Written on: 17/11/2012 by jonsay (2 reviews written)
This is by far the most reliable laptop I have owned. I know its impossible to buy one now but that is a shame. I thought the harddrive would have given up the ghost years ago but it is still rock solid even if it is only 32GBytes in size. It hasn`t been without its problems as nothing is. The casing around my screen is cracked and missing pieces where the hinges are. The DVDRW drive stopped working for a while until I unscrewed it, took it out and then re-installed it. I haven`t had any... (read more)
Written on: 30/08/2008
Too expensive, for what it delivers (overall). But then I did buy mine S/H, so cant complain.
No gripes about the OS, (XP Pro) anyone with a problem with the OS should format the drive & start again. I Did.
Personally, I'll stick with my desktops thanks! (read more)
Written on: 22/01/2006 by daylightrobbery (1 review written)
The Packard Bell Easynote K5285 must be one of the worse laptop models Packard Bell have churned out!
I was suckered by PC World into parting with £1200 for this inferior machine with a short operating life. I have had the machine 15 months, and although it has not been abused it is now useless... The worst investment I have ever made. (read more)
Written on: 13/02/2005 by John Lister (1 review written)
At the time of purchasing the Packard Bell Easynote K5285 I resisted considerable pressure from PC World to take out extended warranty - I always do.
After 14 months I was unable to boot up the laptop and sought advice from PC World (the vendor) at Exeter - without success. I sought professional assistance. We were advised that the problem was likely to be minor and that re-installing Windows XP would resolve the problem. However, the DVDRW drive was found to be defective. Again we... (read more)