CyberPower - Overview

CyberPower is a prominent PC supplier, and we already looked at one of their high-end systems along with providing a short profile of the company. We also recommended them in our Holiday Pre-Built Systems Guide as our midrange choice. Today we test a system similar to that configuration, and take a closer look at how CyberPower stacks up in the midrange price arena.

We've covered CyberPower's history as well our ordering impressions in our previous review. As an overview, we'll restate here what was said in our holiday buyer's guide:

"In our look at their Xtreme XI, we found their margins were quite small, which translates into more hardware for your dollar. They also cover their systems with a 3-year warranty, lifetime 24/7 technical support, and offer a 30-day money-back guarantee with no restocking fee, which is a great option when making a purchase as a gift. Our main criticism of CyberPower is that they have a vast array of choices on their website that change frequently, which makes it very difficult to reference a particular system."

In brief, the small price premium coupled with the warranty and technical support make them a solid choice for buyers looking for value and performance. They're also great for technical buyers that are interested in choosing components but lack the time or inclination to build and set up a system themselves. This same flexibility can be daunting for some buyers, as their site is filled with systems and component choices, and they lack some of the true customization frills and coddling that buyers want in the high-end $4000 and up range.

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  • ev0styLe - Tuesday, March 03, 2009 - link

    :) Reply
  • C'DaleRider - Tuesday, March 03, 2009 - link

    I open the AT main page, find an article titled: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250: A Rebadged 9800 GTX+.

    Read the snippet of the first paragraph, "First it was the 8800 GT, then the 8800 GTS 512, then the 9800 GT then the 9800 GTX and shrunk down to the 9800.."

    Intrigued, I click on it and get an article about a prebuilt Cyberpower computer.....talk about letdowns!

    Not to belittle, but I'm MUCH more interested in nVidia's "new" card release and how it tests out vs. a prebuilt computer.



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  • pmonti80 - Tuesday, March 03, 2009 - link

    Sorry to hijack the article comments but I'm wondering the same as C'Dale Rider.
    ¿Problems with Nvida for telling the truth?
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  • JarredWalton - Tuesday, March 03, 2009 - link

    No, just we had some engine issues... missing images and such. I don't have the images or I'd put them on the server and set the article to "live" again. Anand and Derek have been notified; sorry for the delays. Reply

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