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DinoPC Elmisaur 760 review

£735 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Dino PC

Our Rating: We rate this 4.5 out of 5

With the best all-round spec in the group, DinoPC’s Elmisaur 760 desktop PC delivers excellent performance and still costs £14 less than the competition.

With the best all-round spec in the group, DinoPC’s Elmisaur 760 desktop PC delivers excellent performance and still costs £14 less than the competition.

With the best all-round spec in the group, DinoPC’s Elmisaur 760 desktop PC delivers excellent performance and still costs £14 less than the competition.

Intel’s 2.8GHz Core i5-760 is found at the heart of every machine on test, but it puts in one of its better showings here, with the DinoPC Elmisaur 760 desktop PC achieving 135 points in WorldBench 6.

The 25in Hanns-G monitor is considerably better – and larger – than rival displays. DinoPC has maximised this screen’s potential with a pair of stereo speakers and the unique inclusion of a Blu-ray drive. For watching HD films, nothing here can touch the DinoPC Elmisaur 760 desktop PC.

A more surprising inclusion is the DinoPC Elmisaur 760 desktop PC’s speedy Crucial solid-state disk (SSD) – although, at only 60GB, storage is necessarily supplemented with a 500GB hard drive. SSDs can significantly improve all aspects of a PC’s performance.

It’s inevitable that DinoPC would need to cut a few corners to include these high-spec components, and its combined storage of 560GB is significantly less than the one terabyte (1TB) and 1.5TB capacities of the competition. Its Asus motherboard doesn’t support USB 3.0 or 6 gigabits per second (Gbps) SATA – the latter would help the DinoPC Elmisaur 760 desktop PC's SSD operate at its full potential.

For gamers, the main compromise is the graphics card. ATI’s Radeon HD 5770 offers DirectX 11.0 and multiple display outputs, but it’s noticeably slower than the HD 6850 and 6870 selected by the DinoPC Elmisaur 760 desktop PC's rivals.

Budget PCs chart ranking

  1. DinoPC Elmisaur 760
  2. Palicomp Core i5 Blast 760-24 6870
  3. Chillblast Fusion Black Ops
  4. Arbico i5 7668 Pro
  5. CyberPower Infinity Hercules

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2.8GHz Intel Core i5-760
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
4GB DDR3 RAM
500GB SATA
60GB SSD
8 x USB 2.0
Asus P7H55-M SI motherboard
500W EZCool PSU
25in Hanns-G HH251DPB (0.28mm pixel pitch
1920x1080)
1GB Asus ATI Radeon HD 5770 (games scores: Crysis [High/Very High] = 67/26fps
Stalker: Call of Pripyat [Medium/Ultra] = 111/52fps)
onboard sound
2 x Gigabyte GP-S4600 speakers
4x BD-ROM
22x/22x/12x/16x/6x/8x/12x/16x (DVD-R/+R/-R DL/+R DL/-RW/+RW/-RAM/-ROM)
three-year return-to-base warranty
WorldBench 6 score: 135
  • Overall: We give this item 9 of 10 overall

DinoPC’s Elmisaur 760 desktop PC offers fantastic value, with a large full-HD screen, a Blu-ray drive and external speakers. It can’t be beaten for HD film playback, but gamers will demand more.

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