After an unfortunate false start in the December issue, this particular Mesh is now available to buy in the form of the G92 Titan. And that’s cause for celebration, since this is quite a machine.
Only a short while ago, a £1,200 price tag would have made the Mesh G92 Titan one of the cheapest systems in the chart – it’s now the most expensive. And it’s getting increasingly difficult for power PC manufacturers to make their systems significantly better than those in the cheaper categories.
The Mesh G92 Titan comes with the Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 – a processor found in all of the top three systems in the £501-£750 PCs chart – and manages a WorldBench score not much faster than the Best Buy Chillblast Fusion Gladiator, even though that PC costs a full £450 less.
The Mesh G92 Titan comes with 4GB of DDR RAM (obligatory at this price point – see buying advice) but it’s only PC2-5300U memory. Had it been PC2-6400, the Mesh G92 Titan would surely have scored a point or two more in our WorldBench 6 speed tests.
What you’re paying for here is a superior range of components and features. The 500GB hard drive is pleasingly capacious, without Mesh wasting money on an overly lavish complement of storage space. At first glance, you might be disappointed to see the 8800 GT graphics chip – the GT is excellent value for money, but it’s still no match for the GTX you might expect at this price. But look again – the Mesh G92 Titan includes two 8800 GT chips, meaning it’s perfectly equipped to pile on resolution and detail.
This is handy, as you’ll want to make the most of the Iiyama’s expansive 1,920x1,200 resolution. This 24in screen is truly vast and, while the quality isn’t as sensational as some, the overall effect is eye-catching. Add to that some hair-raising acoustics, courtesy of the strong audio output, and this is a PC that can really entertain. We’re disappointed by the Mesh G92 Titan's DVD writer, however.
Power PCs chart ranking as of Feb 08 issue
- Mesh G92 Titan
- Arbico Elite 8800GT SLI
- CyberPower Gamer Infinity Quad GT
- Chillblast Fusion Terminator
- Evesham Oxegen CRX88
The Mesh G92 Titan is the most expensive system in the chart, but you're paying for a superior range of components and features. This is an impressive PC that can really entertain.