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Packard Bell Imedia B2218

Packard Bell Imedia B2218
alaScore 78

31 reviews

May, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 reviews of Packard Bell Imedia B2218. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People are impressed by the design. The price is also mentioned favorably, but many are negative about the size and reliability.

usability, price, design

reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Packard Bell Imedia B2218 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Packard Bell iMedia B2218


Easy to use, and fast

Only the trial version of ms word. Window Vista Basic.

Apr, 2010

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excellent price

3 days of updating vista

Feb, 2010

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Cheap box with decent software installed BUT>>>>>>>>>>

Not really adequate to run Vista. I had to spend an extra £100 to get it sorted with more memory and configuration.

Jan, 2010

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Packard Bell iMedia B2218


Much quieter and faster than my old machine, easy to open.

There's only 1 space for a hard drive without resorting to converting one of the larger bays to fit one.

Nov, 2009

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Packard Bell iMedia B2218


Came pre installed with all software

did not have any reboot or system cds

Nov, 2009

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Packard Bell iMedia B2218


its ok but does not give any back up disks (windows vista Etc)


Nov, 2009

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Packard Bell iMedia B2218


Straightforward, basic system just what I wanted for home use. Very good price.

Not found any yet

Nov, 2009

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Packard Bell iMedia B2218


hi realy like it its good value for money

the only bad point is its vista it runs to slow

Nov, 2009

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Ease of use, Vista a lot better than i had heard.

Nero not working (although i don't really use it)

Oct, 2009

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very quiet, fast access to internet, looks great,


Oct, 2009

Product Specifications

While the notebook's market continues to grow, also driven by the netbook's phenomenon, the desktop PC remains the most cost-effective solution when it comes to performance, storage and expandability. The desktop remains the main computer in one's home, normally installed in the bedroom or in the living room. The Packard Bell imedia was designed for users looking for a fully featured and cost effective PC, in a compact and upscale design, in accordance to its positioning addressing the "Trend & Lifestyle" consumers. The fashionable design of the Packard Bell imedia combines a sleek glossy black chassis with matt accents and soft curves highlighted by a glowing blue power on/off button. It is 60% smaller than a standard desktop chassis, for space saving but still offers the same power and features as a full-size desktop. Packard Bell brand means both attention to design and style while not sacrificing performances. The model of the Packard Bell imedia desktop line is powered by an Intel Celeron processor and offers spacious DDR2 memory. It is featured spacious hard disc drive. Peripheral connectivity is made easy thanks to 6 USB 2.0 connectors. Multimedia performance is driven by NVIDIA GeForce graphics, supporting Microsoft DirectX 10. For enhanced user experience, the Packard Bell imedia comes standard with a keyboard full of multimedia keys (play, pause, forward and backward) and with a circular-motion scrolling volume control key. User-centric media ports, smartly front-mounted, give an easy access to multimedia functionalities such as transferring your precious files from a memory card to the imedia hard disc drive. A convenient storage deck, on the top, allows users to plug in external devices and place personal items on it, such as MP3 players, digital cameras that you can safely put right next to the top connection ports. A smart cable management system enables to hide the tangle of USB cables that can be connected to your PC, just having the wires rolled around the embedded hook for a neat and clean cable aspect.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Tower

Cache Memory

Installed Size:512KB
Per Processor Size:512KB

Display (Projector)



Manufacturer:Packard Bell
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Packard Bell iMedia


Chipset Type:NVIDIA GeForce 7050
Data Bus Speed:800MHz


Type: None


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Home Basic
Family:Windows Vista
Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2GHz
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:E1400


Installed Size:1GB
Max Supported Size:8GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller (2nd)


Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-300

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:160GB
Type:Personal computer

Video Memory

Installed Size:256MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce 7050