Packard Bell EasyNote Butterfly S-FC-011UK 13.3-inch Notebook (Intel Core 2 Solo Ultra Low Voltage Processor, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB Hard Drive, up to 8 Hours Battery Life, Vista Premium) £399.99 delivered @ Amazon - HotUKDeals
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Product Features

* Perfect balance of elegance and functionality
* Under 1 inch thick and weighs 500g less than a standard notebook
* Exclusive cooling system optimises thermal efficiency
* LED panel and Ultra low voltage Intel CPU
* Dedicated ATI graphics

Technical Details

Colour: Black/Titanium
Screen: 13.3 inch WXGA SLIM LED GLARE 1366 x 768
Processor: Intel ULV Core 2 Solo SU3500 (1.4 GHz, 800 MHz FSB, 3MB Cache, 5.5W TDP)
Memory: 4GB DDR3
HDD: 500GB SATA
Operating system: Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium
Optical drive: External USB DVD (Not supplied)
Dimensions: 322 x 228 x 27.8 mm
Weight: 1.8 Kg
Graphics: ATI Radeon HD4330 with 512MB dedicated Graphic memory
Audio: Stereo out, microphone in, Dolby Headphones and Sound Room Technology
Connectivity: Bluetooth, 1.3 Mega Pixel webcam, wireless b/g/n, GigaLan Ethernet, VGA D-sub, HDMI, 3x USB 2.0, 5 in 1 card reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS-Pro/xD)
Battery: 6 Cells Li-Ion 5600mAh, up to 8h battery life
User interface: MultiGesture Touchpad, Full keyboard, capacitive buttons (Power, wireless, Touchpad deactivation, MyBackup, PowerSave)
LED indicators: AC power, battery, num lock, cap lock, Wifi, Bluetooth, webcam activation, Touchpad deactivation, MyBackup
Included Software: Adobe Photoshop Elements Full Version, Adobe Premiere Elements Trial Version, Norton Internet Security 2009 (90 days trial), Google Desktop, Nero 8 Essentials, Works 9 SE + Office Home & Student (60 days trial), Adobe Reader 9.0, Adobe Flash 10.0, PB MyBackup, PB Updator, Setup my PC, Recovery management, PB InfoCentre
Warranty: 1 Year
Additional Features: Switchable graphics (enables you to turn off the Graphic Card and gain extra battery life), MultiGesture Touchpad (to scroll through your documents, zoom and flick through your pictures with just 2 fingers), PowerSave adaptor (automatically stops charging the battery when it is full), Thermal comfort (using the same advanced technology that is applied on today's modern jet engines, the Easynote Butterfly offers fantastic Thermal comfort to keep your lap cool at all times)
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[mod]#1
The Easynote Butterfly is Packard Bell’s first Ultra Low Voltage notebook. If you have ever dreamt of being able to use your notebook for a full day, without having to charge the battery, the Butterfly S is for most definitely for you.

The Packard Bell Butterfly is 40% more efficient than a standard laptop which means a battery life which can last over 8 hours for all day computing

8 hour Battery life
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Everything in this product has been designed to keep the power consumption low so the battery will last longer, for example, the screen is a slim LED panel which means less power consumption. The power adaptor has also been especially designed for longer battery life purposes. It consumes 66% less power than a standard adaptor and turns itself off when the battery is full, saving extra energy.
To keep the battery going for even longer, the PowerSave button on the laptop allows you to turn off the graphics card when it is not in use and change the power settings on your Packard Bell Butterfly.The Packard Bell Butterfly is 40% more efficient than a standard laptop which means a battery life which can last over 8 hours for all day computing.

Mobility at its best
The Butterfly has a 13.3” Slim LED panel which compromises on neither mobility nor ease of use. The ultra mobility of this laptop is enhanced by its weight and size – half the weight and 66% of the size of a standard notebook. With its exclusive design and perfect mix of glossy black and titanium, this is the perfect choice for users who value style with usability.

