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Packard Bell Unveils Sleek Maestro 230 LED Monitor

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  1. btarunr

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    Packard Bell unveiled its latest sleek and swanky display, the 23-inch Maestro 230 LED. As the name might suggest, it's an LED-illuminated LCD display. With a full-HD resolution (1920 x 1080 px), the display boasts of 12,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 250 cd/m², and response time of 5 ms. It takes input from D-Sub, DVI, and HDMI. Slated for market release in April, the Packard Bell Maestro 230 LED is expected to be priced at €199.

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    Good. We wants a 27" please!!!!:nutkick::toast::rockout:
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    wished packard bell was still in the states, i remember my first PC was a packard bell back in 1994
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    Ummm, so why do you wish Packard Bell was still "in the states" ?
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    They were a good brand here until they stopped selling in the US
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    The Packard Bell machines I have come across were total rubbish.
    Then NEC started making them...still total rubbish.

    Then they made it even worse by stopping support in the Southern Hemisphere so if drivers were needed we had to scavenge for them elsewhere.

    Maybe they will be able to make a come back with these monitors.
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    1920 x 1200 or GTFO.
    TIGR and Completely Bonkers say thanks.
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    I hear that Packard Bell is being made by Acer now. Great......:banghead:
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    yah i remember my packard bell pentium 1 is faster than my uncles pentium 2 :toast:
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    Packard Bell??? LOL...I thought they vanished a long time ago. Monitor does look nice though.
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    What a name from the past....I thought that company died lol.
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    Packard Bell is a subsidiary of Taiwan-based Acer.
    Originally the company produced discount computers in the US and Canada, it later became a leader in the European market.
    NEC took it over in the late 1990s.
    Acer acquired it in 2008.



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    How can such a rubbish company own eMachines and Packard Bell as well.

    They must be making the cash due to the average consumer going.
    Wow that's cheap!
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    Packard Bell... They sold used computer parts :shadedshu
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    Your sig is disturbing to say the least... :wtf:

    They sell a shitload of laptops and desktops a year, thats how.

    Proof? even so, what has that got to do with the monitor and the OP at hand? :rolleyes:
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    I actually contacted a moderator about it. Not to get it removed, just to ask what they thought about it. No answer.

    Same here. Total rubbish.
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    isn't this is just a re-branded monitor? Acer released it awhile ago, and now they own Packard, and threw their name on it as a new product?
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    sexy, i like the modern stand! lol packard bell never heard of them before my time:p
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    I bet they have to counterweight the monitor so it is able to have a center of mass over the correct spot on the stand. In other words, I guarantee this weighs more than it should.
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    That's a good thing imo. I like things with weight. :)
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    wow... that's a name i haven't heard in a while. I remember my packard bell with a bigfoot hdd and win95. had a pretty cool app that animated the desktop icons. 2mb ati chip and 32mb ram... played every game i had at the time. the monitor that came with it was pretty good too
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    What the heck is going on with that stand? :laugh:
    2048x1152 or GTFO
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    major blast from the past... I never really trusted Packard Bell when they made computers and I don't trust 95% of things made by Acer (or its subsidiaries), so this monitor is (at least) a double fail to me.
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    I'm with everybody else that hasn't heard the words "Packard Bell" since before we heard the word "internet".

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