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Packard Bell iXtreme M5850, first impressions of a desktop design that boasts

In the last presentation of the catalog of new products, Packard Bell, we left on the shelf the review of his most powerful desktop for this year, the Packard Bell iXtreme M5850 . Now, with all the data at our disposal, we can do as a first contact.

The truth is that the iXtreme M5850, and is well endowed in terms of power, it also boasts an attractive design for what are usually assembled desktops as standard. That and a relatively content (from 799 euros depending on configuration) could become one of those recommended for this year in its sector.

Tron Style

Starting with the high before the hearing, the Packard Bell iXtreme semitorre M5850 is for use with a shiny black plastic cover, somewhat sensitive to traces of thick fingers and dust, but undeniably beautiful. Put the icing on the aesthetic lines of white LED light hidden in the seams just the equipment and more than one will remind Tron aesthetic.

In terms of structure include three elements. The first is the front external connections located at the top of the front and includes a full card reader, two USB 2.0 ports and the usual microphone and headphone jacks. On either side are two buttons used to activate an automatic backup according to configuration. The other provides access to image folders on your computer. At the top, a third button turns the decorative lighting.

The second interesting area is at the top, shaped like a tray. In it we find a loading zone and connecting USB 2.0 devices with two and a kind of dock protected by a screw cap on the wires that surplus which we connected.

Finally, under the BluRay drive tray discovered a bay hot-removable storage units of 3.5 inches. We say that the first time extracted to disk to get Windows 7 Home Premiums hung well hung. After the relevant reboot, the system worked smoothly. We could test unit had a primary hard drive and removable 1TB of 650GB. Anyway, the configuration is completely flexible and can install the most demanding up to 6TB.

Rear connections and components

The top brings together the bulk of connections, with 6 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0, Dual DVI, Dual HDMI, ethernet, keyboard and mouse. Inside, the Packard Bell iXtreme M5880 integrates an Intel Core i7 2600 to 3.4 Ghz quad-core and 8-core processing. The processor may be subjected to overclocking up to 3.8GHz.

Accompany this chip 4GB of DDR3 RAM and a GeForce GTX 460 with 1GB of memory. Unable to enter thorough testing of performance, the M5880 iXtreme agility behaves when opening several heavy applications like video playback simultaneously.

Overall the absence of further analysis, the great Packard Bell desktops this year we liked. Apart from a powerful configuration and to the point, the exterior design is attractive and undoubtedly has extensive configuration options for custom PC fans.

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