The first of the new Packard Bell products have emerged since PC vendor Acer acquired the brand in 2007.
The range is apparently targeted at those who don’t have an encyclopaedic knowledge of IT, but use a PC often.
While retaining the ‘i’ prefix for many of the products, such as the iMedia and iXtreme, new sub-brands such as EasyNote for its laptops, Dot for its netbooks and Maestro for its monitors have also emerged.
Dot has two devices launching: the S, which has a 10.1-inch screen, and the M, which has an 11.6-inch screen. Both feature multi-gesture touchpads, Wi-Fi, optional Bluetooth, optional 3G wireless, a VGA webcam and Dolby headphones included as standard.
The EasyNote Butterfly is aimed at the ultra-mobile segment, is less than one-inch thick and weighs 500g less than a standard laptop.
The TR series is targeted at the designer market, with a glossy cover, matt interior, silver coloured touchpad and ramp speaker. It comes with a 15.6- inch screen and features Dolby’s Sound Room technology.
Lastly, its NJ, TJ and LJ series are one and the same, with the different names referring to screen sizes. The NJ is the 14-inch model, the LJ the 15.6- inch model and the LJ is 17.3-inches.