Packard Bell iPower I9820 PC Reviews: Windows Vista Home Premium Computer

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This desktop computer is a good all rounder.

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Packard Bell iPower I9820 with Intel Core i7 920 2.6 GHz Quad Core Processor, 4GB of Memory and 650GB Storage on Windows Vista Home Premium. DVD writer See full product description

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Confirmed purchaser

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Good, contemporary design without looking too much like an over-the-edge case mod. Good performance and easy-to maintain. Nice surprise to see Photoshop included as a free preload.
Bad points:
The usual attempt at selling useless software by preloading it (Norton, et al). No Vista Ultimate preload.
Overall rating 10.0
Build Quality 9.0
Design 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 14 Mar 2009

Confirmed purchaser

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
A great pc. I have it hooked up to a Samsung T260 26" monitor and it's been superb so far.

I'd been avoiding moving to Vista for a long time, but finally decided to do it with this machine. The PC itself is superb; fast, powerful and (so far) stable. I ran Crysis maxed out and it didnt blink (although the frame rate would probably not be high enough for multi-player on those settings). Changing to Vista was fairly painless and even when I've been seriously multi-tasking, I've never felt this box to be under any pressure. You have lots of USB sockets to connect as many peripherals as most people should ever need.

All in all, if you are looking to buy something in this range and don't want to build your own machine, this is a great choice.
Bad points:
There are a lot of bits and pieces that come with it that are not documented and, as far as I could tell, were not needed. Not a problem, just a little confusing.

The supplied keyboard and mouse are not really very good and the keyboard is not the one shown in the illustrations (the illustration and some of the blurb refers to some kind of gaming keyboard where you can have keys light up). However, as most people will use their own favourite mouse and keyboard, this isn't a big gripe.
Overall rating 10.0
Build Quality 9.0
Design 9.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 13 Mar 2009

Product Features

Operating system Windows Vista Home Premium
RAM (Gigabytes) 4
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 650
Number of cores Quad
Processor brand Intel
Processor series Core i7
Processor number 920
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 2.6
Graphics card brand nVidia
Graphics card model number GeForce GTS150
Graphics card memory (Megabytes) 1024
Built-in disc drive DVD writer
Built-in disc drive CD-ROM drive
Built-in disc drive DVD drive
Number of USB ports 6
Release date 2008-11-12

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