December 4, 2023

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Worst So Far: iBUYPOWER Pre-Built Gaming PC Slate MR1004 Review

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We thought the bar for prebuilt PCs couldn’t get much lower after reviewing the systems from Dell & Cyberpower. iBUYPOWER’s Slate MR is here to show us how wrong we were.
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The iBUYPOWER Slate MR1004 is the next in our lineup of pre-built gaming PCs to review. As usual, we have gaming benchmarks, thermals, noise testing, power consumption, and a tear-down to help determine who makes the best prebuilt gaming PC at a given price. This one is closer to the $700 mark, whereas previous prebuilt reviews featured $900 and $1050 systems. Being the cheapest one yet makes it the most accessible, but unfortunately, it also means there’s the most room for corner-cutting if the system integrator (SI) allocated its budget in non-sensible ways.

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01:44 – Value Discussion
02:58 – Really Trying to Find a Good System
04:03 – Tearing Down the iBUYPOWER Slate MR
05:40 – iBP Has a Screw Loose
06:43 – This Was Preventable
07:28 – GPU Ripped Out of the Socket
08:11 – Massive Damage
15:21 – Undercover Support & RMA Test
17:13 – BIOS Settings & Memory Issues
18:00 – Fans Didn’t Turn On
19:00 – The Mouse Doesn’t Even Click
19:50 – Mounting Pressure
20:38 – Gaming Benchmarks of iBUYPOWER Slate MR1004
21:05 – Cyberpunk 2077 Pre-Built PC Benchmarks
22:03 – Hitman 3’s Insane Memory Difference
23:20 – Red Dead Redemption 2 Best Pre-Built Gaming PCs
23:44 – Rainbow Six Siege Pre-Built PC Benchmarks
24:12 – Noise Benchmarks
24:48 – Power Consumption Benchmarks
25:14 – Thermal Benchmarks
26:34 – Support Problems & Conclusion

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