|Product||Origin Chronos (February 2012)||Apple Mac Mini with Fusion Drive (fall 2012)||Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon 27 (Core i5)||Maingear F131 (Core i7 3770K, May 2012)|
|Price||$1,199.00||$1,149.00||$1,699.00||Pricing is currently unavailable.|
|CNET editors' rating||4 stars||4 stars||3.5 stars||4 stars|
|Average user rating||4.5 stars||3.5 stars||2.5 stars||0 stars|
|Release date||February 1, 2012||Info unavailable||Info unavailable||May 1, 2012|
|Bottom line|| |
The Origin Chronos shows the strength of small boutique vendors with a fast, affordable, and compact little desktop that I can recommend to any PC gamer.
With or without its new Fusion hybrid drive, Apple finally has a Mac Mini that competes well against mainstream Windows PCs in the same price range.
Tabletop PCs may not be fully ready for the mainstream, but this coffee-table-size version from Lenovo is fun to use, and doubles as a solid all-in-one desktop.
If you're in the market for a $3,000 gaming PC, the attractive, blazing fast Maingear F131 should be first on your list.
|Product Description|| |
Chronos (February 2012) - 2nd Gen Core i5 4.7 GHz
Origin Chronos i3-2100
Mac Mini (Fall 2012) - 3rd Gen Core i7 2.6 GHz
- Core i3 27 in
Intel 2nd Gen Core i5 4.7 GHz ( Quad-Core )
1 2 i3-2100
Intel 3rd Gen Core i7 2.6 GHz ( Quad-Core )
Intel Core i3
|Operating System|| |
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Apple Mac OS X Mountain Lion
Microsoft Windows 8
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