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Yoyotech Warbird RS1.3 review

Our Rating :
Price when reviewed : £500
inc VAT

Well-chosen components make the most of the processor’s on-chip graphics, making this PC a capable all-rounder with some scope for gaming


3.4GHz AMD A10-7700K, 8GB RAM, 21.5in 1,920×1,080 display, Windows 8.1


On the front panel, there are two USB ports, along with 3.5mm mic and headphone ports. At the back you’ll find another six USB ports, two of which are USB3. There are also three 3.5mm audio outputs for 5.1 surround sound and PS/2 mouse and keyboard ports. There are HDMI, DVI and VGA outputs for the on-chip graphics.

The PC comes with an AOC e2250Swda, one of our favourite low-cost monitors. The stand doesn’t allow a great range of movement and the screen doesn’t have any extra features to speak of, but it has both VGA and DVI inputs and impressive image quality. In our tests with a colour calibrator, it was able to show 89.3% of the sRGB colour gamut, with a good contrast ratio of 854:1. It’s a fine screen for desktop use and gaming, and just about good enough for colour-sensitive work, although it would be a good idea to calibrate it properly before getting stuck into any serious image editing.

Yoyotech Warbird RS1.3

The supplied Gigabyte mouse and keyboard set is nowhere near as good, though. The mouse, although light, works well enough, but the keyboard is awful. Its layout is good for touch typing, but its incredibly light chassis and rattly, unresponsive keys make it hard to type on. We suggest replacing it at the earliest opportunity.

Although we dislike this PC’s keyboard, this is, generally speaking, a quality system that’s well worth £500. The SSD system disk is a nice touch, although we’d have preferred a little more storage space. The Warbird RS1.3 also comes with a good monitor and fast RAM that makes the most of the processor’s on-chip graphics. However, it’s out-gamed by the Eclipse Galaxy A10 R7-250, while the Best Buy-winning Palicomp AMD Kaveri Evolution comes with a larger 24in monitor.

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Basic Specifications

ProcessorAMD A10-7700K
Processor external bus100MHz (HyperTransport)
Processor multiplierx34
Processor clock speed3.4GHz
Processor socketFM2+
Memory typePC3-17000
Maximum memory32GB
MotherboardMSI A78M-E35
Motherboard chipsetAMD A87


USB2 ports (front/rear)2/6
eSATA ports (front/rear)0/0
Wired network ports1x 10/100/1000
Wireless networking supportnone

Internal Expansion

Casemidi tower
PCI-E x1 slots (free)1 (1)
PCI-E x16 slots (free)1 (1)
Free Serial ATA ports3
Free memory slots0
Free 3.5in drive bays1

Hard Disk

Hard disk model(s)Kingston SV300S37A60G, Toshiba DT01ACA050


Graphics card(s)integrated AMD Radeon R7
Graphics/video portsHDMI, DVI, VGA


SoundRealtek ALC887
Sound outputs5.1 line out, headphone, microphone

Removable Drives

Supported memory cardsnone
Optical drive type(s)DVD+/-RW +/-DL


Viewable size21.5 in
Screen modelAOC e2250Swda
Native resolution1,920×1,080
Screen inputsVGA, DVI

Other Hardware

KeyboardGigabyte KM6150
MouseGigabyte KM6150


Operating systemWindows 8.1
Operating system restore optionWindows disc

Buying Information

Warrantythree years RTB (one year parts, three years labour)

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