84
Global
Score
84

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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Model
Level 1

Key Specs

Type
Gaming
Bundled OS
Windows
Processor speed
3.3 GHz
System RAM
8 GB

General

Type
Gaming
Bundled OS
Windows (8.1)

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i5) (4590)
Processor speed
3.3 GHz
Number of CPUs
1
Number of cores (per CPU)
Quad-core

Video

Graphics adapter
Discrete (NVIDIA)

Optical media

Optical drives
1 (Slot loading)

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
8 GB

Connections

USB (front)
3.0, 2.0 (2 port(s)) (2 port(s))
Thunderbolt
no
FireWire (rear)
no
FireWire (front)
no

Audio

Audio inputs
Array
Audio outputs
Array

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
yes (SD)

Removable disks

Removable disk drive
no
Model
Level 2

Key Specs

Type
Gaming
Bundled OS
Windows
Processor speed
3.5 GHz
System RAM
8 GB

General

Type
Gaming
Bundled OS
Windows (8.1)

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i5) (4690K)
Processor speed
3.5 GHz
Number of CPUs
1
Number of cores (per CPU)
Quad-core

Video

Graphics adapter
Discrete (NVIDIA)

Optical media

Optical drives
1 (Slot loading)

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
8 GB

Connections

USB (front)
3.0, 2.0 (2 port(s)) (2 port(s))
Thunderbolt
no
FireWire (rear)
no
FireWire (front)
no

Audio

Audio inputs
Array
Audio outputs
Array

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
yes (SD)

Removable disks

Removable disk drive
no
Model
Level 3

Key Specs

Type
Gaming
Bundled OS
Windows
Processor speed
4 GHz
System RAM
16 GB

General

Type
Gaming
Bundled OS
Windows (8.1)

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i7) (4790K)
Processor speed
4 GHz
Number of CPUs
1
Number of cores (per CPU)
Quad-core

Video

Graphics adapter
Discrete (NVIDIA)

Optical media

Optical drives
1 (Slot loading)

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
16 GB

Connections

USB (front)
3.0, 2.0 (2 port(s)) (2 port(s))
Thunderbolt
no
FireWire (rear)
no
FireWire (front)
no

Audio

Audio inputs
Array
Audio outputs
Array

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
yes (SD)

Removable disks

Removable disk drive
no
Model
Battlebox Edition

Key Specs

Type
Gaming
Bundled OS
Windows
Processor speed
4 GHz
System RAM
16 GB

General

Type
Gaming
Bundled OS
Windows (8.1)

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i7) (4790K)
Processor speed
4 GHz
Number of CPUs
1
Number of cores (per CPU)
Quad-core

Video

Graphics adapter
Discrete (NVIDIA)

Optical media

Optical drives
1 (Slot loading)

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
16 GB

Connections

USB (front)
3.0, 2.0 (2 port(s)) (2 port(s))
Thunderbolt
no
FireWire (rear)
no
FireWire (front)
no

Audio

Audio inputs
Array
Audio outputs
Array

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
yes (SD)

Removable disks

Removable disk drive
no