Very few brands can claim to have witnessed, let alone contributed, to the three major revolutions – radio, TV and PC – in home entertainment of the past 80 years. Packard Bell is one of the rare ones. The brand was born in 1926. In the 1920s and 1930s when radio was all the rage, Packard Bell emerged as a popular brand of console radios with a reputation for elegant design. The first Packard Bell television sets were launched in 1948, just as the TV revolution was sweeping the world.
Visionary market maker
In 1986, Packard Bell began designing and marketing personal computers to a previously untapped market segment: home users. Our goal was to design affordable, high-quality, easy-to-use computers, and market them through traditional retail channels.
As simple as this may seem today, the idea was revolutionary at the time. Packard Bell pioneered the use of the PC in the home, transforming an unfriendly but useful office tool into a friendly, indispensable feature of today's modern home.
Packard Bell also made significant inroads into the Consumer Electronics markets with the successful introduction of DVD players, PVRs, MP3 players, GPS and Storage products.
Our success in the Home PC market is due in large part to our efforts to make personal computers friendlier. We were the first PC maker to color code the computer's cables, which made setup much easier.
In addition to innovative features, we have likewise developed some very innovative machines. For example, consumers are demanding out-of-the-ordinary PCs that offer uncompromising power in a space-saving, attractive format--and that are easy to use.
This led us to develop a new generation of small-footprint models, such as the imax. Our designers and engineers are also working hard on enhancing the on-the go experience for mobile users. By focusing on usage, they are able to create notebooks that complement our lifestyles: from the trendy 15.6-inch notebook with true widescreen display ideal for the best outdoor film experience to the slim and light 8.9-inch netbook ideal for socializing.
The Packard Bell Experience
High-tech products are such a part of our lives that we appropriate them. That’s why our products offer an unmistakable look and feel that lets you express who you really are.
Packard Bell products are designed to procure a maximum amount of enjoyment, no matter the task. They also help users get the most out of the latest computer-based activities.
In 2008 Packard Bell continues to evolve the design, innovation, ease of use and affordability that have been the brand hallmarks for over 80 years.
Today, Packard Bell is a major vendor in Europe expanding rapidly into Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America.
Its unique relationship with leading retailers makes it possible and easy for customers to buy a trusted brand from their nearest store.
In 2008, Packard Bell was acquired by Taiwan-based Acer Inc. and the combined entities now comprise the third-largest PC Company in the world.
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