If any of the PCs we tested in March looked as though it might struggle to satisfy the demands of Vista, it's the Evesham Solar GSI. With a specifications list that falls short in almost every respect, the Evesham isn't really in the same class as the other Vista PCs we've included here.
The Chillblast Fusion Vista 6300 OCTV 2.1GHz PC was the only other we tested to use the E6300 version of the Intel Core 2 Duo. But without that PC's careful overclocking, the Solar struggled for pace - its WorldBench speed score is a massive 15 points slower than the fastest £750 Vista PC we saw, from Zoostorm. But it's not just the speed of the processor that's at fault. Having only 1GB of DDR RAM was another failing, while the graphics card is driven by the GeForce 7600 LE chip - this doesn't get close to the GeForce 7900 GS, let alone the 7950 GT.