Power And Heat
The $500 machine surprised us a little with its reasonable gaming performance, and surprises us again with its low power consumption.
We knew its dual-core, four-thread Core i3 processor was miserly, but this level of power conservation surpasses expecations.
Anyone who doesn’t like the $2000 machine’s GPU temperatures should blame the builder, since its fan speeds were manually adjusted. The point was to keep its GPUs below the thermal threshold, while creating the least-possible amount of noise.