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Falcon Northwest Talon

Falcon Northwest Talon
alaScore 84

13 reviews

Oct, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews of Falcon Northwest Talon. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People are impressed by the design. The usability also gets good opinions. Some have doubts about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Falcon Northwest Talon is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Gordon Mah Ung (maximumpc.com)

Falcon Northwest Talon

 

When Falcon Northwest submitted its Talon PC to us instead of its top-gun Mach V, we didn't think the machine stood a chance of taking down the spate of ripping-fast 4GHz Core i7 rigs we've seen in the last few months.

Dual Radeon HD 5970s; super quiet; relatively energy efficient

Where’s the Blu-ray drive? Will never get a hexa-core upgrade

The Talon is not the most powerful machine we’ve ever tested, but it still gets our approval for being fast, freakishly quiet, and even energy efficient. Heck, it’ll even save you a few thousand bucks, to boot.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Falcon Northwest Talon (Core i7-860)

 

The Falcon Northwest Talon comes in a new case, with new Core i7-860 components, courtesy of Intel.

Speedy, high end gaming system. Very good build quality and cable routing. SSD for speedy load times. No Bloatware.

Door only opens to 90 degrees. Extra performance may not justify the added price.

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Sep, 2009

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Falcon Northwest Talon (Core i7-950)

 

The Falcon Northwest Talon (Core i7-950) is a contender for hardcore gamer PC of the year, eschewing gimmicks like a flashy case for simple design, great build quality, and blistering performance.

Great gaming performance for less than $2,500. Great wire routing. Simple, air-cooled overclocking.

Case is a fingerprint magnet. Lacks multimedia card reader. Looks like a run-of-the-mill PC.

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Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Falcon Northwest Talon (X2 3800)

 

The speedy Falcon Northwest Talon makes a good choice for the multimedia enthusiast who happens to be a gamer too.

Powerful graphics. SLI-capable motherboard. Latest technology.

Price does not include monitor and speakers.

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Aug, 2005

Expert review by: Joel Strauch (pcworld.com)

Falcon Northwest Talon 4.3

 

Value-priced, the Talon 4.3 is geared for gamers on a budget.

May, 2002

Expert review by: Joel Strauch (pcworld.com)

Falcon Northwest Northwest Talon 4.3

 

Fast value system offers little in the way of hardware and software extras. Excellent speakers with rich bass and plenty of volume.

May, 2002

Expert review by: Sean Captain (pcworld.com)

Falcon Northwest Talon 3.1

 

Equipped with a nice monitor, the Talon 3.1 is a blazing-fast system for gamers on a budget.

Oct, 2001

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

Falcon Northwest Talon (Core i7-875K)

 

Five years ago, $2,500 use to be the price point for an "entry-level" gaming desktop; now, you can buy a perfectly respectable gaming rig for as little as $1,300. The Falcon Northwest Talon (Core i7-875K) ($2,499 direct, $2,895 with optional paintwork)...

Overclocked Core i7 power. Unique paint job. Great 3D performance. More reasonably priced than Mach V. Upgradable. No Bloatware. USB 3.0

Smudges and scratches show up easily on automotive paint

Think of the Editors' Choice winning Falcon Northwest Talon (Core i7-875K) as the performance luxury model of gaming desktops: You get to the same game grid, but it's sleeker, a bit faster, and has a lot more prestige than entry level game rigs.

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

Falcon Northwest Talon X2 3800+

 

Falcon Northwest has built its reputation on producing well-designed, high-powered desktops that include the latest and greatest technology. The Falcon Northwest Talon (X2 3800) ($2,589 direct as tested, without monitor) follows suit, with the newest...

Powerful graphics. SLI-capable motherboard. Latest technology

Price does not include monitor and speakers

The speedy Falcon Northwest Talon makes a good choice for the multimedia enthusiast who happens to be a gamer too.

Expert review by: (consumersearch.com)

Best gaming computer

 

The Falcon Northwest Talon is a top-performing gaming desktop that experts say provides blistering performance without breaking the bank. It comes in a variety of configuration options that start around $1,270, but experts recommend upgrading...

Fast, excellent build quality, energy efficient

Expensive, doesn't have front-accessible hard drive bays

Nov, 2010
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Product Specifications

Instead of assembly line production where one in every 100 are pulled off the line and tested, Talon systems are hand built with the best parts by highly skilled computer technicians. Talon systems are perfect for discerning computer users who don't need the over the top aesthetics of an Exotix system but still want the computing muscle for their day to day activities. Each Talon system still gets all the attention to detail, and three-day burn in testing.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Mid tower/Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Mid tower/Tower

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Mid tower/Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Mid tower/Tower

Cache Memory

Installed Size:512KB
Per Processor Size:512KB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:18.6in/18in
Height:16.3in/17.6in
Width:7.8in/8.5in

Display (Projector)

Type:None.

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Falcon Northwest
Model:6.2
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Falcon Northwest Talon

Mainboard

Chipset Type:NVIDIA nForce4 SLI/VIA K8T800
Data Bus Speed:1000MHz/1600MHz

Miscellaneous

Color:Black

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet
Type:Network adapter

Optical Storage

Type:DVD

Optical Storage (2nd)

Read Speed:48x (CD) / 16x (DVD)

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.2GHz
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:AMD
Max Supported Qty:1
Processor Number:3200+/3500+
Type:Athlon 64

RAM

Installed Size:1GB
Max Supported Size:3GB/4GB
Technology:DDR SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller

RAID Level:RAID 0 / RAID 0+1 / RAID 1/RAID 0 / RAID 0+1 / RAID 1 / RAID 5

Storage Controller (2nd)

RAID Level:JBOD / RAID 0 / RAID 0+1 / RAID 1/RAID 0 / RAID 1
Type:RAID

Storage Floppy Drive

Type:3.5" 1.44 MB floppy / 3.5 1.44 MB floppy

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-150

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:120GB/160GB
Type:Personal computer

Video Memory

Installed Size:128MB/256MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT/NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT
Interface Type:AGP 8x/PCI Express x16