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    Question Please provide some facts-history on this Packard Bell "CORNER computer"

    Hi all,

    After seeing this FORCE 1334 Packard Bell CORNER Computer on eBay, Australia and posting the link in the 'sell section' here; I got to thinking 'why and for what reason did the designer go to the trouble of building such a case design.

    Was it a one of, maybe for a show ?

    Or was it a limited production as a sale for some school or Government body ?

    I am certain someone on this site has so really good detail on this computer case style.

    Packard bel corner multimedia unit.JPG

    Packard bell corner multimedia unit 2.JPG

    Packard bell corner multimedia unit 3.JPG

    Packard bell corner multimedia unit 4.JPG

    here is the ebay link anyways.

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/COLLECTOR...kAAOSwfZ1WaR-T
    Last edited by inotarobot; December 22nd, 2015 at 01:04 AM. Reason: added pic of the maker plate from the ebay auction

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    Hi again all,

    well that seller says he will only post in Australia and no pickup.

    for something I am gathering is as rare, I really hope he knows how to pack it well.

    If he was offering pickup, I think a few here from Sydney, Australia, could have picked it up and shipped it on to anyone forum member, that really wanted it overseas.

    For $42 postage between Sydney and Melbourne as ebay sale lists, I do really wonder how well its getting packed. I could not imagine it being doubled boxed, as that would push postal price right up.

    However reading this sellers feedback, certainly seems he/she does a good job in packaging.
    Last edited by inotarobot; December 22nd, 2015 at 03:54 AM.

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    Packard Bell's "Corner Computer" was definitely a real production model, and it won a design award:

    http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Packar...um.-a017513950

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    I see the seller has relisted this machine

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/191767910...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

    so maybe there is someone that is interested in it.

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    there have been threads about this machine here, in the past. When PB was at its zenith in sales, they had great machines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by billdeg View Post
    there have been threads about this machine here, in the past. When PB was at its zenith in sales, they had great machines.
    No, Packard Bell had some of the best cases. Hiring Frog Design does have benefits. The computers inside the cases were towards the bottom and QC work was given to the purchasers.

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    i have the computer listed as a FORCE 1334 Packard Bell CORNER its called a 970 D Executive Here In The Uk Was Sold As A P75 Multimedia Centre With Remote I Still Have Mine Cost 1500 Back Then 1995 was the first and last Pre built pc i ever owned built my own after that All Still Works With All Recovery cd's & program discs works 4 Etc The Case Is A Little Worn But Still Works Ok i oly have the base unit now the monitor and speakers gave up long ago ive been offered 300 here in the uk but i still have it the guy that came too see it i didn't like the look of so i didn't sell it ha ha didn't want it too go too just any old gruffalow i could see he was not a collector just someone too buy and sell stuff

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    Kind of a cool idea... If you had an L-shaped desk this would handle the corner quite nicely. There have been a few brave attempts on aesthetics on the PC side of things, but not nearly enough IMHO. The key to Apple's rebirth was figuring out a beige box did not excite the heart, and that if you could excite the heart, what was inside the new box didn't matter so much.

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