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Packard Bell EasyNote TE11HC review

Our Rating :
Price when reviewed : £260
inc VAT

This cheap but surprisingly capable budget laptop is a great general-purpose machine for little cash


The EasyNote TE11HC’s 15.6in display has a standard-issue laptop resolution of 1,366×768. It’s bright with vivid colours, and we found the glossy screen coating didn’t cause us too many problems with reflections from overhead light sources. However, blacks aren’t very deep and we found some colours had a mild yellow tint. We weren’t convinced by the display’s colour accuracy, either, as very pale shades were difficult to distinguish from one another. This isn’t a screen for accurate photo editing and printing, but is still a perfectly adequate display for everyday use.

Packard Bell EasyNote TE11HC

The laptop’s battery life isn’t amazing, at just over five hours, but once again, this is acceptable given the very low price of the laptop. The TE11HC is also equipped with a DVD-RW drive, multi-format card reader and a 500GB hard disk.

All this in a laptop that costs just £260 makes this a brilliant Budget Buy, even though it’s a long way from being the fastest or prettiest laptop around. If you need something a bit more powerful than your average netbook but don’t have much to spend, the EasyNote TE11HC is a great Budget Buy.

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Basic Specifications

ProcessorIntel Celeron B830
Processor clock speed1.8GHz
Memory slots2
Memory slots free0
Maximum memory8GB
SoundRealtek HD Audio
Pointing devicetouchpad


Viewable size15.6 in
Native resolution1,366×768
Graphics ProcessorIntel HD Graphics
Graphics/video portsHDMI, VGA
Graphics Memory128MB


Total storage capacity750GB
Optical drive typeDVD+/-RW +/-DL

Ports and Expansion

USB ports3
Wired network ports1x 10/100/1000
Wireless networking support802.11n
PC Card slotsnone
Supported memory cardsSDXC, MMC, Memory Stick Pro, xD
Other ports3.5mm headphone port, 3.5mm mic port


Carrying caseNo
Operating systemWindows 8
Operating system restore optionrestore partition
Software includednone
Optional extrasnone

Buying Information

Warrantyone year RTB

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