The Packard Bell EasyNote LM85-GU-494 is a notebook entry-format 17.3-inch sold for less than 500 euros. It is based on the Intel platform Calpella with good storage space, a processor Arrandale Pentium Dual Core and the Intel GMA integrated graphics HD.

Its Pentium Dual Core P6200 is slightly less swift multi-tasking than his big brothers, the Intel Core i3/i5/i7, which is due to the lack of hyperthreading. Only advanced users will be penalized, however, especially with 4GB of RAM, it will still honorable performance. The Intel GMA integrated graphics HD will decode HD video, but before Butera 3D games too new / greedy. In all cases it will not be demanding about the level of graphic detail, nor the definition of the image.

Its screen displays 1600 900 pixels, the current standard on 17.3 ". The coating is shiny, and 16 / 9 format should appeal to video enthusiasts. The hard drive provides good storage space of 640 GB. His connections are correct: there is no Wi-Fi, 3 USB 2.0 ports and HDMI and VGA. However, no USB 3.0, e-SATA, ExpressCard or Bluetooth module. Considering the price, we will be content.