Stunning pictures
The Packard Bell Butterfly graphics are powered by the ATI® Radeon® HD4330, with 512MB of dedicated graphic memory, making it great for a full multimedia experience. And to keep the battery going for even longer, the PowerSave button on the laptop allows you to turn off the graphics card when it is not in use and change the power settings on your computer.

Great performance

Packard Bell’s first Ultra low voltage notebook has everything you need. It balances fantastic power and a record battery life. It is powered by a massive 4GB of RAM memory, a 500GB Hard Drive and the latest Intel® Core 2 Solo® SU3500.

Get connected anywhere, anytime.

The Easynote Butterfly allows users to plug up to 3 external peripherals in at the same time with its 3 USB 2.0 ports. The notebook also includes a 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN to easily and quickly share files with other computers. It includes a draft-N wireless card (WiFi certified) for you to rapidly connect to internet hotspots and your home network. The integrated Bluetooth module is a must have for transferring data from you mobile phones or cameras.
The 5 in 1 card reader is great for transferring your holiday pictures onto your laptop, and for a great external display, VGA and HDMI ports come as standard on the TR series.

Be comfortable anywhere with the thermal efficient cooling system on the Packard Bell Easynote Butterfly S. It uses the same advanced air cooling technology which is applied on today's modern jet engines.

Air flow technology for greater comfort
The Packard Bell Butterfly uses the same technology that is used to cool modern jet engines in order to keep its temperature down. As a result, it is 5°C cooler than a standard notebook which makes it much more comfortable to use from your lap.
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Integrated webcam
The integrated Webcam is great for keeping in touch with family and friends around the world, face to face and the integrated microphone prevents you from having to carry one around with you.

Backup button

Packard Bell has always values the importance of users feedback. The latest focus groups have brought to the surface the most sought after feature that people wanted to find on their next notebook; an easy and accessible backup solution. Packard Bell has equipped this laptop with a dedicated backup button, located just over the keyboard. It automatically launches the dedicated Packard Bell backup software where you can schedule and configure your backup sessions. Backup at the touch of a finger.

Multi gesture touchpad
After trying the Packard Bell Multi gesture touchpad, you will never go back. It enables you to navigate, scroll, zoom, and flick through photos with great ease.
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After trying the Packard Bell Multi gesture touchpad, you will never go back. It enables you to navigate, scroll, zoom, and flick through photos with great ease. With a simple circular motion you can scroll up and down web pages or long documents. A pinch action will activate the zoom and a flick gesture is great for flicking through pages or photos, just as you would flick through a photo album.

Dolby® technology
Packard Bell has teamed up with Dolby® to offer you a great sound experience. With Dolby® Sound Room, you can finally enjoy stunning surround sound with just 2 speakersDolby® technology
Packard Bell has teamed up with Dolby® to offer you a great sound experience. With Dolby® Sound Room, you can finally enjoy stunning surround sound with just 2 speakers.
Also with the addition of Dolby® Headphone technology, you can plug in your headphones and all your music and videos come to life to create your own personal surround experience.

Extra software

All Packard Bell products are shipped with ADOBE® Photoshop Elements Full Version for you to load, edit, organize and upload all your photos/images, wherever you are, whenever you want. Other software titles include: Norton Internet Security® 2009 (90 days trial), Works 9 SE + Office Home & Student (60 days trial), Adobe® Flash and Adobe® Reader.

Box Contains

* Easynote Butterfly
* Power cord & PowerSave adaptor
* External USB DVD drive
* Battery pack
* Warranty Registration Card
[mod]#2
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banned#3
The words "Packard Bell" and "computers" sit together about as well as "Gazza" and "Newcastle brown ale" in my experience.

Although the price does seem to be pretty good.

Trouble with these ultra low voltage processors is while there great for extending battery time there so slooow that you need the extra hours just to open a browser!

I also like the "thermal comfort" does that mean it comes with a blanket?

