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Mesh Pulse 24 power desktop PC review

£999 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Mesh

Our Rating: We rate this 3.5 out of 5

Mesh’s Pulse 24 has a unique selling point: a 24in display.

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While Mesh’s Pulse 24 may lag behind the chart leaders on performance, it has a unique selling point: a 24in display.

Although running at 3GHz, the Mesh Pulse 24's chip is based on the older Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 processor, which leaves its WorldBench real-world speed score rather left behind by the systems fitted with more recent CPUs.

Gaming performance suffers too. While rivals go for one or even two GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB cards, the Mesh Pulse 24 depends on the slower GeForce 8800 GT.

But the 24in Iiyama display gives you impressive screen size and image resolution. It’s fitted with both video graphics array (VGA) and high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) connections, which means it can double up as a display for high-definition hardware and games consoles. The added resolution, however, places further strain on the Mesh Pulse 24's graphics card.

The Mesh Pulse 24's audio is impressive, provided by a set of Creative Inspire A500 5.1 speakers and the Creative Labs X-Fi Xtreme Gamer card.

Power PCs chart ranking (May issue)


  1. Arbico CD8500 PRO
  2. Chillblast Fusion Anaconda
  3. Eclipse Platinum i84n88GTS-SLI
  4. Mesh Pulse 24
  5. Chillblast Apollo

Verdict

The Mesh Pulse 24 is a steady all-rounder. Performance is adequate, while the 24in display makes the computing experience productive and enjoyable. Keen gamers should save up for a faster graphics card that can match the display’s resolution.

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Mesh Pulse 24 Expert Verdict »
3GHz Intel Core 2 Duo E6850
Windows Vista Home Premium
4GB DDR2 RAM
500GB SATA
Asus P5NE SLI
6 x USB
24in Iiyama PLE2403WS-B1 (0.27mm pixel pitch
1,920x1,200 max resolution @75Hz)
512MB PCI Express Sparkle nVidia GeForce 8800 GT
Creative Labs X-Fi XtremeGamer
Creative Inspire A500 5.1
subwoofer
max DVD speeds: 20x/20x/12x/16x (DVD-R/+R/+R DL/-ROM)
Microsoft Works 8.5
BullGuard Antivirus trial
Microsoft Office trial
one-year onsite warranty (UK mainland)
WorldBench 6 score: 104
  • Build Quality: We give this item 7 of 10 for build quality
  • Features: We give this item 8 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

The Mesh Pulse 24 is a steady all-rounder. Performance is adequate, while the 24in display makes the computing experience productive and enjoyable. Keen gamers should save up for a faster graphics card that can match the display’s resolution.

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