It is not uncommon for large computer and computer component manufacturers to set up well-defined subsidiaries, such as the Dutch company Packard Bell, part of the giant Acer. Although the Packard Bell name dates back to 1926 and to a...
It is not uncommon for large computer and computer component manufacturers to set up well-defined subsidiaries, such as the Dutch company Packard Bell, part of the giant Acer. Although the Packard Bell name dates back to 1926 and to a company that manufactured radio equipment, the current company using different resources was founded later, namely in 1986. The reason for its creation was, of course, clear, namely to satisfy customer demand for certain specific goods, which included various adapters and computer hardware. The most famous product today is, of course, the Packard Bell laptop.
This customer demand was mainly related to low prices, especially in the USA and Canada. A perfect example is LCD displays - low-cost, low-power displays. The company manufactured its computers here until 2000. It then moved its activities to Europe and Africa, where it experienced similar fame to that overseas. This was mainly thanks to products such as the Packard Bell Easynote notebook or the Packard Bell Dot S. The range was of course complemented by a wide range of individual components, such as keyboards, which Packard Bell made stock.
Although the company started as a sole proprietorship, it changed hands several times during its existence. As we have already mentioned, Packard Bell is now owned by Acer. In the past, however, it was backed by manufacturers such as NEC for almost the entire 1990s. It's worth noting that the name has nothing to do with the Hewlett Packard giant, so the word similarity is really just coincidental. The manufacturer in question never even aspired to become a company. In fact, it produces its own components, batteries - batteries, chargers and other competing products.