As for the "multi gesture keypad" can you use

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I'll say no more.
#4
Have to admit the few PB laptops i've had experience with were pants. However, this seems a very nice deal. My experiences were a few years ago and the new ranges seem to be a step up from the terrible PB laptops of the past. Heat added Andy.
#5
... and then they go and spoil it all by saying something stupid like "Vista Preeeeeemium"
#6
Got my wife a PB 12" ultra-portable, love it. Sturdy and probably better built than some of the laptops I have come across. Heat+
#7
Am I right in thinking that Acer are now responsible for Packard Bell?

I want the Easynote Butterfly XS in cherry red. If anybody knows where I can lay my hands on one....
#8
Are there any reviews of this laptop?
#9
andywedge
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Hmmm, not the prettiest is she
[mod]#10
Adidas Addict
Hmmm, not the prettiest is she


Oh I dunno; I've woken up next to worse in my youth
I thought it looked quite nice
#11
andywedge
Oh I dunno; I've woken up next to worse in my youth
I thought it looked quite nice


I can vouch for that :)!
[mod]#12
Lefty
I can vouch for that :)!


He can too :oops:
#13
Good price for an ultraportable, but looks a bit cheap and ugly in the pictures.
#14
This appears to be excellent for the price. The outside of the case looks a bit cheap but you won't be looking at that most of the time...

Amazon reviews are good too. Amazon say the external DVD drive is not supplied although reviews indicate that it is.
#15
thinking of getting this for the son.. can it run World of Warcraft well?
#16
As this comes with Vista Home Premium, is there any way to legally upgrade for free? Are Microsoft still doing the upgrade programme?
#17
tigerstyles
thinking of getting this for the son.. can it run World of Warcraft well?


No it will not, you'd need something like this:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Packard-Bell-EasyNote-LJ65-DT-016UK-17-3-inch/dp/B002GYVF7U/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1268166683&sr=1-1

Thats if the size of the notebook is not a problem.
#18
i am looking to pay max £400 what should i look for in a graphics card for World of Warcraft mate?

cheers
#19
same price as an iPad?

I reckon an ipad will retain > half its value in 3 years, while this will retain less than a quarter.
#20
stapsell;8062307
same price as an iPad?

I reckon an ipad will retain > half its value in 3 years, while this will retain less than a quarter.
Is that the only thing you can find in favour of the iPad over this? This isn't the Antiques Roadshow you know!
#21
stapsell
same price as an iPad?

I reckon an ipad will retain > half its value in 3 years, while this will retain less than a quarter.


Thats very true. Its the same with all the Apple MacBooks, they hold value MUCH better than any other laptop.
#22
Please dont compare the functionality of an iPad with a laptop, they are from different planets!
#23
J400uk;8063099
Thats very true. Its the same with all the Apple MacBooks, they hold value MUCH better than any other laptop.
Which is only of use if you plan on flogging them - and hardly anyone bothers.
#24
£400 pounds for a slow processor and no optical drive. There are better deals out there for around the same price. For me though, Packard Bell = slow. With Vista it's even worse.
#25
Jellybeans
£400 pounds for a slow processor and no optical drive. There are better deals out there for around the same price. For me though, Packard Bell = slow. With Vista it's even worse.

It does have a discrete switchable graphics card though hence offering in principle very good battery life or significantly better graphics performance than other similarly priced 13inch machines.
I can't make up my mind :thinking:, if it wasn't a Packard Bell I think I would definitely get it...
#26
EDEN188
Got my wife a PB 12" ultra-portable, love it. Sturdy and probably better built than some of the laptops I have come across. Heat+


I got my wife a 12" ultra-portable as well but got it from a high street shop a lot cheaper than this. Infact i only paid £12.99.
;-)
#27
I bought this before it was posted here. Of course it is a deal. I have 7 working non-desktop pcs (2 netbooks, 1 nettop, 3 laptops, 1 mackbook pro) and this super-netbook/sub-laptop will fill the gap nicely.
#28
Jellybeans;8063375
£400 pounds for a slow processor and no optical drive.
"£400 pounds"?
There are better deals out there for around the same price.
Yeah - get a desktop - you get far more for your money than this. :roll:
#29
The Radeon HD4330 seems faster than the ION (9400), so at the price. I'm very tempted to order one!
Hmmmmm

Heat added...
#30
Good price, but this for an extra £50 is a decent deal too.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pavilion-dm3-1020EA-13-3-inch-Processor-Bluetooth/dp/B002P8M9TA

£449 but deffo includes a DVD drive, and a dual core low power athlon, but a slightly slower radeon 3200.

Best bit is, its made from alumium and feels like quality kit.
#31
Received the netbook yesterday and for some reason, it can't pick up my wireless signal at the same (shortish) distance as my current (and rather old) laptop. Does any computer bod know how I can enlarge the wireless range on the new netbook at minimum cost? Thanks

Edit - sorry, it makes no difference where it is in relation to the wireless base station. It says 'connected but will limited accessibility'. I don't understand it! The wireless key is identical!
#32
Can you move the base station so that it is one wall closer? Have you tried twiddling its aerials or changing its channel?
#33
jaydeeuk1;8066512
Good price, but this for an extra £50 is a decent deal too.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pavilion-dm3-1020EA-13-3-inch-Processor-Bluetooth/dp/B002P8M9TA
Shame it has Windows 7 on it - if it had Vista it would probably be £50 cheaper.
#34
Right, just ordered one! I'll try and report back on whether it's any good, once it arrives tomorrow. (I impatiently decided to pay the extra 9 quid for postage so I can play with it this weekend whilst I have time). I will be trying to install windows 7 64 bit and then test it with that...
#35
Now I've ordered, I can give you guys a link to a review which raves about it (I was worried it'd be out of stock before I had the chance to order :D ).

The review is for the same model, which doesn't have the dedicated HD4330 gfx card. So this version should be much quicker... The other model gets 88%, and that was when it was priced at around £600
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-PackardBell-EasyNote-Butterfly-s-Notebook.18390.0.html

Only one left in stock when I last checked...
#36
Hi, Great deal...ordered one!

But whoever has ordered 1 and got it already:::can you please let us know if the external optical drive comes in the box as amazon say no but people in the reviews say it came with one, also can you check if you can upgrade to windows 7 for free...same reason!
#37
b_p4tel
Hi, Great deal...ordered one!

But whoever has ordered 1 and got it already:::can you please let us know if the external optical drive comes in the box as amazon say no but people in the reviews say it came with one!


A Boxed-product Weight: of 4.1 Kg suggests it does come with the drive.
#38
Or a house brick
#39
Just received it and opened it about 5 minutes ago. It's booting up for the first time. Initial impressions...
Very nice! (certainly for the money), everyone else here at work is impressed too (and most are it geeks).

Oh, and it DOES COME WITH External USB DVD drive!

It comes in a separate box to the laptop box, but the two boxes are held within another box. Then that was held wihin another box which Amazon sent to me. It was like russian dolls!

I'll report again over the weekend once I get W7 on there...

Oh Vista Performance scores out of the box... (From memory)
CPU 3.5
Memory 4.4
Aero 4.4
Gaming 4.9
Disk 5.6
Overall 3.5

So not bad...
#40
Can any of you knowledgable guys help plz, I'm looking to buy a net / note book (not sure of the difference!) my requirements are:

Ideally under £300 - but could pay a bit more
Has to have a good battery life of at least 4 hrs
Preferably with Windows 7
2 GB RAM
250GB HDD
Need to be able to connect to the internet (at home & abroad)

Hopefully someone can point me in the right direction :)

Btw I am new to all this and replied to a deal the other day where I asked some questions (there were some replies which I wanted to read again / respond to) but I can't find it now - do deals gets removed ar am I just not doing something right?!

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