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Packard Bell OneTwo L X8020 UK review

Kat Orphanides
6 Mar 2010
Packard Bell OneTwo L X8020 UK
Our Rating 
Price when reviewed 
899
inc VAT

This surprisingly powerful all-in-one touchscreen PC comes at a disconcertingly high price, and you can get better equipped models for less.

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Specifications

2.33GHz Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200, 4.000000 RAM, 23in 1,920x1,080 display, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Packard Bell's OneTwo L X8020 all-in-one PC is very similar in design to Acer's latest touchscreen models, like the Z5600. This is hardly a surprise, given that Acer owns Packard Bell.

The OneTwo is well made, with clear Perspex feet and sturdy plastic stand that pulls out from the rear and props the PC at a comfortable, easily-adjustable viewing angle. It's a perfect living room PC, with a large, friendly-looking touchscreen display that invites interaction.

The display is multi-touch, so you can use all of Windows 7's new touch features. Packard Bell provides some software to make the experience more fun, including some games, toys and applications that make the most of the touchscreen, as well as media player software and a copy of Adobe's Photoshop Elements 7. In case you get bored of using the screen, a high quality and comfortable to use wireless keyboard and mouse are provided, too.

The X8020 is one of the most powerful all-in-one PCs we've seen, with a 2.33GHz Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 processor, 4GB of 1,333MHz DDR3 RAM and a massive 1TB hard disk. Its performance in our benchmark tests comes close to that of our £650 Phenom II 920 reference system and it's easily powerful enough for any typical desktop software.

Graphics performance isn't so good and the ATI Mobility Radeon 4570 struggled with our tests. Strangely, it wouldn't let us run Call of Duty 4 at our standard resolution of 1,680x1,050; at the monitor's native resolution of 1,920x1,080 we got 14fps. Dropping the resolution to 1,024x768 improved frame rates to a playable 29.4fps. We only managed 4.5fps in our Crysis test, showing that this PC can't cope with the most demanding games at high resolutions.

The graphics processor is much more use when it comes to using the X8020 as a multimedia entertainment system. The generous 23in widescreen display looks stunning and can display full HD video at a resolution of 1,920x1,080. Although its gloss finish can result in distracting reflections under bright light, we loved the display's reproduction of bright, vivid colours, fine detail and subtle shading. Its pure bright whites are particularly impressive, although reflection detracts slightly from the depth of dark shades.

Nonetheless, this is a stunning display and it was a real pleasure using its 1080p resolution to watch High Definition video. An integrated TV Tuner allows you to watch and record analogue or digital TV and the hard disk is big enough to store all your favourite shows. Sadly, it only comes equipped with a DVD-RW drive, rather than the Blu-ray drive we really wanted.

Unfortunately, although the system is surprisingly powerful, brilliant fun to use and comes with some great software, it's hard to justify the £900 price. If you're buying a new all-in-one PC, we prefer Asus's Blu-ray equipped Eee Top ET 2203T-B0347.

Basic Specifications

Rating****
ProcessorIntel Core 2 Quad Q8200
Processor external bus333MHz (1,333MHz quad-pumped FSB)
Processor multiplierx7
Processor clock speed2.33GHz
Processor socketLGA775
Level 1 cache4x 64KB
Level 2 cache4,096KB
Memory4.000000
Memory typePC3-10600
Maximum memory8GB
MotherboardPackard Bell ONETWO L5710
Motherboard chipsetIntel G45 + ICH10
Power consumption standby3W
Power consumption idle80W
Power consumption active120W

Ports

USB2 ports (front/rear)2/4
Firewire ports (front/rear)0/0
eSATA ports (front/rear)0/1
Wired network ports1x 10/100/1000
Wireless networking support802.11n
Other portsTV tuner input, IR blaster input

Internal Expansion

Caseall-in-one
PCI-E x1 slots (free)0 (0)
PCI-E x16 slots (free)0 (0)
Free memory slots0
Free 3.5in drive bays0

Hard Disk

Hard disk model(s)Western Digital Caviar WD10EADS-22M2B0
InterfaceSATA 300
Total storage capacity1,000GB
Spindle speed7,200rpm

Graphics

Graphics card(s)512MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570 D2
Graphics/video portsnone

Sound

SoundRealtek High Definition Audio
Sound outputs5.1 line out
Speakersintegrated

Removable Drives

3.5in floppy driveno
Supported memory cardsSD, SDHD, MemoryStick, MemoryStick Pro, MMC
Optical drive modelOptiarc AD-7643S
Optical drive type(s)DVD+/-RW

Display

Viewable size23 in
Screen modelintegrated
Native resolution1,920x1,080
Response time5ms
Screen inputsnone

Other Hardware

ModemNo
KeyboardPackard Bell KG-0570 wireless keyboard
MouseAcer MG-0570T

Software

Software includedPackard Bell GameZone, Packard Bell TouchPortal, Adobe Photoshop Elements 7, CyberLink YouCam, Nero Express Essentials SE, Norton Internet Security
Operating systemWindows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Operating system restore optionnone

Buying Information

Warrantyone year RTB
Price£899
Supplierhttp://www.pcworld.co.uk
Detailswww.packardbell.co.uk

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