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We started our performance testing with our own in-house built tests. These consist of some automated tasks like encoding mp3s, photo editing, and file compression, which we simply run and time how long they take to complete. Initially each test is run individually, then we run them in pairs to test multi-tasking performance. It may not be as thorough a test as the likes of PCMark but for a short sharp indicator of CPU, RAM, hard drive, and motherboard performance, it does us quite nicely.
As I've been alluding to, the G92 Pulse Pro is a very capable machine that for everyday tasks like these competes very well with any similarly priced machine. I've compared to a similarly priced system from Dell, a slightly more expensive system from PC Specialist, and I've even thrown in results for the super expensive Ultra Violet Genesis XOC gaming PC to give you an idea of what spending five times the amount of money will get you and, as you can see, the Mesh system certainly isn't put to shame.
Next we fired up the new and very much improved version of PCMark, PCMark Vantage. This is the first time we've run this on a PC in our labs, even though Andy's been using it for notebook testing for a while, so direct comparison isn't possible. However, the program's free to download so if you want to see how the Mesh system compares to your current setup, give it a try. If we compare to a very capable gaming notebook, like the Rock Xtreme 770 T7800-8800 that costs over £2,000, it is quite clear that the Elite Inspire Plus is faster on every score.
The final part of our testing brings us to perhaps the most important element of the Mesh G92 Pulse Pro, and that's its gaming performance. We've run four games; a couple of which are older and two more that are bang up to date. As we've seen previously, Crysis is an incredibly demanding game so it's no surprise the PC struggles to remain playable at High detail settings. Apart from that, though, you've got yourself a very capable gaming station.
The Mesh G92 Pulse Pro may not be the most glamorous of PCs but, like any good workhorse, it delivers the goods when and where you need it. If you want a PC that'll do all you need for the entire family and still have the grunt to play the latest games, this has to be one of the best systems we've seen. You'd better hurry, though, this special offer review system may not be around for long.