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Packard Bell Imedia S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 772 reviews of Packard Bell Imedia S. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the design and price. The size and usability also get good opinions, but there are some critical opinions about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Packard Bell Imedia S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Packard Bell Imedia S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of Packard Bell Imedia S from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and size. The usability and price are also appreciated.

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90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Packard Bell iMedia S Desktop PC (Intel Pentium Dual Core G630 2.7GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, DVD, LAN, WLAN, Integrated Graphics, Windows 7 Home PremiumPackard Bell iMedia S Desktop PC (Intel Pentium Dual Core G630 2.7GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, DVD, LAN, WLAN, Integrated Graphics, Windows 7 Home Premium

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: Alan (currys.co.uk)

PACKARD BELL iMedia S 2984 Desktop PC

 

Easy to set up and operate

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: Alan (reevoo.com)

Packard Bell iMedia S 2984

 

Easy to set up and operate

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: Robert (reevoo.com)

Packard Bell iMedia S 2984

 

Fast, straightforward machine for ordinary, non graphics-intense work.

Only 4 USB connections; 5 or 6 would be better

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: Robert (currys.co.uk)

PACKARD BELL iMedia S 2984 Desktop PC

 

Fast, straightforward machine for ordinary, non graphics-intense work.

Only 4 USB connections; 5 or 6 would be better

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: Lloyd (reevoo.com)

Packard Bell iMedia S 2984

 

The set up instructions were very vague for a novice to follow,eg where to connect cables, also on and off switches were not obvious to find. I persevered and eventually set it up.

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: Lloyd (currys.co.uk)

PACKARD BELL iMedia S 2984 Desktop PC

 

The set up instructions were very vague for a novice to follow,eg where to connect cables, also on and off switches were not obvious to find. I persevered and eventually set it up.

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: Michelle (reevoo.com)

Packard Bell iMedia S 2984

 

Compact and value for money

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Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: Michelle (currys.co.uk)

PACKARD BELL iMedia S 2984 Desktop PC

 

Compact and value for money

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Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: Lorraine (reevoo.com)

Packard Bell iMedia S 2984

 

Would of been easy to set up if we had known that we did not need all the leads in the bundle.

Far too many leads which you do not need

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: Lorraine (currys.co.uk)

PACKARD BELL iMedia S 2984 Desktop PC

 

Would of been easy to set up if we had known that we did not need all the leads in the bundle.

Far too many leads which you do not need

Jun, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes

Certificates

Certification:CE, CB / PC 2001, CE, CB, GS (Alemania), cUL, Nemko, TUV(GS) / PC 2001, CE, CB, GS (Germany), cUL, Nemko, TUV(GS) / PC 2001, CE, CB, GS, cUL, NEMKO, TUV(GS) / PC 2001, CE, FCC, CB / PC 2001, CE, FCC, CB, BSMI / Spotify™, Evernote®, Nero® 10 BackitUp & Burn solution 1, Norton™ Internet Security (60-day trial), Nero 10 essentials NL, Packard Bell Recovery Management, CyberLink® PowerDVD™, Skype™ / THIS, CB, GS, Nemko, TUV (GS) / THIS, FCC, CB
Energy Star certified: Yes
RoHS compliance:No / Y / Yes

Design

Chassis type:Desktop / Midi Tower / Mini Tower / SFF / Tower / USFF
Color of product:Black
Number of 3.5" bays:1
Number of 5.25" bays:1
Placement supported:Vertical
Water cooling system:N

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Detachable display:N
Display Diagonal:19.5
Display Resolution:1600 x 900
HD type:HD+
LED backlight: Yes
Screen shape:Flat
Tilt angle:10 - 30
Tilt angle range:10 - 30
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

Power supply:220 / 65

Expansion Slots

Mini PCI Express slots:1
PCI Express x1 slots:1
PCI Express x16 slots:1

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1024 / 2048
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 7350 / AMD Radeon HD 8470 / No / Not available / NVIDIA GeForce GT 620
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum graphics adapter memory:2.048
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 8
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
Number of execution units:12
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:320 / 350 / 650 / 688 / 850
On-board graphics adapter burst frequency:600 / 640 / 700 / 896
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1 / 11.2 / Y
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050 / 1100 / 1150 / 700 / 854 / 896
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon HD 7000 / AMD Radeon HD 8000 / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x102 / 0x152
On-board graphics adapter memory:0.5
On-board graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 7310 / AMD Radeon HD 7340 / AMD Radeon HD 8240 / AMD Radeon HD 8330 / AMD Radeon HD 8400 / Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 2000 / Intel HD Graphics 2500 / Intel® HD Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics 400

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1333 / 1600
Memory layout:1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 2 / 2 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 2 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:2x DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM

Networking

Bluetooth:No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 LE
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wi-Fi:N / No / Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / DVD±RW
Optical drives quantity:1

Other Features

Cooling type:Active
Graphics adapter family:AMD / Intel
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
On-board graphics adapter: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Bundled software:Norton Internet Security - 30 days trial / WildTangent\nPowerDVD10\nCyberlink\nMediaEspresso\nNorton Internet Security 2012\nNorton Online Backup\nPackard Bell Identity Card\nPackard Bell Live Update\nPackard Bell Power Management\nPackard Bell Recovery\nManagement\nHotkey Utility\nNero Back-It-Up\nNero Essentials\nSoluto\nContent & web links\neBay shortcut\nLOVEFiLM web link\nNetflix web
Cables included:AC
Display included:N / No
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard supplied:No / Y / Yes
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY
Manual:Y / Yes
Mouse included:No / Y / Yes
Power cord included: Yes

Packaging Data

Package weight:22

Performance

Audio output channels:5.1
Audio system:HD / HD Audio
Chipset:AMD A45 / AMD A68 / Intel H61 / Intel H61 Express / Intel H81
Motherboard chipset:AMD A45 / AMD A68 / Intel H61 / Intel H61 Express / Intel H81
Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack:No / Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:2
DVI port:N / No / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1 / 2
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in:Y / Yes
Line-out:Y / Yes
Microphone in:No / Y / Yes
Mini PCI Express slots:1
Number of SATA III connectors:2
PCI Express x16 slots:1
PS/2 ports quantity:2
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
Total number of SATA connectors:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 4 / 6 / 8
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

Autonomy mode:N
Power supply:220 / 65

Processor

64-bit computing: Yes
Bus type:DMI / QPI
Conflict Free processor:N / Y
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):28 / 29 / 30 / 33 / 34
ECC supported by processor:N / Y
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:N
L2 cache:1
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32 / 8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16 / 4
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):17 / 21 / 21.3 / 25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:2 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066 / 1066,1333 / 1333 / 1333,1600 / 1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 1066/1333 / DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Number of processors installed:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1 / 1x4 / 1x4, 4x1 / 1x4,4x1
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor:A4-5000 / E1-1200 / E1-1500 / E1-2500 / E2-1800 / E2-6110 / G2020 / G3220 / G640 / G645 / i3-2120 / i3-2130 / i3-3220 / i3-3240 / i5-3330 / J1900 / J2900 / N3050
Processor boost frequency:2.08 / 2.16 / 2.42 / 2.48 / 2.66 / 3.2
Processor cache:0.512 / 1 / 2 / 3 / 6
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / Smart Cache
Processor code:SR1SC
Processor codename:Bay Trail / Braswell / Haswell / Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / AMD A / AMD E / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Pentium G / Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Pentium® / Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core
Processor frequency:1.4 / 1.48 / 1.5 / 1.6 / 1.7 / 2 / 2.41 / 2.8 / 2.9 / 3 / 3.3 / 3.4
Processor lithography:14 / 22 / 28 / 32
Processor model:A4-5000 / E1-1200 / E1-1500 / E1-2500 / E2-1800 / E2-6110 / G2020 / G3220 / G640 / G645 / i3-2120 / i3-2130 / i3-3220 / i3-3240 / i5-3330 / J1900 / J2900 / J3060 / N3050 / N3150
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron N3000 series / Intel Celeron Processor J1000 series for Desktop / Intel Core i3-2100 Desktop series / Intel Core i3-3200 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-3300 Desktop series / Intel Pentium G2000 series for Desktop / Intel Pentium G3000 series for Desktop / Intel Pentium G600 series for Desktop / Intel Pentium J2000 series for Desktop
Processor socket:BGA 1170 / BGA1170 / Socket AM2+ / Socket FT1 BGA / Socket FT3 / Socket H2 (LGA 1155) / Socket H3 (LGA 1150)
Processor threads:2 / 4
Scenario Design Power (SDP):4
Stepping:B3 / C0 / P0 / Q0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Tcase:65.3 / 67.4 / 69.1 / 72
Thermal Design Power (TDP):10 / 54, 53 / 55 / 6 / 65 / 77
Tjunction:105 / 90

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No / Y / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:No / Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology:No / Yes
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:N / No
Intel Secure Boot:Y
Intel Secure Boot Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key Technology version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:0.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:N / No
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:0.00
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology version:0.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No
Intel TSX-NI:N
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / Y
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N / Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / Y
Intel® Insider™:N / No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y
Intel® OS Guard:N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:N / No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor ARK ID:53426 / 53428 / 53486 / 65509 / 65690 / 65693 / 69116 / 71070 / 77773 / 78867 / 78868 / 87257 / 87258 / 91534
Processor code:SR059 / SR05W / SR0RS / SR10H / SR1CG / SR1SB / SR1SC / SR29F / SR29H
Processor package size:25 / 25 x 27 / 37.5 / 37.5 x 37.5
Scalability:1S
Supported instruction sets:AVX / AVX, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:No / Y / Yes
Thermal solution specification:2011C / 2011D / PCG 2013C
UART:Y

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 10 Home / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 8 / Windows 8.1
Trial software:Microsoft Office / Microsoft Office, Anti-Virus / Norton® Internet Security 2012

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / MMC, MS PRO, Memory Stick (MS), SD / MMC, SD, SDHC / SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 2000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:3.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
Number of storage drives supported:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 2000 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.3 / 12.7 / 13.9 / 14.2 / 14.4 / 14.5 / 14.6 / 14.9 / 19.5
Height:10.1 / 10.4 / 10.5 / 10.6 / 11 / 11.1 / 11.2 / 13.8 / 9.45
Package weight:22
Weight:11 / 11.2 / 13.2 / 17.8 / 22 / 24.3 / 9.92
Width:3.94 / 6.89 / 7.48