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Packard Bell, not to be confused with Hewlett-Packard, was an electronics company which manufactured PCs of such terrible quality that its products are aptly referred to as "Packaged Hell." Once you purchased one of their machines, you were stuck with a heap of crap after the motherboard or power supply invariably failed (the company insisted on using odd form factors making sure spare parts were impossible to find). Fortunately, the company ceased selling its crash-happy computers in the U.S. in 2000. Unfortunately, the brand continues to plague the European market.
You: hi sir, I'd like to buy a power supply for an A8550 Packard Bell.
Clerk: *blink*
You: uhh...well?
Clerk: may I interest you in a high-powered rifle for the disposal of your machine?
by hgdt43 March 14, 2008
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A PC company who entrap newbies with their pathetically outdated, yet extortionatly priced PCs.
Hah! You own a Packard Smell - you suck!
by Spoofnet October 30, 2003
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"My first computer was a Packard Bell, it sucked."
by onomono July 19, 2003
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Shit Company! I Xtreme has winXP-ONLY drivers for sound card. Doesn't come with Installation CDs. Replace the hard disk and buy a new operating system!
Want to buy my new Packard Bell I Xtreme for half price??
by hardlun November 13, 2004
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Packard Bell - Easily exploitable and modifiable computers that are hated by common people. Really great computers; that are unfortunately no longer produced in the United States. They are now found mostly upon Europeans, especially in the Netherlands; where they are headquartered. (They are NOT to be confused for Hewlett-Packard; which they have NO affiliation with.)

The only people saying Packard Bell suck are people that suck with computers and don't know how to work with them. Hell, I've had a Packard Bell engineered in 1994 and it has never broke down. But I have had plenty of Dell's, some Gateways, Compaq's as well as a Samsung, and they have always broke. Cheap trash. (I'm actually writing this on a Dell computer, but the keyboard is messed up - and I have to use another one that's hooked in. That's what crap and what trash Dell's actually are.)

Packard Bell computers are basically for people who are technical, programmers and are hackers. The only reason they get a horrible rating from the masses is because most of the American buyers in the mid 1990s did not know anything about computers or OS's (i.e. Micro$hit, Apple, Linux) and did not know how to operate Packard Bell's. (They came with good, well-written manuals. Try reading them sometime; you lazy morons.)
Old Packard Bell computers in the 1990s work really great if you install Linux on them; too. You don't have to go through the hassle of adding extra RAM just to get a piece of crap Windows 98 OS on there. Packard Bell shows you basically how that if you're buying a new 2017 Dell with the latest Windows OS; you're basically wasting your money and being >>> proper fucked.

Here's a tip for all you folks and geeks out there -- whenever something goes wrong on your ancient 1990's Packard Bell Desktop. Just steal the Gateway or Dell graphics card and replace it with the older one installed. Then, install ArchLinux OS -- and it will run better than a 2017 computer. Plus with ArchLinux OS you will be able to access both Windows and Apple programs. And no viruses and malware. Voila. In an instant; you have a 23-year-old business and gaming computer that kicks total ass. You have saved yourself thousands of bucks ! Congratulations ! And your old 1994 "Packaged Hell", err Packard Bell - will no longer have to live in your attic and will become your new best friend. (See guys, you knew you were being fucked by Bill Gates & Steve Jobs right from the start, hint hint.)

Did I mention they are the most exploitable computers of all time?

Packard Bell computers really need to make a return to the USA.
by Helba the Hacker September 06, 2017
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