New life for the Packard Bell brand name

Discussion in 'Packard Bell' started by Ben Myers, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. Ben Myers

    Ben Myers Guest

    I did not know that Acer owns the Packard Bell brand name. The fact
    escaped me. Seems like Acer has collected a lot of brand names:
    Gateway, eMachines and Packard Bell.

    Check the following URL for news about the reconstituted PB:

    I hope that someone at Acer is sane enough to realize that the only way
    to sell four brand names is to use the same basic hardware designs and
    to change the cosmetic plastic and the BIOS splash screen. Otherwise,
    repairs would be a nightmare. Oops! Repairs have always been a
    nightmare for these brands, due to the absence of readily available
    spare parts... Ben Myers
    Ben Myers, Apr 20, 2009
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  2. Hi Ben !

    Thanks for the news. Saw this when you posted it.

    As far as repairs being a nightmare, have to agree, except for the very late
    PB machines that used plain 'ol ATX stuff in ugly cases.

    Although the Milano uses full size ATX boards, PSU, etc., and is good
    looking...........I actually installed that later Intel PIII board in one,
    and can put in any new board I want for that matter. ( have returned it to
    factory PII )

    Robert E. Watts, Apr 23, 2009
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