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Digital Storm Bolt

Digital Storm Bolt
alaScore 88

6 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews of Digital Storm Bolt. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and design. Many are less positive about the usability.

price, design, 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 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Gordon Mah Ung (

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.

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: Brian Westover (

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...

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: Alex Cocilova (

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...

Mar, 2013

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Digital Storm Bolt


The Digital Storm Bolt joins a growing trend of small, microtower gaming-PC designs. For $1,599, this fixed-configuration desktop offers enough horsepower to run today's most demanding PC games with high resolutions and image quality, but without...

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.

Feb, 2013

Expert review by: Matt Smith (

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.

Feb, 2013


Expert review by: Matt Safford (

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.

Oct, 2012