Cube247 have a new website

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It’s nice to see Cube247 finally have a new website, and it’s looking great.

More than a few months back they relaunched their site only to discover there were problems with it and it was promptly downgraded to a very simple and static brochure-ware site.

The new design looks great, and I love the customization facility for each PC package. That’s definitely something that I look for when buying a new PC: the ability to customize it to my needs/whims, rather than simply buying an off-the-shelf product.

I particularly like the look of the Taurus ST10 with its ‘basic’ setup of:

  • Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Intel Core 4 Quad Q6600 Processor
  • 8192MB Corsair DDR II 667 Memory
  • 1500GB SATA II Seagate Storage – RAID Stripe
  • NEC 7170 Multi Format DVD/CD ReWriter
  • ATI Radeon 1024MB PCI Express Quad Monitor Graphics
  • 7.1 HD Surround Sound
  • Intel Core 2 Duo Deluxe Motherboard
  • Sony Floppy Disk Drive
  • DVD/CD ROM Drive
  • 3 x 19″ TFT 8MS Flat Panel Screens
  • Microsoft Wireless Multimedia Keyboard
  • Microsoft Wireless Optical Mouse
  • Creative Inspire 6100 5.1 Speaker System
  • 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN
  • 12 x USB2 Ports
  • Firewire

I’m most impressed that while it comes by default with Windows Vista Home Premium, for £30 extra you can upgrade it to Windows XP:

Microsoft Windows XP Pro SP2

Now that’s the kind of upgrade options that I like.

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 47 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Scrum master at Vision Ltd, Dundee. Latterly, web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and former warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall. Enneagram type FOUR and introvert, I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, write, draw and laugh… a lot.

5 thoughts on “Cube247 have a new website”

  1. The machine truly is drool worthy, but the only problem is, would the local minister for war and finance permit the purchase of such a machine?

    I’ll leave my thoughts of your subtle jabs at my precious vista for another day..

  2. 12 USB ports? and I thought I had over kill when I have a max of 6 used.

    mind you, £1480, for all that, not too shabby if you get XP pre installed to be honest.

    aww look, it still has a floopy disk drive! But keeping with the top of the range kit out, its a Sony drive!

  3. I have this machine and the power it has is good. But i would say that you should upgrage to the sound card as the built in one has crap ports. I upgraded to 3×19″widescreens. the make is hannspree. and the model is new york. I have had the machine since the 2nd november 2007 and i’m having major problems with vista. The machine constantly restarts itself and when i disabled the auto restart function i began getting blue screens. i trust that cube will be sorting this out in the near future because as it is it’s no good for either video editing nor 3d animation.

  4. Hi, it’s a bit offtopic but may I ask you where did you get this blog template? I’m going to start bloggin as well, I’m a bit noob though but I really like it 😉 Let me know…

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