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Mesh Ice5 5750 HD review

£739 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Mesh

Our Rating: We rate this 4 out of 5

Mesh’s £739 Ice5 5750 HD offers excellent value for money, with its impressive spec including a Core i5 750 CPU, a full-HD 22in monitor, 1TB of storage and a generous software bundle.

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Mesh’s £739 Ice5 5750 HD offers excellent value for money, with its impressive spec including a Core i5 750 CPU, a full-HD 22in monitor, 1TB of storage and a generous software bundle.

Mesh's £739 Ice5 5750 HD offers excellent value for money. Its impressive spec includes a Core i5 750 CPU, a full-HD 22in monitor, a terabyte (1TB) of storage and a generous software bundle that includes a CyberLink suite.

Mesh has accidentally submitted the least expensive PC of the group, if only by £10. Originally specified with a Radeon 5770 HD graphics card, our Mesh Ice5 5750 HD review sample shipped with the 5750 HD instead. This resulted in a noticeable, although not extreme, reduction in gaming framerates. If you want to pay the extra, and we strongly suggest you do, the Mesh Ice5 5770 HD is available for £749 and should deliver a similar gaming performance to our Best Buy Arbico.

If space is at a premium, you'll appreciate the Mesh Ice5 5750 HD's diminutive system case. Note that this compact machine has less room for upgrades than the other PCs here as a result. The hard drive has been mounted vertically, for example, while the rather basic Asus motherboard has only one PCI Express x16 slot. You won't be able to add a second graphics card later, which makes the £749 Ice5 5770 HD all the more attractive.

Chart ranking: Budget desktop PCs (issue 177)

  1. Arbico HD 7577 XL
  2. Mesh Ice5 5750 HD
  3. Chillblast Fusion Scimitar
  4. CyberPower Infinity i3 Apollo
  5. Eclipse Matrix Crossfire i786R577

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Mesh Ice5 5750 HD Expert Verdict »

2.66GHz Intel Core i5 750
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Asus P7P55-M motherboard
6 x USB 2.0
22in Iiyama E2208HDS (0.25mm pixel pitch
1GB PCI Express ATI Radeon HD 5750 (games scores: Crysis [High/Very High] = 62/21fps
Fear = 173fps)
onboard VIA VT1708S
speakers built into monitor
max DVD speeds: 24x/24x/12x/12x/6x/8x/12x/16x (DVD-R/+R/-R DL/+R DL/-RW/+RW/-RAM/-ROM)
Microsoft Works 8.5
CyberLink DVD Suite
one-year return-to-base warranty
WorldBench 6 score: 135
  • Overall: We give this item 8 of 10 overall

The Mesh Ice5 5750 HD may prove difficult to upgrade and its one-year warranty looks a little stingy, but this excellent PC offers better value for money than any other contender.

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