Gamers looking for a beast of a machine need not look further than the Alienware X51 desktop. Its power-innards are housed in a slim and compact profile letting you place it vertically or horizontally, depending on your space constraints.
Besides, you also get the Alienware Command Center, which features software to let you customize performance settings for each game, set lighting themes, and manage power consumption.
Of course, most of the components can be upgraded for a price.
3.3GHz Intel Core i3 dual-core processor
4GB DDR3 RAM
1TB hard disk drive
1GB GDDR5 Nvidia GeForce GT545
Slot-loading DVD writer
LAN, Wi-Fi connectivity
7.1 high-def audio output
Alienware keyboard and mouse
No monitor included
Windows 7 Home Premium
Price: Rs 48,900
HTC Desire C
This latest offering from HTC boasts of Beats Audio technology, which promises “rich, clear audio whether you’re listening to music or playing a game” at a mid-level pricing.
And to further differentiate itself from the pack, the Desire C is housed in a durable metal frame, and comes with deep integration of Dropbox (along with 25GB of free online space) to securely back up your documents, videos, music or photos to the cloud.
3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen (480×320 pixels resolution)
512MB RAM, 4GB internal memory, microSD slot up to 32GB
3G, Wi-Fi , Bluetooth, GPS
5-megapixel camera with autofocus and VGA video recording
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, Optimus UI 3.0
Mercury mTab Rio
It’s rare to see a goodquality screen on a low-cost tablet, but Mercury is looking to fix that with its mTab Rio, which features an IPS panel. The main advantage of an IPS panel is that it offers consistent and accurate colour from all viewing angles when compared to traditional LCD screens which display ‘partial true colours’. The slate also rocks a dual-core processor, and claims to be ideal for reading e-books, watching movies, playing games and working on your documents.
9.7-inch IPS capacitive touchscreen (1024×768 pixels)
1.2GHz dual-core processor
1GB RAM, 4GB internal memory, expandable microSD slot up to 32GB
Wi-Fi, USB, HDMI ports
2-MP rear camera, VGA front camera
8000 mAh battery with up to 10 hours back-up
Google Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich
Price: Rs 11,999