We review the Packard Bell Butterfly laptop

There are definitely positives and negatives to be found in the current saturation of the laptop market. On the plus side, with more laptops than ever the competition is high, which can only be good for the consumer. Those willing to put in a bit more time to research the various laptops on offer can find themselves some really top notch bargains among the throngs of machines vying for their attention. While on the down side, with so many out there it can be hard to cut through the poorer offerings to find the real quality available.

Fortunately, we're here to help you find the best laptops for your money, and this week we're taking a look at the Packard Bell Butterfly laptop, a sexy little number with great battery life and more than enough power to keep you connected while on the move.

It comes as standard with Windows 7 Home Premium which is a real step up from the previous Microsoft offering, Windows Vista. Unlike its predecessor, Windows 7 has been optimised for use on portable machines, and doesn't hog resources in the same way, freeing the system up for you to make good use of it!

The processor is an Intel Pentium SY4100 which runs at 1.3GHz. It's definitely not the fastest thing on the market, but given the price of the laptop that's definitely understandable. On the positive side of things, the fact that the processor is relatively underpowered compared to many of its contemporaries means that the battery life in this 15.6" laptop is vastly superior to most, offering you up to six and a half hours of use from a single charge.

The package is rounded off with an impressive 4GB of RAM and a 320GB hard drive, as well as all the usual things you'd expect from a laptop including DVD rewriter, media card reader, three USB ports, HDMI output and built in wireless and webcam.

For the price, you'll struggle to find anything close to this laptop, so we can't help but recommend it to you!


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