Are you the proud owner of one of the 10 Worst PCs of All Time? PC World has put together a list of systems that were "overpriced and underpowered," had parts that failed two days after the warranty expired and well, caused you to enter PC Hell. (Their words, not mine!) I've always been a Mac girl myself, but it's always fun to reminisce about clunky hunks of junk. Here's more:
Number one, we focused strictly on desktops. (We'll leave the flaming/exploding laptops for another occasion.) Two, these machines had to have shipped to consumers--no vaporware or concept computers allowed. Tres, we decided to ignore systems we've kicked around elsewhere (like the IBM PCjr, the Gateway 10th Anniversary PC, and the FreePC, all part of our 25 Worst Tech Products of All Time story), and home in on a different batch of turkeys.
The No. 1 winner were the Packard Bell PCs made between 1986 and 1996. "Part of the problem was Packard Bell's strategy of selling nearly identical systems under different names, depending on where they were sold," says PC World. "So the Packard Bell Legend 406CD hawked at Circuit City was more or less the same as the Axcel 467 on the shelves at Staples or the Force 480CD sold at CompUSA, making apples-to-apples (or in this case, lemons-to-lemons) comparisons impossible."
Check out the complete list of the 10 Worst PCs of All Time.