Ti computers Value 1500 PC
- Dedicated graphics, 250mm side mounted fan, upgrade potential, four front loading USB ports.
- nothing of note
The TI Value 1500 is a tough little system. Between the encoding, gaming and World Bench 5 tests you're looking at a good all round package that will do just about anything you need and has some upgrade potential for when the time comes.
Price$ 1,499.00 (AUD)
An excellent example of a complete package for a reasonable price, the TI Value 1500 includes a 17in BenQ LCD monitor as well as a basic keyboard and mouse. It held up quite well in our performance tests and the gaming capabilities achieved moderate scores as well. A good jack-of-all-trades, this PC should handle most users' needs and has room to boost performance with an upgrade.
Beneath the stock Intel cooler lies an E6400 2.13GHz Intel Core 2 Duo CPU, supported by 1GB of Kingston 533MHz DDR2 RAM. With these running the show, the TI Value PC landed an impressive score of 118 in our World Bench 5 test, more than enough to run even the more demanding software packages available today and provides a good platform for the Windows Vista operating system.
We ran an MP3 encoding test by encoding 53 minutes worth of WAV files to 192Kbps MP3s, which the TI Value completed in just one minute 53 seconds. This score is fairly indicative of the CPU and suggests the system should suffice for most people's encoding needs. Also installed is a Palit GeForce 7600GT graphics card which is still a reliable card that's holding its own against the waves of new graphics cards.
We ran 3DMark 2006 as well as 2001 SE to see how the system performed. In 3DMark 2006 it scored 3286 which is a good score for most current games, even at medium to high quality settings. In 3DMark 2001 SE it achieved 26,317 which is overkill for any older games. We also tested it using F.E.A.R., in which it scored 31fps (frames per second) at maximum settings, including 4x anti-aliasing (AA) and 16x anisotropic filtering (AF) at a resolution of 1280x960. Dropping the resolution to 1024x768 produced a more playable average of 45fps. In Quake 4 it scored an easy 77.1fps, more than enough for smooth gaming.
This system comes a DVD re-writer and has a 250GB hard drive and a 3.5in floppy drive. The cable clutter within the case is kept to a minimum since the graphics card doesn't require a dedicated power cable and only these three devices and the motherboard require them. The 250mm fan on the side panel draws more than enough air into the case, directly cooling the motherboard and assisting the cooling of the graphics card and CPU. The glowing 120mm fan at the front of the PC directly cools the hard drive, but also helps push air from the front of the case out a grill at the rear.
The Intel 965L TCK motherboard has six USB ports on the rear panel as well as one FireWire port and one gigabit Ethernet port. There are four 3.5in hard drive bays, three of which are free so adding more drives should be easy enough.
Join the newsletter!
Apple Watch Series 6
Amazon Echo Dot with Clock (4th Gen)
WD My Passport™ SSD
Bang and Olufsen Beosound Stage - Dolby Atmos Soundbar
LiTMUS LAB Dakota Side Table
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
Toys for Boys
ASUS ROG, ACRONYM partner for Special Edition Zephyrus G14
Nakamichi Delta 100 3-Way Hi Fi Speaker System
Bose SoundLink Revolve Bluetooth Speaker
WD_BLACK™ SN850 NVMe™ SSD
Sony WF-1000XM3 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones
Theragun PRO Percussive Therapy Device
Sony Playstation 5
Fender Fullerton Ukele
Philips Sonicare Diamond Clean 9000 Toothbrush
Fujiflim Instax Square SQ1
Lego Mindstorms Robot Inventor
Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit for Nintendo Switch
Garmin vívofit® jr. 2
MSI Modern 14
SunnyBunny Snowflakes 20 LED Solar Powered Fairy String
MSI GE66 Dragonshield Limited Edition
Dickie Toy Remote Control Mega Crane Set
Teac 7 inch Swivel Screen Portable DVD Player
Kindle Paperwhite eReader (10th Gen)
Most Popular Reviews
- 1 Google Pixel 5 Review: Soft Reboot
- 2 Sonos Arc review: The Main Event
- 3 Samsung Galaxy Z Flip review: Killer form-factor, lethal price-tag
- 4 Oppo A5Xs review: Cutting corners
- 5 Garmin Fenix 5 fitness tracker smartwatch review
Latest News Articles
- PC sales soar, Apple has a big quarter
- Dells new XPS Desktop looks to be a premium powerhouse PC
- MSI's Prestige P100 Desktop pitches itself as an alternative to the pricey Mac Pro
- Intel's new NUC trades size for scope
- MSI newest gaming desktop has 5G connectivity
PCW Evaluation Team
Ultimately this laptop has achieved everything I would hope for in a laptop for work, while fitting that into a form factor and weight that is remarkable.
This smart laptop was enjoyable to use and great to work on – creating content was super simple.
It really doesn’t get more “gaming laptop” than this.
As the Maserati or BMW of laptops, it would fit perfectly in the hands of a professional needing firepower under the hood, sophistication and class on the surface, and gaming prowess (sports mode if you will) in between.
The MSI PS63 is an amazing laptop and I would definitely consider buying one in the future.
This small mobile printer is exactly what I need for invoicing and other jobs such as sending fellow tradesman details or step-by-step instructions that I can easily print off from my phone or the Web.
- Sonos Arc review: The Main Event
- Google Pixel 5 Review: Soft Reboot
- How the Xbox Series X (and xCloud) saved me from buying a gaming PC
- Which flagship TV is best? Sony 4K HDR Bravia 2016 versus LG 4K HDR OLED 2016
- 10 Blu-ray movies / Best looking Blu-ray movies