The Bottom Line
- Well Priced
- RAID 1 Array For Data Security
- Limited Software Package
- 3D Graphics Not Quite Up For PC Gaming
- Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Quad Core Desktop Processor
- 2GB PC2-5300 DDR2 Memory
- Two 320GB 7200rpm SATA Hard Drives in RAID 1 Array
- 20x DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Burner
- NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT Graphics Card with 512MB Memory
- HDA Audio with Stereo Speakers
- Gigabit Ethernet
- Six USB 2.0, FireWire, 15-in-1 Card Reader
- Vista Home Premium, Norton Anti-Virus
Guide Review - ZT Systems Affinity 7402Ti Desktop
2/19/08 – The ZT Systems Affinity 7402Ti is probably one of the least expensive desktop PCs on the market to feature the Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 quad core processor. This is a very good CPU choice for those looking to use their system with multithreaded applications such as Adobe's products or for those who just multitask heavily. The 2GB of PC2-5300 DDR2 memory should let it run without much issue even with the Vista operating system.
The Affinity 7402Ti is fairly unique for a mainstream system with its storage. The system uses two hard drives which would normally be used for extra capacity. Instead, ZT Systems has taken the two 320GB hard drives and put them into a RAID 1 array that mirrors that data between drives. This decreases the storage capacity down to a 320GB, but provides data security in case a drive fails. This is great for those who don't necessarily need extra storage space but what a level of protection from data loss. A standard dual layer DVD burner handles CD and DVD recording and playback.
Graphics wise, the Affinity 7402Ti is on par with most systems in this category. It comes equipped with an NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT graphics card with a fairly large 512MB memory. This lets it perform 3D graphics alright, but it lacks much of the performance that those looking to use the system for gaming might want.
The ZT Affinity really comes down to usage. It is a system that is well price and a good choice for those that want a system for heavy general computing that also want a level of security for their data. Those looking to have more storage space or using it for media or gaming have better options available.