Number of USB ports 6
Release date 2009-04-23
 

Manufacturer's Description

Add enhancements to your computer system with the Packard Bell iMedia B2218. The perfect entertainment system comes in a sleek black and silver versatile design.

Complete with Intel® Celeron® E1400 Dual-Core Processor, the iMedia B2218 works at optimum speeds for a powerful performance. It comes with Genuine Windows Vista® Home Basic for smoother operation and added protection for your PC. A healthy 1GB Memory offers no nonsense operation of your programmes, while the spacious 160GB Hard Drive provides plenty of room for storing multimedia files and downloads.

The NVIDIA® GeForce 7050 graphics makes this iMedia B2218 unit great for watching films and playing games the Dual Layer DVD Rewriter means you can watch or burn, photos, movies, music, the choice is yours. With 6 USB points the connectivity options are amazing allowing you to connect up to 6 external multimedia devices at any one time.

A Truly all round entertainment system this iMedia B2218 from Packard Bell is a great choice at fantastic value.


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