Packard Bell PB 2980

Can’t argue with the draw of a classic beige tower from the 90s. This Packard Bell ticks a lot of boxes with its classic design, era appropriate specs and stacked drive bays. I got this machine in a lot a while back and the time finally came to cover it in a video. It’s a really neat machine that I’m willing to bet a lot of people have nostalgic feelings for either in a good or bad way depending on your experience.

Manufacturers had gone all in on the multimedia revolution by the time this computer was made and the bundled software reflects that. Everything was centered around the CD-ROM and what it could deliver. Full motion video everywhere, stacks of CDs and “high” resolution images. It’s hard to remember how much of a jump it was going from floppies to what seemed like unlimited storage.

Expect to see more of this machine in future coverage but for now enjoy the introduction of this machine to the Retro Random stable.