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Mesh G92 Extreme Media power desktop PC review

£1,199 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Mesh

Our Rating: We rate this 3.5 out of 5

Essentially an inferior reworking of the excellent PC Specialist Apollo 880GT Sli, the Mesh G92 Extreme Media needs to do better in a few areas to compete with the top machines in this price category.

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With a fierce pace set by the top two PCs, the Mesh G92 Extreme Media struggles to make an impact on this month’s chart. Essentially an inferior reworking of the excellent PC Specialist Apollo 880GT Sli, the Mesh G92 Extreme Media needs to do better in a few areas to compete with the top machines in this price category.

The Mesh G92 Extreme Media’s WorldBench 6 real-world speed score of 118 is a little down on the PC Specialist Apollo 880GT Sli’s tally, which may be down to the DDR2-667 RAM, which isn’t really good enough for this price level. But the Mesh G92 Extreme Media makes up ground elsewhere. The paired 500GB hard drives are an outstanding inclusion, as are the two GeForce 8800 GT cards – even if the Mesh G92 Extreme Media can’t match the Chillblast Fusion Zodiac and PC Specialist Apollo 880GT Sli machines for raw gaming speed.

The Mesh G92 Extreme Media's 22in Iiyama is a pleasing screen and the sound system is impressive, if lacking the all-round punch of the Chillblast Fusion Zodiac’s T7900 speakers. The Samsung DVD writer packs some marvellous double-layer speeds, and is probably the stand-out component here. But the power and value offered by its rivals leave the Mesh G92 Extreme Media with ground to make up.

Verdict

Essentially an inferior reworking of the excellent PC Specialist Apollo 880GT Sli, the Mesh G92 Extreme Media needs to do better in a few areas to compete with the top machines in this price category.

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3GHz Intel Core 2 Duo E6850
Windows Vista Home Premium
4GB DDR2-667 RAM
2 x 500GB SATA
Abit IN9 32X-MAX
7 x USB
22in Iiyama ProLite E2202WS (0.277mm pixel pitch
1,680x1,050 maximum resolution @75Hz)
2 x 512MB PCI Express Sparkle nVidia GeForce 8800 GT
Creative SB X-Fi XtremeGamer
5 x Creative Inspire A500
subwoofer
20x/20x/12x/16x/6x/8x/12x/16x (DVD-R/+R/-R DL/+R DL/-RW/+RW/-RAM/-ROM)
Microsoft Works 8.5
CyberLink Video Editing Suite
flash memory drive
one-year onsite warranty
WorldBench 6 score: 118
  • Build Quality: We give this item 8 of 10 for build quality
  • Features: We give this item 7 of 10 for features
  • Value for Money: We give this item 7 of 10 for value for money
  • Overall: We give this item 7 of 10 overall

Essentially an inferior reworking of the excellent PC Specialist Apollo 880GT Sli, the Mesh G92 Extreme Media needs to do better in a few areas to compete with the top machines in this price category.

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