Screams through games, competitive pricing
Alienware pricing has come down considerably in the past year, in part because I doubt they were selling any of the way-overpriced models. They just couldn't have been competitive in the marketplace, and the brand name will only get you so far.
In terms of performance, wow. This thing really screams through Crysis 2 and Skyrim, all on Ultra @ 1920x1200. I wasn't totally sure it would given it only utilizes one mid-range video card, but holy crap.
Good buy, good price, I'd recommend it.
Strong gaming performance, even at 2560x1600 in some instances
For those who can afford it as we tested it, the Alienware X51 R2 delivers a premium gaming experience in a compact design that's both stylish and well-suited for the living room. You can also of course configure a less expensive build-out on the Dell Alienware site. Job well done, team AW.
Worth the price
This product has ever thing I needed for a price I could afford. I had a problem with the power supply but service was quick and very professional and it was fixed immediately. Since then no problems. Lots of space for all my music and photos. Again for the price a computer with a large hard drive a monitor thrown in this is a good deal for this dell.
Great for me so far
I got this computer 1.5 months ago and it has been running great. I did replace the power supply with an OCS 600W so I could add an AMD 6870 graphics card and an Intel 120GB SSD as my boot drive. It is fast and now good for gaming. The added graphics card fits fine even though it is really long, the case allows for one long PCIe card. The SSD fit fine in an extra internal HDD space and connected easily to one of the extra SATA3 ports on the MoBo.
Faster Quad Core Intel Processor
Gateway's DX4870-UR20P is a system of trade offs. On the one hand, it offers some of the best overall general performance thanks to the quad core Core i5 processor. In order to have this processor though, the memory and hard drive space is much less than a typical desktop in the $500 price range. The company does at least allow for easy internal upgrades of both the memory and hard drive but these of course would add to the overall cost of the system.
Strong gaming choice for the price
I recently purchased this computer with the idea that I could replace my current setup. The configuration is great, a really strong computer. However, the listed RAM of 32GB cannot be fully used by the computer's motherboard. The Acer AG3620 motherboard can only handle up to 16GB total ram.
Strong processor performance
Acerâ?? s Predator falls afoul of the same issues that have plagued every major manufacturerâ?? s attempt to enter the gaming space. Though competent, the systemâ?? s hardware is designed to serve up an impressive specification sheet instead of awesome gaming. So much more could have been offered if the powerful processor and gobs of RAM were exchanged for a quicker video card. Weâ?? re also disappointed to see upgradability spoiled by the fussy enclosure.
Incredible CPU and GPU performance
There's no way to argue with the performance of the Shift. It's not unusual for a new desktop to outperform the ones we have previously reviewed. Hardware is constantly progressing, so each new system is likely to be quicker than the ones before.
The Shift, however, completely blows away previous systems in numerous benchmarks. The trio of brand new Radeons is certainly part of the reason for its edge, but the Intel Core i7-3960X is also part of the story.
Awesome Gaming Desktop
I have to admit i am blown away by the results of this this PC, it is more then what i expected, At first i thought i would have to change the graphic card for a little more push to play on Ultra setting for games such as World of Warcraft or Call of Duty, but i was wrong, The graphic card is awesome, 1 GB of DDR5 not DDR3, i had all my setting as high as possible and was still getting 60 FPS, I never Lag, the lowest fps i have seen so far was around 35, When i play i normal setting i seen...
Easy Access Hard Drive Tray
Gateway's DX4860-UR20P sets itself apart from other $500 desktops in a few areas but for the most part it is fairly typical. The system does comes with 6GB of memory compared to the normal 4GB. This helps it a bit with multitasking and more demanding tasks but it still isn't well suited for things like desktop video or PC gaming. The inclusion of the SATA drive tray off the front of the case makes it easy to upgrade the storage even if it doesn't offer USB 3.0 or eSATA.
Happy with it
I am pleased with the product and prompt delivery, but not happy that it was offered with a $50 rebate, but after the purchase, when I tried to print the rebate form, it wasn't there. The rebate was a big factor in my decision to purchase this particular item. After contacting both Amazon & Lenovo, neither one was willing to honor the offer. They seemed to not know anything about it. Disappointed with the service, but happy with the product......good sound, web cam and appearance.
Blacks are sort of gray, colors look washed out
Lenovo's C325 is simply unimpressive all around. It's boring to look at, it's a poor performer, and multimedia looks and sounds average at best (and awful at worst). But all is not lost - the C325 has a small footprint, both physically and environmentally, thanks to its decently sleek design and energy-efficient netbook-class processor. Plus, it's fairly cheap.
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