Best Linux Laptop

Jeff Jibson jeff.jibson at
Tue Jan 8 09:07:51 MST 2013

Acer owns them now.  I think they only use that name in Europe.

Before moving back to Utah, 22 years ago, I worked at a computer store that
was an authorized service center for Packard Bell.  They refused to pay for
most of it so we dropped them.  I am guessing they did that to many others.

On Mon, Jan 7, 2013 at 12:17 PM, Joseph Hall <perlhoser at> wrote:

> On Mon, Jan 7, 2013 at 12:12 PM, Steve Alligood <steve at>
> wrote:
> > back in the day, Sears sold these and Compaq computers, with a 4%
> commission on the Compaq and a 12% commission on the Packard Bell.  Of
> course, Compaq had a 5% return rate, while Packard Bell had a 25% return
> rate.
> >
> > There were good reasons why they left the US market in 2000.
> There are definitely good reasons why PB left the market, and I for
> one don't miss them. But I have heard numerous reports that the few
> notebooks that they released were generally really solid.
> Unfortunately, they weren't really in the notebook market. Let's all
> just be glad they never entered the server market.
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