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Wired2Fire Wired2 Business Accelerate review: speedy office PC

£689 inc VAT and Delivery

Manufacturer: Wired2Fire

Our Rating: We rate this 3.5 out of 5

The Business Accelerate from Wired2Fire delivers high speeds and offers a unique dual-monitor solution which can significantly boost productivity for power users. Read our Wired2Fire Wired2 Business Accelerate review to find out more.

Wired2Fire Wired2 Business Accelerate review

Wired2Fire’s Business Accelerate certainly lives up to its name and also comes with some unique features. However, it’s also by far the most expensive. See all business PC reviews.

Based on the 3.4 GHz Intel Core i5-4670, the Business Accelerate employs the same quad-core Haswell processor as used in Arbico’s HS4670 Pro. Take a look at Group test: What's the best office PC?

Wired2Fire’s system managed decent PCMark 7 result with a score of 5667 points. This is all very good for graphic design and video editing workstations but for an office PC it simply pushes up the price without delivering any productivity advantage. See our  PC Specialist MPC-2100 review.

Key to its high benchmark result is the Samsung 840 solid-state drive, also used by Arbico. Once again, this SSD is the only form of storage included but 120 GB capacity is well chosen as it provides adequate space for Windows and locally installed office applications which will run incredibly fast. See also The 7 best tablets with expandable memory.

A wired Gigabyte K6800 keyboard and M6800 mouse are supplied. The former is festooned with unnecessary multimedia hot-keys and features flamboyant styling but its nonetheless comfortable to use.

Rather than providing a single display, Wired2Fire has elected to provide a pair of 21.5-inch monitors. The smaller size makes text somewhat harder to read and the cheaper TN panels reduced colour fidelity and viewing angles. But the effective 3840 x 1080-pixel screen area can give a considerable boost to productivity. It allows you to keep applications full screen on one while having email always readable on another, for example.

These displays retail for around £90 each, so you could also make a cost saving by going for just one, making the Business Accelerate seem rather less expensive after all. The system is backed by a basic two-year return-to-base warranty.

Wired2Fire Wired2 Business Accelerate Expert Verdict »

Processor: 3.4 GHz Intel Core i5-4670 (4 cores / 4 threads, 3.8 GHz Turbo)
CPU Cooler: Intel Stock Cooler
Installed memory: 8 GB DDR3 1600 MHz
Storage: 120 GB Samsung 840 Series SSD
Power supply: Xigmatek 400 W
Motherboard: Asrock B85M-HDS
External USB ports: 2x USB 3.0, 8x USB 2.0
Display: 2 x 21.5in AOC E2260SWDA (1920 x 1080) TN
Graphics card: Intel HD Graphics 4600
Sound: Onboard
Networking: Gigabit ethernet
Video outputs: VGA, DVI, HDMI
Case: Inwin Em040
Keyboard & Mouse: Gigabyte K6800 keyboard, Gigabyte M6800 mouse
Optical drive: DVD±RW
Operating system: Windows 7 Pro (64-bit)
Extra items: None
Support options: Telephone support
Warranty: 2 years return to base parts and labourWired2Fire Wired2 Business Accelerate
  • Build Quality: We give this item 7 of 10 for build quality
  • Features: We give this item 9 of 10 for features
  • Value for Money: We give this item 6 of 10 for value for money
  • Performance: We give this item 9 of 10 for performance
  • Overall: We give this item 7 of 10 overall

The Business Accelerate from Wired2Fire delivered the highest speed and offers a unique dual-monitor solution which can significantly boost productivity for power users. Removing one of these displays brings the price more in line with the competition, but it remains considerably over-powered as an office PC.

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