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  • Sub-£500 PCs chart: Arbico CD9600XL

    This time last year, AMD's Athlon processors lay at the heart of almost every PC we championed, yet Intel has now achieved total dominance. Well, almost total. For…

    £499 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Sub-£500 PCs chart: Mesh Elite Value PCA

    Big names such as Mesh don’t produce many PCs in the sub-£500 range, so the Elite Value PCA comes as a pleasant surprise.

    £499 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Eclipse Matrix i525z68 review

    Eclipse's Matrix i525z68 is the first desktop PC we’ve tested with a Z68-chipset motherboard, and we certainly didn’t expect to find it at this price.

    £499 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • Dino PC Plutosaur 2500 review

    With 8GB of memory installed, Dino PC’s Plutosaur 2500 has double the RAM of any of the competition and delivered the fastest score in our WorldBench 6 speed test.

    £499 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • CyberPower Apollo XT review

    CyberPower’s Apollo XT budget desktop PC looks like a gaming beast. Unfortunately, there’s little inside worth showing off on a £500 budget.

    £499 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • Eclipse Solar i523P67 review

    A £500 PC with a Sandy Bridge processor, the Eclipse Solar i523P67 offers excellent performance and value for money.

    £499 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Medion Akoya E4217D review

    The Medion Akoya E4217D takes a new Intel Core i5 processor but isn't quite sure what to do with it.

    £499 inc VAT

    Score - 6 out of 10

  • Eclipse Explorer i525H67 review

    Eclipse’s Explorer i525H67 has a very similar specification to our Best Buy Arbico eXcel i5250 MX, which centres around a 3.33GHz Intel Core i5-2500 CPU. Once again,…

    £499 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Palicomp Phoenix i5 Sonar review

    The only desktop PC here to provide a multiplier-unlocked Sandy Bridge processor, Palicomp’s Phoenix i5 Sonar takes a 3.3GHz Intel Core i5-2500K chip that’s designed…

    £499 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • HP Omni 100 review

    The 20-inch HP Omni 100 all-in-one desktop PC sports an extremely low asking price, but we're still hard pressed to recommend its lacklustre combination of features,…

    £499 inc VAT

    Score - 5 out of 10

  • Palicomp Core i3 Blast 530OC44 review

    Witness the Palicomp Core i3 Blast, a desktop PC that comes armed with little more than an Intel Core i3-530 CPU. But Palicomp has bolted on a ThermalTake cooler that…

    £499 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • DinoPC Plutosaur 540 review

    DinoPC’s Plutosaur 540 budget desktop PC delivers good Windows performance, and gaming framerates more than double those of the competition in our tests.

    £499 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • DinoPC Plutosaur 650 review

    The only system in the chart to feature a Core i5 processor, DinoPC’s i5-650-powered Plutosaur 650 budget desktop PC benefits from Turbo Boost.

    £499 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • Palicomp Core i3 Blast 540-19 review

    The Palicomp Core i3 Blast 540-19 desktop PC's 3.06GHz Core i3 540 processor is only slightly faster than the Recommended Chillblast's 2.93GHz 530, but the difference…

    £499 inc VAT

    Score - 9 out of 10

  • Chillblast Fusion Vortex review

    Chillblast's Fusion Vortex is a great-value general-purpose PC. It combines one of Intel's latest Core i3 530 CPUs with good graphics and sound capabilities.

    £499 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Eclipse Quantum a55r575 review

    If you're a keen gamer on a budget, the Eclipse Quantum a55r575 could be the PC for you.

    £499 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • CyberPower Ultra Athenna XT (updated) review

    CyberPower's systems tend to cater for the enthusiast who wants their PC to perform well and look good. The Ultra Athenna XT is no exception. With its metallic-blue…

    £499 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • Palicomp Core i3 Blast 540-22 USB3 review

    Palicomp's great value Core i3 Blast 540-22 USB3 budget desktop PC will make an excellent choice for non-gamers who want a powerful, upgradable machine.

    £499 inc VAT

    Score - 9 out of 10

  • Eclipse Solar i54r567 review

    Eclipse's Solar i54r567 is an ideal desktop PC for gamers on a budget, delivering more than five times the framerates of other Windows 7 computers at this price level.

    £499 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • CyberPower Infinity i3 Apollo XT review

    The CyberPower Infinity i3 Apollo XT budget desktop PC's striking looks will appeal to gamers, but can its internals live up to this strong first impression?

    £499 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10



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