Packard Bell EasyNote TSX66 review

Intel Core i7 15.6-inch power portable

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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.

We liked

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.

We disliked

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.

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