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Packard Bell Dot S2 - Intel Atom

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77

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Based on 14 expert reviews
  • Excellent:
    3
  • Good:
    6
  • Average:
    2
  • Bad:
    3

Expert reviews and ratings

By PC Pro on 83

Not the best battery life, but the dot S2 boasts good ergonomics, a great screen and includes valuable extras...

By Tbreak.com on 70

One of the better netbooks out there with good looks and functionality. If you have been out shopping for a netbook, you might’ve wondered why almost every single netbook that you come across has almost identical specs. An Atom based CPU with 1GB...

By RegHardware on 75

Although the dot S2 is frighteningly similar to the Acer 532h, there are a few differences. The touchpad is an improvement and the extra bundled software a welcome bonus, while it also manages to out perform the Acer-branded version in terms of...

By DigitalVersus on 80

The screen Unfortunately Packard Bell has succumbed: a glossy panel. This inevitably results in lots of reflections in bright environments (outside, overhead neons etc)! The 10.1 inch screen has a standard definition of 1024 x 600 pixels. We would...

By TechRadar on 90

The Packard Bell Dot S2 is a stylish and highly portable 10.1-inch netbook with some unique features. Available in a choice of red, black and white, the compact 1.2kg chassis looks great. With its gun-metal interior, black keyboard and subtle blue...

By NotebookCheck on 86

The Packard Bell Dot s2 retrieves many of the points that a netbook can seize nowadays. The solid case, the long battery life of 5 to 8 hours and the pleasant soundscape is worth mentioning. The input devices aren't perfect, as their keys are very...

By Expert Reviews on 100

A beautifully designed, well-built netbook with an excellent keyboard, decent battery life and some useful extras....

By Trusted Reviews on 70

In the previous generation netbook race Acer’s entrants, such as the , sold like hotcakes. When the company purchased the Packard Bell brand, it reproduced its successful design under the new brand and called its effort the Dot S. Now Intel has...

By GadgetSpeak on 76

Who would have thought when the first mini low-powered notebook made an appearance that we would soon be faced by an influx of netbooks such as a new offering from Packard Bell (now part of the Acer family)....

By Channel Pro on

Not the best battery life, but the dot S2 boasts good ergonomics, a great screen and includes valuable extras. Packard Bell's dot s2 might not have some of the big-brand cachet of some of its rivals, but it makes a striking entrance. Glossy white...

By IT Reviews on

The dot S2 is a useful, light portable, with a well-balanced specification and enough style and ergonomic tweaks to separate it from the crowd. Acer, which now owns Packard Bell, is successfully keeping both brands alive and running in parallel, so...

By What Laptop TechRadar on

Since being acquired by Acer in 2008, Packard Bell has released a range of netbooks at varying sizes and specifications. The Packard Bell Dot S2 (£300 inc. VAT) is the latest addition and is a stylish and highly portable 10.1-inch machine with some...

International Review By PCMweb on 60

Als u zich niet stoort aan de meegeleverde software, dan hebt u aan de Packard Bell Dot S2 wel een uitstekende...

International Review By 01Net on 60

Nouvelle rentrée, nouveaux netbooks pour Packard Bell. Les Dot font peau neuve - dans le sens strict du terme - puisque le châssis prend quelques couleurs pour égayer ses plastiques. La configuration est tout à fait standard, nous...

International Review By BitCity on 76

Caratterizzato da un'estetica ricercata ed elegante, Dot S2 è un netbook che si rivolge ad un'utenza che non rinuncia allo stile. Disponibile nei colori bianco, nero e rosso, Dot S2 riprende il design caratteristico dei netbook e notebook...

International Review By Les Numériques on 80

Le Packard Bell dot s2 est un netbook sans surprise mais agréable à utiliser. Il intéressera celles et ceux qui veulent rester à Windows XP, sans pour autant choisir un vieux modèle. Le dot s2 offre ainsi une belle autonomie et...

International Review By 01Net on 60

Packard Bell lance le successeur du netbook Dot s. Le Dot s2 exploite la nouvelle plate-forme PineTrail d’Intel et donc le processeur Atom N450, qui intègre un nouveau circuit graphique, le GMA 3150. Les autres atouts de ce miniportable sont...

International Review By ITespresso.es on

Un netbook con gran autonomía y diseño cuidado que también sorprende por su rendimiento.PublicidadPackard Bell introdujo hace unos meses este Dot S2, que nace, por una parte, como una versión benjamina del modelo Dot m/u y, por otra,...

International Review By Hardware Upgrade on

I netbook non sono una moda passeggera: può piacere o meno ma si tratta di un fatto ormai assodato. Sin dalla loro apparizione sul mercato, che ha visto il colosso taiwanese Asus fare da apripista con il suo Eee PC 700 ad una miriade di soluzioni più...

International Review By Pc Tuner on

Anche con questo dispositivo Packard Bell conferma l’ottimo periodo dell’azienda, che ha avviato da un po’ una campagna a 360° per rilanciare il proprio brand sul mercato, ripensando sia la comunicazione della propria immagine che,...