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Packard Bell OneTwo L X8020 UK review

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.


2.33GHz Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200, 4.000000 RAM, 23in 1,920×1,080 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 1,680×1,050; at the monitor’s native resolution of 1,920×1,080 we got 14fps. Dropping the resolution to 1,024×768 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 1,920×1,080. 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 ****
Processor Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200
Processor external bus 333MHz (1,333MHz quad-pumped FSB)
Processor multiplier x7
Processor clock speed 2.33GHz
Processor socket LGA775
Level 1 cache 4x 64KB
Level 2 cache 4,096KB
Memory 4.000000
Memory type PC3-10600
Maximum memory 8GB
Motherboard Packard Bell ONETWO L5710
Motherboard chipset Intel G45 + ICH10
Power consumption standby 3W
Power consumption idle 80W
Power consumption active 120W


USB2 ports (front/rear) 2/4
Firewire ports (front/rear) 0/0
eSATA ports (front/rear) 0/1
Wired network ports 1x 10/100/1000
Wireless networking support 802.11n
Other ports TV tuner input, IR blaster input

Internal Expansion

Case all-in-one
PCI-E x1 slots (free) 0 (0)
PCI-E x16 slots (free) 0 (0)
Free memory slots 0
Free 3.5in drive bays 0

Hard Disk

Hard disk model(s) Western Digital Caviar WD10EADS-22M2B0
Interface SATA 300
Total storage capacity 1,000GB
Spindle speed 7,200rpm


Graphics card(s) 512MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570 D2
Graphics/video ports none


Sound Realtek High Definition Audio
Sound outputs 5.1 line out
Speakers integrated

Removable Drives

3.5in floppy drive no
Supported memory cards SD, SDHD, MemoryStick, MemoryStick Pro, MMC
Optical drive model Optiarc AD-7643S
Optical drive type(s) DVD+/-RW


Viewable size 23 in
Screen model integrated
Native resolution 1,920×1,080
Response time 5ms
Screen inputs none

Other Hardware

Modem No
Keyboard Packard Bell KG-0570 wireless keyboard
Mouse Acer MG-0570T


Software included Packard Bell GameZone, Packard Bell TouchPortal, Adobe Photoshop Elements 7, CyberLink YouCam, Nero Express Essentials SE, Norton Internet Security
Operating system Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Operating system restore option none

Buying Information

Warranty one year RTB
Price £899

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