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£1,001+ PCs chart: Mesh Elite Q6600 PCA

£1,299 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Mesh

Our Rating: We rate this 3.5 out of 5

Fourth place probably doesn't do justice the Mesh Elite Q6600 PCA. A PC that, depending on whether you're looking to the future or the present, could yet be the best buy of any of these machines.

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Fourth place probably doesn't do justice the Mesh Elite Q6600 PCA. A PC that, depending on whether you're looking to the future or the present, could yet be the best buy of any of these machines.


  1. CyberPower Infinity Crossfire GT
  2. Arbico CD8800 XL
  3. Mesh Elite E6700 GTS PCA
  4. Mesh Elite Q6600 PCA
  5. Evesham Axis R6 XT

Fourth place

Fourth place probably doesn't do justice to a PC that, depending on whether you're looking to the future or the present, could yet be the best buy of any of these machines. The real dilemma stems from the Mesh's use of the 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 chip. This quad-core chip promises excellent speed with multi-threaded multi-core applications - you could easily see performance increase of 50 to 100% with the right software. Unfortunately, multi-threaded applications are still pretty thin on the ground. Very thin, in fact, and on today's programs, the results are less stellar. The WorldBench score is very decent, but it's several points short of being the highest in the chart.

You will also have to put up with the 22in Iiyama flat-panel. Vast this screen may be, but the colour quality isn't as sparkling as we'd like it to be, while the focus is also slightly dubious. Nonetheless, if you like plenty of viewing area then you might find it possible to look past these faults. For our money, we'd rather have an excellent screen like the 20in Samsung.

The Mesh's 640MB GeForce 8800 GTS graphics card is very decent, if not quite the equal of the CyberPower's ATI HD 2900 XT. And there are plenty of juicy extras (such as a TV tuner) and a fairly strong warranty. For today's programs, the Mesh isn't the fastest here. However, if you have one eye on the future, you might find the Quad-Core technology something of a killer blow.

Mesh Elite Q6600 PCA Expert Verdict »

2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
Windows Vista Home Premium
2GB DDR RAM
500GB serial ATA
nVidia nForce 680i SLI motherboard
9 USB ports
22in Iiyama E220WS flat-panel, 0.282mm pixel pitch, 1,680x1,050 maximum resolution
640MB nVidia GeForce 8800 GTS, PCI Express
Creative SB X-Fi XtremeGamer sound card
5 x Creative Inspire 6100 speakers
maximum DVD speeds 16x/18x/18x (DVD -ROM/-R/+R) 8x/8x (-R DL/+R DL) 6x/8x/12x (-RW/+RW/-RAM)
includes CyberLink Video Editing Suite and Kworld DVB-T 210 TV tuner
flash memory drive
2-year onsite warranty
WorldBench 6 score 106
  • Build Quality: We give this item 8 of 10 for build quality
  • Features: We give this item 7 of 10 for features
  • Value for Money: We give this item 7 of 10 for value for money
  • Overall: We give this item 7 of 10 overall

For today's programs, the Mesh isn't the fastest here. However, if you have one eye on the future, you might find the Quad-Core technology something of a killer blow.

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