Packard Bell X6618 PC Reviews: Windows Vista Home Premium Computer

18 customer reviews
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+ This desktop computer has no outstanding positive points. - It scores poorly on how easy to set-up.

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8.3 out of 10 based on 18 reviews.
Packard Bell X6618 with Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 2.33 GHz Quad Core Processor, and 640GB Storage on Windows Vista Home Premium. DVD writer See full product description

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Dean, London Music & entertainment fan

Score 5.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
It shuts down randomly.
Overall rating 5.0
How easy to set-up 9.0
Software bundle 9.0
How easy to connect to internet 9.0
Value for money 2.0
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Confirmed purchase: 29 May 2009

Confirmed purchaser Keen gamer

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Has all the connections you need, very easy to set up, perfect for gaming
Bad points:
Comes with a very average keyboard and mouse
Overall rating 8.0
How easy to set-up 10.0
Software bundle 8.0
How easy to connect to internet 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 26 Sep 2009

Confirmed purchaser Keen gamer

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Super fast, extra-quiet (you would hardly know it was on).
Very easy to connect USB devices (the 4 USB ports on the top mean you don't have to get to the back of the computer each time you want to connect something to it).
Very light-weight computer tower (especially compared to my old computer), which makes moving it into place very easy
Bad points:
I did experience a few problems:

The backup CD (that you have to create yourself) gave an error on the 3rd disc
The computer keeps asking me to format the disc when I start up the computer - this isn't mentioned in the instructions, but can be easily ignored ;)
There is a bit of a buzz from the computer if it isn't entirely flat - cured by putting the computer on a piece of wood if it's sat on the carpet
I found the internet connection didn't always get recognised (even though it did on the older computer connected to the same router), although restarting the computer seemed to fix the problem.
Overall rating 10.0
How easy to set-up 9.0
Software bundle 10.0
How easy to connect to internet 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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10 of 12 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 26 May 2009

elliott, snoad Keen gamer

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
great graphics card and very fast processor!
Bad points:
none
Overall rating 10.0
How easy to set-up 10.0
Software bundle 5.0
How easy to connect to internet 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 25 Dec 2009

Rich, Leicestershire Business user

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
It works well once it's been assembled correctly, pretty fast too but sometimes you notice only one core being used with 3 or 4 single core programs running. Looks quite good, but it's hidden away so thats not important for me.
Gimmicky pop-up expansion sockets will impress some but don't add to the useability as they have to stick up with things plugged in. The number & range of sockets is impressive though.
Bad points:
The box is extremely fiddly to get into - so fiddly it arrived not assembled properly! So much for 're-furbished'!
The three slots is a bit restrictive and the one next to the graphics card needs great care to use. By the time you've added a decent sound card & wireless network card it's pretty full. I have used all three slots but the expansion cards will only fit in one order it's so tight.
None of the software it was supposed to have was supplied and the retailer does not provide downloads. This could be a real issue if you have problems and wish to re-install without wiping your hard drive with the restore utility. No windows disk was provided which makes you wonder a. if retailers have read the microsoft terms & conditions and b. why microsoft don't enforce them at all.
Generally I had to mark some things down not ecause the machine is a problem so much as because it was delivered in a poor state. This makes the review a little less accurate than if it was bought from a better retailer.
The front panel is annoying, you can't fit a break out box for a sound card or anything similar as the front panel blocks many of the ports!
In short, not a great system for the power user who needs to expand the capabilities, but very nice if you want to leave it as supplied.
Overall rating 7.0
How easy to set-up 3.0
Software bundle 1.0
How easy to connect to internet 6.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 24 Mar 2010

Confirmed purchaser Keen gamer

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
It's very fast and reliable
Bad points:
It has Norton preloaded onto it.
Overall rating 9.0
How easy to set-up 9.0
Software bundle 4.0
How easy to connect to internet 4.0
Value for money 9.0
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3 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 16 May 2009

Remigijus, London Keen gamer

Score 6.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
This model , IEXTREME X6618 UK have a big problem , after 3-4 month of buying it , he starts to Auto-Random shutdown , noone knows the problem , meany forums is filled with the same problem of this model.
Overall rating 6.0
How easy to set-up 4.0
Software bundle 4.0
How easy to connect to internet 9.0
Value for money 7.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 15 Jan 2010

Product Features

Operating system Windows Vista Home Premium
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 640
Number of cores Quad
Processor brand Intel
Processor series Core 2 Quad
Processor number Q8200
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 2.33
Graphics card brand nVidia
Graphics card model number GEF GT120
Built-in disc drive DVD writer
 

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