ABS Sensation series

The Good Reasonable content-to-price ratio; excellent 17-inch monitor; 3-year parts and lifetime labor warranty.

The Bad No FireWire ports; no AGP slot; minimal documentation.

The Bottom Line Built for business, the budget ABS Sensation desktop line makes a good first computer but not much more.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 7.0
  • Features 6.0
  • Performance 6.0
  • Support 7.0
6.6 Overall

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Review

ABS Sensation series

With its 1.8GHz Intel Celeron processor, integrated graphics, 40GB hard drive, 17-inch CRT, two-piece speaker system, and $699 price tag, the ABS Sensation 1600--the low end of the diverse Sensation line--is a classic budget PC. ABS lets you configure the Sensation with Pentium 4 or Athlon XP+ processors, increase the memory amount or size of the hard drive, and choose an LCD or surround-sound speaker package. But selecting too many of these upgrades quickly pushes the Sensation into the mainstream category--and price range--where the ABS Bravado line resides. However, if you're looking for an inexpensive first computer with enough performance for basic tasks, a budget Sensation system such as the 1600 that we tested will serve you well.

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Specs / Prices

  • Brand ABS Computer Technologies Inc.
  • Type Celeron
  • Installed Size 128 MB
  • Capacity 40 GB
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