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CyberPower Infinity Apollo Elite review

Our Rating :
Price when reviewed : £550
inc VAT

Despite a dedicated graphics card, 3D performance isn't great. The budget could have been better spent on the monitor and other components


3.3GHz Intel Core i5-2500, 4GB RAM, 22in 1,920×1,080 display, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit


Externally, we were disappointed not to find any USB3 ports. You get a fairly standard complement of eight USB ports, but two of these are taken up by a budget keyboard and mouse set from Logitech. We found the keys a bit bouncy, and the mouse felt too light, but they’re usable. Audio outputs are limited to three analogue minijack sockets, although you can output digital audio as well as video via the graphics card’s HDMI port.

CyberPower Infinity Apollo Elite back

Another wasted investment is the AOC F22+ monitor. It’s not the worst display, but compared to the LED-backlit models available with other systems it’s dull and lacks contrast. The backlight was uneven and colours were washed out. The F22+ has a DVI input, but CyberPower doesn’t include a DVI cable in the box, so you’ll have to start with an analogue VGA connection. The monitor’s auto-configuration works quite well, so the image was much crisper than on some analogue connections.

You can buy the Infinity Apollo Elite for £457 without the monitor, making it much better value, but we still can’t recommend it. The Palicomp Phoenix i5 Laser costs £485 without the monitor, but gives you far more room for expansion, with two free RAM slots and an empty PCI-E x16 slot, plus a 1TB hard disk and a Blu-ray drive. If you don’t already have a monitor, the Dino PC Jurassic 2500 has a great 24in BenQ display, and still has room for a graphics card should you wish to upgrade later.

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Basic Specifications

Rating **
Processor Intel Core i5-2500
Processor external bus 100MHz (Sandy Bridge DMI)
Processor multiplier x33
Processor clock speed 3.3GHz
Processor socket LGA1155
Memory 4
Memory type DDR3
Maximum memory 16GB
Motherboard Asustek P8H67-M LX
Motherboard chipset Intel H67 Express


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) 1 (1)
PCI-E x16 slots (free) 1 (0)
Free Serial ATA ports 4
Free memory slots 0
Free 3.5in drive bays 4

Hard Disk

Hard disk model(s) Samsung SpinPoint F1 HD502HJ
Interface SATA2
Total storage capacity 500GB


Graphics card(s) Nvidia GeForce GT 520
Graphics/video ports VGA, DVI, HDMI


Sound Realtek HD Audio
Sound outputs 5.1 line out
Speakers none

Removable Drives

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


Viewable size 22 in
Screen model AOC F22+
Native resolution 1,920×1,080
Screen inputs VGA, DVI

Other Hardware

Keyboard Logitech Deluxe 250 Keyboard
Mouse Logitech B110


Software included Microsoft Office 2010 Starter
Operating system Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Operating system restore option Windows disc

Buying Information

Warranty three years RTB (three years labour, one year parts)
Price £550

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