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Dino PC Jurassic 2500 review

Our Rating :
Price when reviewed : £550
inc VAT

A great 24in monitor, fast processor, 1TB hard disk, Blu-ray drive and expansion-friendly case make the Jurassic 2500 a great all-round package


3.3GHz Intel Core i5-2500, 8GB RAM, 24in 1,920×1,080 display, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Dino PC’s Jurassic 2500 may look rather plain, but the large case has plenty of room for expansion. There’s already an Intel Core i5-2500 processor with 8GB of RAM, plus a 1TB hard disk and a Blu-ray drive. You also get an excellent BenQ 24in monitor with a 1,920×1,080 resolution.

Given this specification, we weren’t too disappointed to find no dedicated graphics card, and if games aren’t a priority, you’ll appreciate that Dino PC has sensibly used the money saved on a decent monitor. If you want to upgrade later, the Jurassic 2500 has enough room for long AMD cards, and the 500W power supply should have enough headroom for the extra power draw. You’d be well advised to add a couple of fans to the front and rear panels as well, as the only fan is the one that cools the CPU.

Dino PC Jurassic 2500 Inside

This isn’t an oversight, as the Core i5-2500 can’t be overclocked and only draws 94W at peak power, so heat build-up isn’t an issue. A score of 101 overall in our benchmarks is exactly what we’d expect and the 8GB of RAM means you’ll be able to work with larger files, such as HD video.

Dino PC Jurassic 2500 Back

The integrated graphics processor isn’t up to much, and failed most of our gaming benchmarks. It’s powerful enough to play Full HD video with ease – handy as there’s a Blu-ray drive. The PC has DVI and VGA outputs, but there’s no DVI cable in the box. You’ll also have to install the Blu-ray playback software from the bundled disc before you can watch any movies.

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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 8
Memory type DDR3
Maximum memory 16GB
Motherboard Asustek P8H61-M LE
Motherboard chipset Intel H61


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) 2 (2)
PCI-E x16 slots (free) 1 (1)
Free Serial ATA ports 2
Free memory slots 0
Free 3.5in drive bays 4

Hard Disk

Hard disk model(s) Seagate Barracuda LP (ST1000DL002-9TT153)
Interface SATA3
Total storage capacity 1,000GB


Graphics card(s) Intel HD Graphics 2000
Graphics/video ports VGA, DVI


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 BD-ROM


Viewable size 24 in
Screen model BenQ G2420HDB
Native resolution 1,920×1,080
Screen inputs VGA, DVI

Other Hardware

Keyboard Logitech Deluxe 250 Keyboard
Mouse Logitech B110


Software included CyberLink PowerDVD 8BD
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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