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Digital Storm Bolt

Digital Storm Bolt
alaScore 91

6 reviews

Aug, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the size and usability. The design and value for money also get good feedback.

value for money, design, usability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Digital Storm Bolt is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Digital Storm Bolt Review

 

Relatively low priced for a custom rig

Paint job could be better; no horizontal mode

One is an outlier. Two a coincidence. But three, as we know from News Media Statistics 101, is a crystal-clear trend.

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Digital Storm Bolt

 

The Digital Storm Bolt represents the best and worst of the trend toward smaller gaming desktops. It looks great, and offers plenty of gaming prowess out of the box, but it's not a great choice for gamers who want to tweak their systems or that demand...

Killer compact design. High-end performance, thanks to a quad-core Core i7-3770k processing and Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 Ti graphics

Case is difficult to open. Construction seemed haphazard. Small system doesn't leave much space for maintenance and upgrades

The latest trend in gaming PCs isn't overclocked behemoths or limitless upgradeability. Instead, the move is toward smaller systems, packing high-grade PC gaming components into slim, small-form-factor (SFF) designs. Some of this shift is an attempt to...

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Digital Storm Bolt review: small package, small price, big performance

 

The Digital Storm Bolt may look small from the outside but it's heavy on performance once you fire it up. Just beware of the tight squeeze if you have to get into it.

Lots of power for its size ; Compact and quiet ; Stays surprisingly cool for being so cramped

The cover is a pain to remove ; Poorly placed front audio and USB ports ; Will be a pain to upgrade

Digital Storm's Bolt packs beefy power into a slim, sexy package. It's a bit of headache to get inside, but you shouldn't need to upgrade this machine for some time to come. This is a great choice for a PC gamer with a smaller room and a smaller...

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Digital Storm Bolt

 

Editors' Note: Due to a publishing error, this review was posted before final proofreading, listing incorrect configuration information, including the wrong graphics card. This information has since been corrected.

The Digital Storm Bolt offers a strong combination of performance and value in a compact design.

The case cover can be difficult to remove, and Digital Storm cut a few relatively harmless corners to keep the price low.

By sacrificing luxuries, the performance-focused Digital Storm Bolt will satisfy most PC gamers for significantly less than most other small gaming desktops.

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Digital Storm Bolt Review

 

Desktops are jealous of their thinner, more popular laptop brethren. The sentiment is understandable. Laptops are more attractive, personal, and portable. While desktops stay tucked under a desk, hidden like your father's box of “gentleman's...

Eye-catching looks ; Affordable

Difficult to upgrade ; Poor build quality ; Loud ; Mediocre performance

Though we applaud Digital Storm’s attempt to create a small and attractive gaming tower, the Bolt ultimately strikes disappointment instead of inspiration.

GOOD FOR GAMING!

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Digital Storm Bolt

 

Smartphone screens may be getting bigger, but when it comes to just about every other aspect of consumer technology, product size is trending in the other direction. Ultrabooks have made traditional laptops feel bulky and dated; Apple's latest iPhone,...

Compact, stylish chassis ; High-end component support ; Great performance for the price

Case feels a bit flimsy in some areas ; Extremely limited expansion options ; Blu-ray drive costs extra

The Bolt offers great gaming performance for the price in a flashy, compact package. But compared to similar systems we've seen this year, the custom case is a bit cumbersome and flimsy.

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