Monday, July 7th 2008

Presenting: Packard Bell ipower X2.0 Gaming Desktop

Packard Bell, one of Europe’s top consumer PC brands in Europe, will reveal the next generation of its ipower gaming desktop PC to the gaming community at the Electronic Sports World Cup, which is being held on 4-6 July 2008 in Paris. The new gaming PC is christened: ipower X2.0.

Selected as the official ESWC gaming system in 2007 and 2008, the ipower range had to be up to the task of meeting the demanding requirements of amateur and professional PC gamers. Packard Bell confirms its engagement to the PC gaming community by unveiling the ipower X2.0, a stunning combination of power, graphics performance, state-of-the-art cooling and ergonomics.

A sound mind in a sound body goes the saying. The magnificent chassis of the ipower X2.0 shows off its inner secrets including its components and build quality through a translucent siding with red LED trim lights. To satisfy the 30 per cent of PC gamers who say that design is one of the top selection criteria1, the Packard Bell design studio developed a sexy tower case that unites a black colour scheme with metal trim, transparent housing, gloss finish, bevelled angles and harmonious dimensions
(510 H x 217 l X 530 L).
“We’re very happy to present our newest gaming PC to the public for the first time at the Gaming World Cup. The ipower X2.0 was designed to meet the needs of all PC gamers, from
pro players to league competitors and hobbyists. With this launch, Packard Bell extends its commitment to the world of gaming, and we hope our participation will help expand this exciting market space,” says Emmanuel Fromont, Vice President Sales & Marketing at Packard Bell.

The latest PC games require better performance in terms of graphics, processors, memory and storage. This puts PCs to the test. Overheating is the number one enemy of high performance
gamers. It can be the source of system failures and slowdowns.
With the ipower X2.0, these problems literally dissipate. Thanks to the chassis design, the components can operate at their best at the right temperature. Three highly efficient and silent 120mm fans with intelligent power management generate optimal airflow. The disks are cooled using direct airflow, the graphics cards spaced apart and the cables run along the back of the chassis.

The Asetek liquid cooling system enables the ipower X2.0 to deliver maximum power with maximum safety. Factory sealed, this new liquid-cooling system gives the ipower X2.0 a low noise footprint and more efficient heat dispersion.

PC gamers dream of being able to modify their PC quickly
and easily. Thanks to its tool-less entry, the ipower X2.0 can be opened at the turn of a handle and locked using a special key. All the components can be changed easily and there is space for extra hard drives, cards and additional drives. A host of connectors located on the top of the tower make it easy to connect commonly used gaming peripherals. Stable and robust, the ipower X2.0 has two built-in handles for easy transportation to LAN parties.

The new ipower X2.0 is a concentrated dose of adrenalin that integrates the latest technologies. It comes equipped with the latest GPUs, including the GeForce 9800GX2, or the ATI Radeon HD4870. It is powered by the latest Intel Core 2 Quad or Intel Core 2 Extreme processors. The ipower X2.0 is available with 500GB to 3TB of storage capacity, a 21-in-1 card reader, ESATA
port, optional Blu-ray Disc drive, 7.1 HD audio system, hybrid TV tuner2 and a gaming keyboard and mouse.

The ipower X2.0 comes with the Packard Bell Premium Deluxe Pack of software, which includes many games: Konami PES 2008, EA Need For Speed ProStreet or Need for Speed Carbon and EA Crysis, etc…. The Pack also features Adobe Photoshop Elements 6, Norton Internet Security 2008 and Microsoft Works 9, not to mention online services such as Carbonite online backup, Google Earth, Picasa, Skype and Metaboli downloadable games.

The ipower X2.0 will be available in Europe at Christmas 2008. Prices will range from €999 to €1799 and over.

Source: Packard Bell
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16 Comments on Presenting: Packard Bell ipower X2.0 Gaming Desktop

packard bell is junk
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chron said:
packard bell is junk
not necessarily, the high spec gaming system contain quality components but the price for that is quite extortionate since they are sold through PC World but I do concur they low spec systems branded packard bell are quite low quality.
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Graphical Hacker
I thought the Packard Bell brand was dead... I still remember the fail of the computers they sold with the monitor attached to the computer... It was more of a boat anchor than an I-Mac.
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Creator Solaris Utility DVD
w0ot i remember my first....well...first family desktop was a packard bell. my first comp was b4 the family comp windows 3.1 ftw...anyway it ricked sox....but i thought HP bought them out?
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That pricing is bad enough to create protests in France.
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Solaris17 said:
w0ot i remember my first....well...first family desktop was a packard bell. my first comp was b4 the family comp windows 3.1 ftw...anyway it ricked sox....but i thought HP bought them out?
Lol! Yeah our first "State of the art" home computer was a Packard Bell as well. It had a whopping 50MB HD, when you turned it on from day one it would make a grinding noise for a few minutes, then if you smacked the case just right it would boot.

I too thought the Packard Bell name brand was appropriately dead.:confused:
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DaedalusHelios said:
That pricing is bad enough to create protests in France.
That was...wrong. cracked me up.
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Resident Grammar Amender
That looks so rank. On a completely useless note, my first PC was a Packard Bell.
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My first true desktop, meaning something I didn't build myself, was also a Packard Bell. It delighted me to no end to smash that POS to bits when the time finally came - it gave me nothing but problems & nightmares. The best thing about this is the G15 :D
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Bird of Prey
My first pc was an Zenith (AT&T type) 486DX2 66mhz Intel with 8 megs of ram and 540mb hdd :roll: my second pc I got from Rent A Center was a packard bell. I think HP took over for them in the US, but they still rule in the EU.
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Random Murderer
The Anti-Midas
packard hell is still kicking around? i thought they became hp years ago...
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Wow, my first PC was a Packard Bell. Got it at Office Depot when I was in 1st grade, and boy did it suck. Good to see they're still around and overcharging like the old days. :laugh:
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Resident Grammar Amender
My Packard Bell had EDO SIMMS, how old school is that?


I did however managed to overclock it from the default 166MHz to 200MHz by changing a jumper. I also removed the plastic fan grill so that it's run cooler.


The good ole days.
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good god yall still have to deal with packard bell over there, they gave up over here, heck a dell is better than a PB, the only thing they where good for here was an expensive paper weight or target practice
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Resident Grammar Amender

Even though I dislike PB computers, my PB lasted me 7 years but I guess that was due to the fact I couldn't afford a new PC. I've just gone onto my 4th PC, well I guess you could say 4th PC.
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