Packard Bell comes to UAE
Packard Bell, one of the top home PC brands in Europe and the consumer brand of NEC Corporation International, announced partnering with Grand Stores LLC for the distribution of its products in the United Arab Emirates. Grand Stores a leading retail chain with an established network as distributor of some of the world’s leading brands will from now on carry Packard Bell’s complete line of Notebooks, MP3 players, DVD players, Desktops and LCD monitors.
Commenting on the occasion, Mohamed Abu Issa, Managing Director, Grand Stores LLC said, “Packard Bell is one of Europe’s leading consumer computer brand that is known for its stylish and innovative products. Grand Stores has tried to bring the best of the world to UAE and it is indeed an honor to partner with Packard Bell for the region.”
Ms. Lenia Iacovides, Managing Director of Inter Frontiers, the regional business development partner of Packard Bell said, “UAE is a very dynamic and buoyant market and we, at Packard Bell would like to be an integral part of this market. By partnering with Grand Stores- an established and reputed retail and distribution player in the region we are confident to reach our key market segments effectively. Packard Bell is looking forward to an exciting future in UAE with Grand Stores.”
Packard Bell offers innovative, high quality digital home and mobility products that are compatible with PC formats & standards. Packard Bell has been striving to bring the advantages of technology to life for its millions of customers worldwide. Packard Bell pioneered the use of the PC in the home, taking an unfriendly but useful office tool and turning it into a friendly, indispensable feature of today's modern home.
The Packard Bell notebooks comes with 13” to 17” TFT display featuring Diamond View display enhancing technology on select models, making it the ideal choice for viewing photos and videos. Diamond View improves the clarity, colour and contrast of the screen to deliver a visibly superior visual experience. In addition to its advanced processors and display technology, the EasyNote series comes with a host of high-end features including PowerCinema software, Hi-Speed USB 2.0 ports are the fastest way to transfer digital music, built-in 10/100 LAN and a host of other services.
The EasyNote series comes with a comprehensive collection of brand-name software that is organized into three categories: Home Office, Home Entertainment, and Security and Internet.
Packard Bell is the largest seller of flash MP3 players in Europe. They are easy to use with no extra software to install. They are incredibly lightweight with outstanding battery life and come with capacity ranging from 128 MB to 2 GB. Select models- AudioKey and AudioDream players include a FM radio. Certain models can be used as a voice recorder or record directly from FM radio. All Packard Bell MP3 players are also removable storage devices, ideal for transporting computer files. Select models of iMedia and ixtreme come with My MP3 Pro SE software, which lets the user rip their favourite tracks from music CDs and turn them into MP3 digital audio files.
High end Packard Bell desktops come with PowerCinema software with built- in TV tuner and include remote control. Time shifting technology allows pause and rewind shows. One can additionally watch DVDs, Internet movies and home movies. With its scorching graphics performance and cutting edge processor, the Iextreme Gold will satisfy the need of most demanding gamers. Its Skype Internet telephony software allows superior quality voice calls via the internet to other Skype users for free, or to any landline or mobile phone worldwide for the price of a local call. With front-side video-in jacks, included video editing software and DVD burner, the ixtreme Gold enables seamless movie making, from importing raw footage to burning DVDs.
Packard Bell DVD- DivX palyers selective TV watching is more fun, with facilities like time shifting which allow pausing live TV transmission or recording what one has forgotten to record like a soccer match.
About Packard Bell
Operating in Europe since 1991, Packard Bell is the consumer division of NEC Computers International and the number one home PC brand in Belgium, France, the Netherlands and the UK (Source: IDC – January 2004). As consumers have become more tech savvy and discerning, and the world of personal computers and home electronics have converged, Packard Bell has continued to extend its brand and expand its range of products, which today includes leading-edge desktops, notebooks and digital entertainment solutions (MP3 players, video players/recorders, home networking and flat panel TVs). Packard Bell’s unswerving dedication to the consumer market is embodied in its recognized ability to anticipate and meet the ever-changing users’ needs.
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