Packard Bell EasyNote TSX66 review

Intel Core i7 15.6-inch power portable

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Packard bell easynote tsx66

One of Intel's most powerful mobile processors, the quad-core Core i7 2630QM, runs the Packard Bell EasyNote TSX66 at an incredible rate. Hyperthreading support means it can handle up to eight threads at once, and it runs at a nippy 2GHz.

We've seen Sandy Bridge Core i7s in a few laptops now, and performance has always been excellent. The Acer Aspire 5750G recently sported the same chip and pumped out a MobileMark score of 256, while Apple's 15-inch MacBook Pro managed an impressive 307.

Battery life: 273 mins
MobileMark 2007: 333
3DMark 2003: 10011

However, the EasyNote TSX66 outdid them both, with a ridiculous score of 333. This is the highest result we've had, as far as memory serves, and illustrates just how much power to expect from this machine.

Backed up by 6GB of DDR3 RAM, you can comfortably run any number of applications without any sign of slowdown. If you like to do a million things at once, such as browsing the net while listening to music and fiddling around with various applications, the Packard Bell EasyNote TSX66 can handle it.

We ran intensive design suites without suffering grind, although the lack of dedicated graphics does limit multimedia ability. You can still play some of the latest games at an impressive frame rate, but you'll have to turn down detail levels on some of the more resource-pounding titles.

Despite the powerful components, we still dragged four and a half hours of life from the EasyNote TSX66's battery before it died. This is excellent for a Sandy Bridge Core i7 laptop, although the Acer Aspire 5750G narrowly beats it, with 286 minutes from a single charge.

Tech Specs

Product TypeNotebook
Hard Drive Capacity750 GB
Processor ManufacturerIntel
Graphics Controller ManufacturerIntel
Graphics Controller ModelHD 3000
Wireless LANYes
Optical Drive TypeDVD-Writer
Graphics Memory AccessibilityShared
Backlight TechnologyLED
Product FamilyEasyNote TSX66HR
Operating System Architecture64-bit
Processor Modeli7-2630QM
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium
Brand NamePackard Bell
Processor Speed2 GHz
Processor TypeCore i7
Screen Size39.6 cm (15.6")
Number of Cells6-cell
Standard Memory6 GB
Cache6 MB
Processor CoreQuad-core (4 Core)
64-bit ProcessingYes
Optical Media SupportedDVD-RAM/±R/±RW
Display Screen TypeActive Matrix TFT Colour LCD
Wireless LAN StandardIEEE 802.11b/g/n
Memory StandardDDR3-1066/PC3-8500
Height33.2 mm
Screen ModeWXGA
Memory TechnologyDDR3 SDRAM
Product SeriesTSX66HR
ManufacturerAcer, Inc
Product ModelENTSX66HR-2636G75Mns
Product NameEasyNote ENTSX66HR-2636G75Mns Notebook
Product LineEasyNote
Manufacturer Part NumberLX.BWP02.001
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

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Battery ChemistryLithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Package Contents
  • EasyNote ENTSX66HR-2636G75Mns Notebook
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter