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Packard Bell Imedia S2870

Packard Bell Imedia S2870
alaScore 85

80 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 80 reviews of Packard Bell Imedia S2870. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviews about the design and price are overall positive. The size and usability are also appreciated.

usability, size, price, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Packard Bell Imedia S2870 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Packard Bell iMedia S2870 DT.U7HEK.041

 

It starts up quickly, and is fast for the things I need to do. I like the fact that you can choose to have the windows apps or have the desktop view,which is what I had previously.

Only bad thing was that before I could update from windows 8 to windows 8.1, I had to download 110 updates first! Then it crashed half way through,and reverted to what it was previously.So I had to do it all again.

Sep, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Packard Bell IMedia S2870 DT.U7HEK.041

 

It starts up quickly, and is fast for the things I need to do ; I like the fact that you can choose to have the windows apps or have the desktop view,which is what I had previously

Only bad thing was that before I could update from windows 8 to windows 8.1, I had to download 110 updates first ; Then it crashed half way through,and reverted to what it was previously.So I had to do it all again

Aug, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Packard Bell iMedia S2870 DT.U7HEK.041

 

as reviewed below

none

May, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Packard Bell iMedia S2870

 

Brilliant machine that you'd not know was refurbished.

Apr, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Packard Bell iMedia S2870

 

Like new with all software installed.

Apr, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Packard Bell iMedia S2870

 

Very quiet in operation and so easy to use. The kids found their way around it in no time and with very little guidance. ...Wife, another matter but we won't talk about that :-)

None really so far.

Apr, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Packard Bell iMedia S2870 DT.U7HEK.041

 

Nice and compact and looks brand new

Windows 8 is horrible (not the computers fault though...)

Apr, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Packard Bell iMedia S2870

 

The specifications looked good value

I was unable to use it because the connection with the monitor did not work. I had to return it without being able to use it. I also noted that there were no written instructions or guidance with it.

Mar, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Packard Bell iMedia S2870

 

Excellent PC great spec for the money and the upgrade form previous XP machine has transformed my computing experience. Everything gets done in an instant form start up to large file transfers

None that I have identified yet after 4 weeks

Mar, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Packard Bell iMedia S2870

 

Major problems getting windows 8 to update at all. currently machine unusable as it wants to update but cannot.

Mar, 2014

Product Specifications

Certificates

Certification:CE, FCC, CB / PC 2001, CE, FCC, CB, BSMI

Design

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

Energy Management

Power supply:220

Expansion Slots

PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slots:1
PCI Express x1 slots:1
PCI Express x16 (Gen 2.x) slots:1
PCI Express x16 slots:1

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1 / 1024
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 7350 / No / Not available / NVIDIA GeForce 605 / NVIDIA GeForce GT 620
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650 / 850
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 1100
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x102 / 0x152
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 2000 / Intel HD Graphics 2500 / Intel® HD Graphics

Memory

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

Networking

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

Optical Drive

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

Other Features

Built-in camera: No
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Cooling type:Active
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:AMD, Intel
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Mac compatibility: No
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Number of loudspeakers:1
Number of Speakers:1
Package dimensions (WxDxH):7.87 x 19.7 x 13.8
Platform:PC
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Speakers: Yes
TV tuner integrated: No

Packaging Content

Bundled software:WildTangent\nCyberlink PowerDVD10\nCyberlink MediaEspresso\nNorton Internet Security 2012\nPackard Bell Identity Card\nPackard Bell Live Update\nPackard Bell Recovery Management\nPackard Bell Power Management\nHotkey Utility\nNero Back-It-Up\nNero Essentials\nPackard Bell Accessory Store\neBay shortcut\nLovefilm web link\nNetflix web link\nSpotify\nPackard Bell Explorer\nEvernote\nSkitch\nSkype\nKindle\nNews Xpresso\nTxtr\nIvi.ru\nNetflix\n7Digital\nSpotify\nTuneIn\neCommerce\neBay\nAdera\nCut The Rope\nMahjong\nMinesweeper\nPinball FX2\nShark Dash\nSolitaire\nTap Tiles\nTreasures of Montezuma III\nWildTangent\nWordament\nChaCha\niCookbook\nWeatherBug\nStumbleUpon
Cables included:AC
Display included:N / No
Drivers included: Yes
Handheld remote control: No
Keyboard supplied:Y / Yes
Mouse included:Y / Yes

