ME PC GeForce GTX BATTLEBOX Essential model: MX66948


Quick Description

For certified gaming performance, this build delivers serious horsepower at a sensible price.

Every component is standard so that future upgrades will be fairly straightforward. It also complies with the Geforce GTX Battlebox Essential standard, ensuring great experiences for competitive gaming and VR.

Other Considerations

Here are a few things about this stationary computer which could come as a surprise. For each point, you will find how to fix it (if it's an issue) and how much to budget for it. Not every point below will be a concern, but hopefully, we can keep your surprises to a minimum.

Input Devices not included. Which usually means you will have to supply your own Keyboard and Mouse. You might already have a set from your previous computer. Otherwise, you will have to buy new ones. $40-$500

Speakerless. This stationary computer needs external speakers to play sounds. Your options are to hook it up to a TV or a monitor with built-in speakers, use external speakers or a headset.$0-$500

No Camera or Microphone. If your plans include skyping with family members or playing with your friends online, you would need a webcam or, for best results, a headset and microphone.$40-$380

Screenless. If you don't already have a monitor from your last computer, you could connect this stationary computer to a TV or get a new monitor.$115-$1700

No Wi-Fi. This stationary computer cannot connect to a wireless network out-of-the-box. This is a common situation with high-end desktop computers because because wired networks usually perform better than Wi-Fi. If you do not have the option to use a wired network, a USB WiFi Receiver can resolve that easily.$15-$75

Assuming you are starting over fresh, you can expect to spend $330 on accessories, for a total cost of $1980.

Currently Exclusive to Memory Express for $1650

Based on 271 days of observation, the ME PC GeForce GTX BATTLEBOX Essential usually costs ~$1650 in Canada. I would say that waiting for a rebate is unlikely to make much of a difference for this product.

Scroll down to find charts comparing the ME PC GeForce GTX BATTLEBOX Essential to similar devices, to see how well it runs your favorite apps and to find where it can be bought from.



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Here's how the ME PC GeForce GTX BATTLEBOX Essential ranks compared to similar devices. The more stars there are, the better (except for the price row).

Stationary Computers

Bang for the Buck4.5/5
Versatility for the Price4/5
General-purpose power2.5/5
Graphical power4/5
Ease of Maintenance5/5

Tower Computers

Bang for the Buck4.5/5
Versatility for the Price3/5
General-purpose power1.5/5
Graphical power3.5/5
Ease of Maintenance5/5

All Smart Devices

Bang for the Buck5/5
Versatility for the Price4.5/5
General-purpose power4/5
Graphical power4.5/5
Ease of Maintenance5/5

The Meaty details

The Specs

Operating System: Windows
Processor: Intel Core i5-7600
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060
Memory: 16.00 GB
Storage: 1 TB + 256 GB (~1.25 TB)
Screen Size: No built-in screen.
Dimensions: 22.00 × 50.00 × 47.50 cm
Weight: 13.00 kg

The features

  • Upgradable and Maintainable
  • Fixed storage: 72000+ RPM hard drive (fast)
  • Fixed storage: Solid State (very fast)
  • DisplayPort
  • DVI
  • HDMI
  • PS/2
  • USB 2
  • USB 3.1
  • USB Type-A
  • USB Type-C
  • Ethernet 10
  • Ethernet 100
  • Ethernet 1000 (Gigabit)
  • Built-in Number Pad
  • 3.5mm Stereo jack
  • Analog Surround Sound Output
  • Optical S/PDIF output
  • Multiple Monitor Support
  • Paired Memory

Repair / Upgrade Options

Score Ease of Maintenance
Memory Upgrade8/10Easy project for an enthusiast
Data Storage8/10Easy project for an enthusiast
Graphics Upgrade8/10Easy project for an enthusiast

What it's capable of

Here are the tasks this computer can handle and how easily it'll breeze through it. A 5-star rating means it should handle the task at a professional level, a 1-star rating means it can do it, but it likely won't be a pleasant experience.

Activities it will handle

  • Web & Communication

    The basics 5/5
    Design Websites 5/5
  • Audio & Visual medias

    The basics 5/5
    Music Production 5/5
    Drawing and Illustrations 5/5
    Photo Editing 5/5
    Video Editing 4/5
  • Texts & Numbers

    The basics 5/5
  • Video Games

    Casual and Mobile Games 5/5
    Enthusiast Games 5/5
    Triple-A Video Games 4/5
  • 3D and CAD

    The basics 4/5

Programs, Apps and Games it will handle

Activity ratings are good but sometimes, you want to be absolutely sure your next purchase will be able to run a specific piece of software.

A 1 star rating means the program'll be usable (according to the developer's own definition; some are more demanding than others); 3 stars mean recommended specs are met with this device; 5 stars will means you will have plenty of overhead to handle uncommon uses of that program like mods, plug-ins and more.

Web & Communication (8 / 8)

Texts & Numbers (7 / 7)

Drawing and Illustrations (7 / 7)

Audio & Visual medias (2 / 2)

3D and CAD (7 / 7)

Music Production (4 / 6)

Photo Editing (3 / 3)

Video Editing (3 / 3)

Video Games (8 / 10)

Enthusiast Games (38 / 38)

Triple-A Video Games (30 / 30)

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