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Group test: What's the best family PC

Top 5 family PCs you can buy

PC Advisor reviews the Top 5 family PCs you can buy in the UK right now. Updated, 8/2/2013

 


5.Eclipse Solar i5357N66Ti

Reviewed on: 24 January 2013
RRP: £929 inc VAT
Rating: 4/5

The Eclipse Solar i5357N66Ti is an undeniably fast PC, but also very expensive. If you're prepared to pay the extra, you'll get a considerable boost in gaming performance and also the possibility to overclock the system. However, we suspect many family users may prefer to spend their budget on more relevant features such as a card reader or Wi-Fi.


4. PC Specialist Vanquish HD-660

Reviewed on: 25 January 2013
RRP: £899 inc VAT
Rating: 4/5

The PC Specialist Vanquish HD-660 is a very powerful system, delivering high overall benchmark results and good frame rates in our gaming tests. It's housed in an attractive and practical system case and comes with an excellent monitor. It's not cheap, however.


3. Arbico Elite 3565XL

Reviewed on: 24 January 2013
RRP: £749 inc VAT
Rating: 4/5

The Arbico Elite 3565XL is a compact family PC that manages to pack in plenty of features including a performance-boosting 60B SSD and a Blu-ray drive.


2. CyberPower Ultra Scylla SE (MKII)

Reviewed on: 24 January 2013
RRP: £699 inc VAT
Rating: 4/5

The CyberPower Ultra Scylla SE is a family PC that offers a great set of features at a decent price. It's not a great performer, but it is a good deal.


1. Chillblast Fusion Lynx

Reviewed on: 24 January 2013
RRP: £799 inc VAT
Rating: 4.5/5

The Chillblast Fusion Lynx is a well-balanced system with good overall performance and enough graphics power for a bit of low-level gaming. It comes with an excellent monitor, plenty of RAM and a roomy 120GB SSD while the system case is one of the best at this price point.

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