Top positive review
2 March 2018
Well, first thing first, I opted for the £200 (250GB) model because the processor is an i5-3570 (Ivy bridge) running at 3.40 Ghz. The more expensive models have larger HDD (some with SSD) and more RAM (8 GB), but the processor is a i5-3470 (3.10 Ghz). So I figured it would be less hassle to get the one with the faster processor and just upgrade the RAM (which I did with a 240pin DDR3 8Gb single stick from crucial) and HDD later. EDIT: Also comes with a USB WiFi Adaptor. Very handy.
I will eventually get an NVIDIA GTX 1050ti Low profile as it can fit this slim profile.
Another thing I'm rather pleased about is that it comes preloaded with Windows 10 and Office 365*, as well as ESET internet security.
*you need to have a licence key or a 365 account which I already have from work.
So effectively I have a decent spec machine, with all the software, that doesn't look dorky, is smart and slim, for about £200. ☺️
1. 8 GB Crucial RAM (£56.98 at time of writing, https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B008KSHQBU)
2. 1 TB Seagate HDD (£35.98 ATOW, https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01LY65EVG)
3. GTX 1050 Ti 4GB (£171.21 ATOW, https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01N683IAQ)
PC spec: i5 3570, Windows 10, 11 GB RAM, 1TB HDD, GTX 1050 Ti £464.17.
Probably not the most efficient upgrade path, but I'm satisfied with the specs on what is kind of a 'sleeper', low profile PC that still packs a punch. Might just consider one more RAM stick, but think that's pretty much it. Only thing I would warn potential buyers is that the PSU is not upgradeable and it's a slim form factor - so bear these in mind if you're looking to upgrade to a full GPU in the future.