Packaging Data

Package weight:20.3

Performance

Audio output channels:5.1
Audio system:HD / Realtek ALC662VC
Chipset:Intel H61 / Intel H61 Express
Motherboard chipset:Intel H61 / Intel H61 Express
Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
DVI port:N / No / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1 / 2
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in:Y / Yes
Line-out:Y / Yes
Microphone in:Y / Yes
PS/2 ports quantity:2
S/PDIF out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:6 / 8
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

Power supply:220

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor:N / Y
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):26 / 27 / 28 / 29 / 31 / 33 / 34
ECC supported by processor:N / Y
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):17 / 21 / 25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066 / 1066,1333 / 1333 / 1333,1600 / 1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Number of processors installed:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,2x8 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor:G1610 / G1620 / G550 / G640 / i3-2100 / i3-3220 / i3-3240 / i5-3340
Processor boost frequency:3.3
Processor cache:2 / 3 / 6
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / Intel Celeron G / Intel Core i3-2xxx / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Core i5-3xxx / Intel Pentium G / Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:2.6 / 2.7 / 2.8 / 2.9 / 3.1 / 3.3 / 3.4
Processor lithography:22 / 32
Processor model:G1610 / G1620 / G550 / G640 / G645 / i3-2100 / i3-3220 / i3-3240 / i5-3340
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Celeron Processor G1000 series for Desktop / Intel Celeron Processor G500 series for Desktop / Intel Core i3-2100 Desktop series / Intel Core i3-3200 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-3300 Desktop series / Intel Pentium G600 series for Desktop
Processor socket:LGA 1155 (Socket H2) / Socket H2 (LGA 1155)
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:E1 / P0 / Q0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Tcase:65.3 / 67.4 / 69.1
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35, 65 / 55 / 65 / 77

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N / Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No / Y / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Y / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Y / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
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):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
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
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / Y
Intel® Insider™:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:N / 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: 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
Processor ARK ID:53418 / 53422 / 53486 / 65690 / 65693 / 69116 / 71072 / 71073 / 76342
Processor code:SR059 / SR0RS / SR10K / SR10L
Processor package size:37.5
Scalability:1S
Supported instruction sets:AVX / AVX, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / SSE4.1/4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
Thermal solution specification:2011C / PCG 2011C / PCG 2011D

Software

Bundled software:WildTangent\nCyberlink PowerDVD10\nCyberlink MediaEspresso\nNorton Internet Security 2012\nPackard Bell Identity Card\nPackard Bell Live Update\nPackard Bell Recovery Management\nPackard Bell Power Management\nHotkey Utility\nNero Back-It-Up\nNero Essentials\nPackard Bell Accessory Store\neBay shortcut\nLovefilm web link\nNetflix web link\nSpotify\nPackard Bell Explorer\nEvernote\nSkitch\nSkype\nKindle\nNews Xpresso\nTxtr\nIvi.ru\nNetflix\n7Digital\nSpotify\nTuneIn\neCommerce\neBay\nAdera\nCut The Rope\nMahjong\nMinesweeper\nPinball FX2\nShark Dash\nSolitaire\nTap Tiles\nTreasures of Montezuma III\nWildTangent\nWordament\nChaCha\niCookbook\nWeatherBug\nStumbleUpon
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 8
Trial software:Microsoft Office 2010

Storage

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:14.2 / 14.9
Height:10.4 / 11.1
Package weight:20.3
Weight:11 / 24.3
Width:3.94