Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 16th Oct 2006 21:05 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems NEC confirmed that it was exiting the European PC market, announcing it had reached a deal to sell its Netherlands-based Packard Bell subsidiary to Chinese entrepreneur Lap Shun 'John' Hui. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Although a popular brand of computers in for a short period of time in the mid 1990s worldwide, Packard Bell quickly was eclipsed by competitors, mainly for a reputation of lackluster quality and poor customer support.
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Still give me cold shivers down my spine
by griffinme on Mon 16th Oct 2006 21:33 UTC
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I still get cold shivers down my spine when I go to a neighbor/friend's house and see that dreaded symbol. I know that some day they will come to me and ask that I please fix that POS.

I may dislike MS, Real, AOL, and Apple for some of their misdeeds, but I loathe Packard Bell. They come close to RIAA and MPAA status.

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ugh, i've had to work on my share of PBs.. I tend to just tell the people they are shot and to buy a new PC.

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I still remember those awful monitors that had speakers on the side of them. They looked terrible, and they never worked.

Urghhh. Some must have just walked over my grave......

Edited 2006-10-17 15:16

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