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Packard Bell EasyNote LM 17in laptop

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A 48Wh (4,400mAh) battery slots neatly into the chassis – a larger capacity battery would be nice, but it’s unlikely you’ll be taking this 3.3kg laptop on the road that much. With the 17.3in screen and Core i3 processor placing heavy demands on the battery, it’s no surprise that the EasyNote LM only managed 85 minutes in our PCMark Vantage loop test.

Packard Bell EasyNote LM

Budget desktop replacement, with a build quality to match

As for the competition, most other 17in Core i3 desktop replacements come in at around the same price. I did, however, spot HP’s 17in G72-110SA for £499 on the PC World website. This is almost identical to the EasyNote LM in terms of specs, so if you’re after a cheap desktop replacement it’s probably worth checking that one out as well – beware, though, it appears to only have 802.11b/g wireless.

Verdict

The EasyNote LM ticks all the right boxes in terms of a budget desktop replacement, but there were a few things that soured my experience with it. The dodgy screen hinge covers were disappointing, while the keyboard and touchpad buttons could have been better. I’d also like to see a higher resolution screen, but that would no doubt push the price up. Overall, it’s a fairly average desktop replacement, at a fairly average price. ®

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Packard Bell Easynote LM

Packard Bell EasyNote LM 17in laptop

Budget 17.3in desktop replacement with a Core i3-330M processor
Price: £579 RRP

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