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Ginger 6 G6 Nexus review

Our Rating :
Price when reviewed : £550
inc VAT

Ginger6 has put together a decent package with the G6 Nexus, but it looks underspecified compared to other PCs at the same price


2.8GHz Intel Core i5-2300, 4GB RAM, 22in 1,920×1,080 display, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit


On the front panel are two USB ports, with another six on the rear, and two of these support USB3. You have a generous choice of multimedia outputs too: video can be handled by VGA, DVI or HDMI ports, while audio is catered for with six 3.5mm jacks and an optical S/PDIF output. The latter is only really useful if you have old AV equipment that doesn’t have an HDMI input.

Ginger 6 G6 Nexus Back

The monitor is a 22in AOC model with a Full HD resolution and a USB pass-through socket. Interestingly, the USB port is placed on the top edge of the monitor which AOC seems to think is ideal for a webcam. However most webcams aren’t designed to take advantage of this – instead, they usually come with a clip and a long USB cable. Image quality isn’t bad though, and despite not having the brightest or most even backlight, colours were vibrant and contrast was good.

Ginger 6 G6 Nexus

Viewed on its own, there’s little to fault in the G6 Nexus, and the two-year collect-and-return warranty is very good. However, if you prefer to get more hardware for your money, the Palicomp Phoenix i5 Laser is more powerful and, without its poor monitor, is great value at £485. If you want a complete package, the Dino PC Jurassic 2500 comes with twice the hard disk space, a Blu-ray drive and a 24in monitor.

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Basic Specifications

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Processor Intel Core i5-2300
Processor external bus 100MHz (Sandy Bridge DMI)
Processor multiplier x28
Processor clock speed 2.8GHz
Processor socket LGA1155
Memory 4
Memory type DDR3
Maximum memory 32GB
Motherboard Asustek P8H67-M Pro
Motherboard chipset Intel H67 (B3)


USB2 ports (front/rear) 2/6
Firewire ports (front/rear) 0/0
eSATA ports (front/rear) 0/0
Wired network ports 1x 10/100/1000
Wireless networking support none

Internal Expansion

Case tower
PCI-E x1 slots (free) 0 (0)
PCI-E x16 slots (free) 2 (2)
Free Serial ATA ports 4
Free memory slots 2
Free 3.5in drive bays 4

Hard Disk

Hard disk model(s) Western Digital Caviar Blue (WD5000AAKX)
Interface SATA3
Total storage capacity 500GB


Graphics card(s) Intel HD Graphics 2000
Graphics/video ports VGA, DVI, HDMI


Sound Realtek HD Audio
Sound outputs 7.1 line out, optical S/PDIF out
Speakers none

Removable Drives

Supported memory cards none
Optical drive type(s) DVD+/-RW +/-DL


Viewable size 22 in
Screen model AOC e2241Vwa
Native resolution 1,920×1,080
Screen inputs VGA, DVI

Other Hardware

Keyboard Microsoft Wired Keyboard 400
Mouse Microsoft Basic Optical Mouse


Software included none
Operating system Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Operating system restore option Windows disc

Buying Information

Warranty two years collect and return
Price £550

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