Comforts Of Home

Trying to figure out where to put your computer? Packard Bell has launched a new fall lineup of PCs that will blend in with the rest of the furniture. One example: a wedge-shaped "corner computer." Meanwhile, in the battle to turn the PC into an appliance, Packard Bell added remote control. Consumers can use the device to play CDs, move the cursor, or (on models with TV capability) channel-surf. Packard Bell also improved its fine Navigator front-end interface software. The new Navigator lets users launch programs by clicking on pictures in a living room (where you'll find the TV), software room (multimedia titles), and information room (manuals).

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