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  • Mac mini Core 2 Duo

    It was a welcome surprise when Apple quietly updated the Mac mini to include Intel Core 2 Duo processors.

    £399 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • HP Compaq dx2250 desktop PC

    The HP Compaq dx2250 is the least-expensive PC in HP's Compaq business PC line.

    £240 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • Dell Vostro 200 desktop PC

    The Dell Vostro 200 is the first desktop PC in Dell's new small-business line of computers and peripherals.

    £599 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • Eclipse Evolution i685n88s budget PC

    Eclipse once stunned us by putting together an E6700 system for £750 (the Matrix i67N88-VSTA). And now it's gone even further this month, squeezing out the Eclipse…

    £750 inc VAT

    Score - 9 out of 10

  • Arbico 807 Pro budget PC

    The Arbico 807 Pro squeaked ahead of the PC Specialist Apollo 675GTS machine in a close-run fight for second place. If anything drew us to the Arbico 807 Pro, it was…

    £750 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • PC Specialist Apollo 675GTS budget PC

    It's possible to argue that the PC Specialist Apollo 675GTS is the most well-rounded machine in the chart.

    £749 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Eclipse Matrix I67N88-VSTA budget PC

    How quickly things change in the PC market. Only last month we were raving about Eclipse's ability to kit out a £750 machine with an E6700 processor.

    £750 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • Zoostorm 2-5406 Advanced PC budget PC

    The Zoostorm 2-5406 Advanced PC sits at the foot of the chart, but it's got one feature that sets it apart from the rest: a quad-core Intel Core 2 Q6600 processor.…

    £750 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • Arbico CD7460GT budget PC

    A rather strange mixture of old and new, the Arbico CD7460GT still has enough cutting-edge features (for a sub-£500 PC) to make it worthy of consideration, even if it…

    £499 inc VAT

    Score - 9 out of 10

  • Eclipse Ultimate A60N86GT budget PC

    The Eclipse Ultimate A60N86GT budget PC's WorldBench real-world speed score of 89 easily outshone many other PCs at this price point, with their low-end Core 2 Duo…

    £500 inc VAT

    Score - 9 out of 10

  • CyberPower £500 PCA Machine budget PC

    When it comes to exterior appearance, few machines at this price point manage to hide their bargain status. Yet the CyberPower £500 PCA Machine comes with a…

    £500 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Zoostorm 2-3305 Versatile PC budget PC

    Ringing the tills at just £449, the Zoostorm 2-3305 Versatile PC budget PC offers an even more appetising price tag than many of its budget-friendly rivals.

    £449 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Gateway GM5074b £500 family PC

    The Gateway GM5074b is a typical example of what you can expect should you go with a Gateway PC.

    £499 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Dell OptiPlex 740 business PC

    The Dell OptiPlex 740, is a business desktop PC. The OptiPlex 740 comes in minitower, desktop (horizontal orientation) and ultracompact versions. The inexpensively…

    £316 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • Sub-£500 PCs chart: Mesh Elite Value PCA

    Big names such as Mesh don’t produce many PCs in the sub-£500 range, so the Elite Value PCA comes as a pleasant surprise.

    £499 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Sub-£500 PCs chart: Zoostorm 2-3305 Versatile PC

    The Zoostorm 2-3305 impressed us when it first appeared, because it was the first machine that proved you could run Vista without spending lavishly on a PC.…

    £449 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • Sub-£500 PCs chart: Arbico CD6420XL

    Sub-£500 PCs tend not to be blessed with extraordinary speed, but the Arbico CD6420XL has nothing to be ashamed of.

    £499 inc VAT

    Score - 9 out of 10

  • Sub-£500 PCs chart: Eclipse Max i935N79-VSTA

    The Eclipse's Intel Pentium D processor reminds us of the bad old days for Intel enthusiasts - a time when AMD Athlon chips effortlessly won out on both performance…

    £500 inc VAT

    Score - 9 out of 10

  • Sub-£500 PCs chart: Arbico CD9600XL

    This time last year, AMD's Athlon processors lay at the heart of almost every PC we championed, yet Intel has now achieved total dominance. Well, almost total. For…

    £499 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Lenovo 3000 J115 desktop PC

    The Lenovo 3000 J115 desktop PC comes only in a tower case with an appealing grey-green, flat plastic front panel that displays colourfully lit buttons; it reminded…

    £450 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10



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