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Packard Bell Dot S Netbook Review

Updated on March 13, 2011

Packard Bell Dot S Netbook

The Packard Bell netbook is a small and really lightweight portable notebook that is an ideal choice if you don't need a larger laptop. The netbook comes with the Windows 7 starter pack which is ok and it comes with the trial version of Windows Office which you will have to purchase a product key to activate the full suite of Windows Office tools like Word and Excel.

I bought two of these Packard Bell netbooks recently as I thought I needed the extra convenience of having two more portable workstations to work on different online endeavours. The system itself isn't the highest in memory but is adequate for basic computer work and downloading. Standing at 1 GB memory and 160 GB hard drive space to store photos and other files as needed.

What I do like about this specific Packard Bell netbook is that it comes with the full version of Adobe Photoshop Elements which is a great photo editing software in itself and that was a complete surprise to me when I first bought it and so using the Photoshop Elements has been a learning experience as it's slightly different from the standard but equally excellent Photoshop software.

Like most brand new laptops, notebooks and netbooks it comes with a free trial Norton Security software for either 30 day or a 60 day trial, now I bought the full version of Norton Security and it has a license for 3 computers so I quickly installed it on all 3 of my active laptops as I believe that the Norton Software is the best anti-virus software there is as it checks all links in your search results and could if you want to store back ups of all of your files and even consolidate your log ins and passwords.

The screen resolution is small (1024 x 600) as the netbook is considered a mobile pc which has all of the media components ready to upload mobile video and photo content either with a USB connector or a standard memory card from your digital camera. It's early days with this mini netbook, but it's showing itself as a fast and capable machine with Internet Explorer ready, although you may want to download Firefox as that is more of a stable and secure browser and has many great features.

Also with some Packard Bell machines in particular mine it came with a built in web cam which is a very clear web cam in daylight and with a bright room light on, you could get some proper halogen lights for creating web cam videos at night and really shine that light off photo screens for optimal web cam creations.

If you can't find a Packard Bell then a Hp mini notebook is just as good.

Packard Bell Dot S

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Packard Bell Dot S netbook.The nice sleek shine on my red Packard Bell notebook.The open notebook from Packard Bell small and portable.
Packard Bell Dot S netbook.
Packard Bell Dot S netbook. | Source
The nice sleek shine on my red Packard Bell notebook.
The nice sleek shine on my red Packard Bell notebook. | Source
The open notebook from Packard Bell small and portable.
The open notebook from Packard Bell small and portable. | Source

Packard Bell dot s Netbook

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    • Alladream74 profile image

      Victor Mavedzenge 6 years ago from Oakland, California

      Good review.I have always had doubts about these. Nice to know they are worth the buy.

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      Wayne Tully 7 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Oh yeah, I've got that on my Acer laptop I forgot to mention that people could get that instead of purchasing the Microsoft Office, silly me, thanks for that MA, cheers!

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      Mentalist acer 7 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

      You try the Open-Office,it's free,thanks for the reveiw waynet.;)