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Zoostorm 62-3311 review

£499 inc VAT

Manufacturer: PCNextDay

Our Rating: We rate this 3.5 out of 5

With a staggering score of 128 points in our WorldBench 6 test suite, Zoostorm’s 62-3311 is an astonishingly good performer.

With a staggering score of 128 points in our WorldBench 6 test suite – and this without overclocking Intel’s E8500 chip – Zoostorm’s 62-3311 is an astonishingly good performer.

Packed into a super-compact case, this system will sit happily on any desktop, but space inside is rather limited. A spare 3.5in drive bay is easily accessible, should you wish to expand the supplied 320GB of storage provided. There’s also room to fit a second DVD burner, but that’s pretty much where your upgrade options end. The Zoostorm 62-3311's Foxconn motherboard offers a single PCI Express slot and a pair of PCI slots, but fills both its memory slots to achieve this computer's 4GB allocation of DDR2 RAM.

The ever-popular Hannspree XM New York is a good match for the Zoostorm 62-3311, providing a bright, clear digital display and built-in speakers. Its style isn’t to everyone’s tastes, but it’s a robust, well-made monitor.

Graphics are powered by a 1GB nVidia GeForce 9500 GT. Although this card offers twice the graphics memory of the competition, its processor is comparatively underpowered. Older games such as Fear will play smoothly on the Zoostorm 62-3311, provided you stick to lower resolutions, but the card isn’t up to the job of more demanding titles such as Crysis. Nevertheless, gaming scores come in at three times that of Mesh's Elite Inspire PCA.

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3.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo E8500
Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit
4GB DDR2 RAM
320GB SATA
Foxconn G31MX-K
7 x USB 2.0
19in Hannspree XM New York (0.28mm pixel pitch
1,440x900)
1GB PCI Express Inno3D nVidia GeForce 9500 GT (games scores: Crysis = 16fps
Fear = 40fps)
onboard Realtek ALC662
speakers built into flat-panel
20x/20x/12x/16x/6x/8x/12x/16x (DVD-R/+R/-R DL/+R DL/-RW/+R DL/-RAM/-ROM)
Windows Live 2.1 (trial)
Nero Essentials
one-year onsite warranty
WorldBench 6 score: 128
  • Overall: We give this item 7 of 10 overall

A superb performer on the desktop, the Zoostorm 62-3311 is good enough for casual gaming. A three-year warranty is a welcome bonus.

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