Friday, 21 August 2009

MESH LAUNCHES CUTE: FULL HD COMPUTING FROM £399

London, UK – 18th August 2009:

MESH Computers today announced the launch of its CUTE range of FULL HD systems, in a variety of colours, with prices starting at just £399 inc vat.


Armed with a Blu-Ray drive, Radeon HD graphics and a DVB-T Tuner, this system defines a new usage model for the 21st century... one in which consumer-friendly PCs are affordable, fully featured and provide a full set of multi-media functionality through a customer’s existing HD TV.

The unit itself uses a mini-ITX chassis available in 4 colours (Red, White, Blue and Black), with a 2.7GHz dual core AMD processor and AMD 780G chipset mainboard – which features the Radeon HD 3200 graphics processor (includes Avivo visual processing technology).

The Blu-Ray drive plays full HD films, silky smooth at 1080p, as well as allowing the creation of CDs and DVDs – all of which is made easy through CyberLink’s Blu-Ray Suite (supplied).

Tony Riccardi, Sales and Marketing Director for MESH Computers said, “When you consider that customers can pay hundreds simply for a Blu-Ray player in their living room, the MESH Cute solution is a bargain. It’s a great little PC that draws around 100w – so it’s economical too”.

“You also need to consider the new usage models for the living room. Wanting to see Youtube videos or music with your family and friends, watching things on iPlayer that you may have missed as well as having a huge additional hard drive for recording TV programmes through the DVB-T card”.

Speaking about the raw processing power of the new MESH Cute range, Riccardi said “With a dual core AMD processor running at 2.7GHz, there’s plenty of power under the Cute’s tiny bonnet”.

Available immediately in 4 colours, the MESH Cute starts at £399 inc vat.

MESH Computers has been designing, manufacturing and supporting PC systems in the UK since 1987 and has its headquarters in London.
Support lines are open Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 8:00pm with additional support also available on Saturdays from 9:00am to 4:00pm.

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Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Mesh XGS PII 955CS wins Computer Shopper Best Buy award

At MESH we always try to put together award winning systems, and we're happy to say that we've done it again with the Mesh XGS PII 955CS, which has just been awarded a Best Buy by Computer Shopper magazine.

The XGS PII 955CS recorded 5 out of 5 stars rating and Computer Shopper reviewer Kat Orphanides summed up the review as saying "We're not sure how Mesh can provide 8GB of RAM, a 1TB hard disk and a top-notch processor for only £800, but we're certainly impressed"

To celebrate this win, MESH are offering a £50 discount of the ticket price on this system - simply use the voucher code 50XGS230809G to qualify!

For the full review, please visit expertreviews.co.uk or read the whole thing below.

Mesh's XGS PII 955CS has a 3.2GHz Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition processor, the fastest in AMD's current range, and a huge 8GB of memory. This combination gives excellent performance at a reasonable price. The Overall score of 112 in our application benchmarks was 12 per cent quicker than our reference PC. Most users won't make full use of all that memory, but those editing HD video will certainly feel the benefits. If you need even more power, the Black Edition processor gives plenty of overclocking options.

The ATI Radeon HD 4770 graphics card helped the 955CS to a high frame rate of 54.8fps in Call of Duty 4 and 25.1fps on the challenging Crysis test. It's easy to boost frame rates in Crysis by reducing the anti-aliasing setting. We've seen more powerful cards in £800 PCs before, but unless you're a serious gamer the HD 4770 is a good choice, which is why it's our current Best Buy.

All this impressive hardware is slotted into Mesh's latest own-brand chassis. The black-and-red case looks rather snazzy, and should please anyone

who likes their PC to stand out. Inside, there's a 1TB hard disk for storage, and plenty of room to install extra drives. We liked the convenient USB, eSATA, FireWire and audio ports mounted above the front fascia. It's well built, but although it has vibration-dampening hard disk caddies, there's no other sound-proofing. This makes it a bit noisy when compared to systems with sound-proofed cases such as Mesh's award-winning Matrix II 940CS. It's also power-hungry, consuming 148W when simply idling.

The Asus M4A79 Pro motherboard is well designed, with everything sensibly laid out. With the graphics card in place, only one of the two PCI-E x1 slots is available. However, there are three PCI slots, too, so you shouldn't have any trouble adding expansion cards.

Logitech's Deluxe 660 cordless keyboard and mouse set mean you aren't tied to your PC with cables. They work well enough, but the keyboard feels somewhat spongy. The 22in widescreen Iiyama ProLite E2208HDS monitor is outstanding, with a fast 2ms response time, a 1,920x1,080 resolution and great image quality. Colour saturation wasn't as vivid as we've seen from some screens, but this is an excellent display whether you want to play games, watch HD movies or work with multiple applications.

The XGS PII 955CS is fantastic value. It comes with more processor power and RAM than any similarly priced system we've seen. The ATI Radeon HD 4770's performance isn't powerful enough to excite serious gamers, but it's still quick enough to handle the latest games. The XGS PII 955CS is a great choice for those wanting a really powerful PC. It wins our Best Buy award.

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