By the time you read this the name of Evesham's World Cup-themed PC could have an all-too-poignant meaning, especially for England fans. However, at the time of writing we at PC Advisor are still full of positive vibes about the national team's chances of winning the trophy – even those among us who suffered the heartbreak of being West Ham/Arsenal/Leeds United fans at the end of this season…
There's something rather predictable about companies hitching a marketing lift on the World Cup bandwagon, but Evesham has put a bit of thought into the way its product relates to the footballing jamboree.
The monitor is a 19in widescreen model – ViewSonic's VA1912w – and the operating system is Microsoft's Windows XP Media Center 2005 Edition. There's a dual TV-tuner card and a 250GB hard drive, so you can watch and store a lot of football. Should you witness a classic game, you can burn it to DVD using the Sony DW-6120A writer.
But the World Cup doesn't last very long, especially when you're English, so Evesham has ensured the Knockout has strong specifications to live on long after the tournament is over. A dual-core Athlon X2 3800+ running at 2GHz provides the processing power, which helped it to a WorldBench processing-speed score of 103. The 256MB GeForce 7600 GS produces playable frame rates in our Doom3 and Halo tests. And there's room for upgrades, including space to add additional RAM.