Packard Bell's EasyNote TSX66 has a distinctive style and impresses with its powerful specs, but is sold on its comfort and convenience. With one of the most powerful mobile processors on board, we had high hopes that performance would match usability, making this an excellent all-rounder.
Scoring one of the highest marks we've seen in our benchmarking tests, the EasyNote TSX66 is crazy powerful. Imagine if Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sly Stallone and Dolph Lundgren got together and had a terrifying love child. Their offspring would have its backside handed to it by this laptop.
Packard Bell laptops are always comfortable to use, and the EasyNote TSX66 is no exception. The isolation-style keyboard is well sized, the touchpad is responsive and the 15.6-inch screen is bright and colourful, with good viewing angles.
It's also user-friendly, with some decent software for beginners and tons of storage space. And while it isn't the most portable laptop we've seen lately, you still get an impressive four and a half hours of battery life on the go.
Although the EasyNote TSX66's chassis looks pretty, it is a little weak in areas. Nothing serious, but we expected Packard Bell's usual high build quality.
We understand that you get incredible performance for this price point, but it's a shame there's no dedicated graphics unit. The Sandy Bridge CPU copes admirably with image rendering, giving you enough grunt to run design suites, edit your video and play some games on low detail, but a proper graphics card would've made this a great portable gaming machine.
If you need a laptop that'll last you a number of years, this is a fantastic and affordable option. The Packard Bell EasyNote TSX66 looks good, packs plenty of punch and definitely offers the kind of comfort we expect from Packard Bell.