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Packard Bell EasyNote MB: Fake white hope

Some of us like it; some of us would rather scratch our own eyes out with a rake than go anywhere near it.

Crave UK

Back in July we brought you news of some Packard Bell laptops, the star of which was the 15.4-inch EasyNote MB. Four months later, we got one of our own to play with.

It's one of the most contentious laptops we've ever seen. Some of us like it; some of us would rather scratch our own eyes out with a rake than go anywhere near it.

The problem is it's white, and only Macs are allowed to be white. Anything else is labeled as a copycat at best. We don't agree, but the fact that it has a beige keyboard, circular mouse trackpad, and orange stripes on the side really doesn't help.

Whatever you think of its looks, there's no arguing with its value. It comes with a 1.66GHz Core 2 Duo T5450 CPU, 2GB of RAM, 160GB hard drive and an Nvidia GeForce 8600M GS graphics card--all for 699 pounds, or about $1,432.

It's great for students, cheapskates, student cheapskates, and anyone not averse to the Packard Bell brand. Or orange.

(Source: Crave UK)