Atlas Micro RS 6000

The Good Blazing performance; bargain price.

The Bad Rickety keyboard and mouse.

The Bottom Line This fast and furious system set a new standard for cheap-PC performance.

Editors' Rating
8.0 Overall

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Review

Atlas Micro RS 6000

Jun 2000

Atlas clearly focused on speed when it created the RS 6000. This system's no-nonsense approach to power left every other PC in this roundup in the dust. If you find a heartier machine for the money, buy it.Atlas clearly focused on speed when it created the RS 6000. This system's no-nonsense approach to power left every other PC in this roundup in the dust. If you find a heartier machine for the money, buy it.

Cheap Thrills
Thanks to its powerful 700-MHz Athlon K7 chip, 128MB of RAM, and strong GeForce 256 graphics card, the RS 6000 is the only truly qualified gaming machine in this roundup, crushing the competition in SysMark's 3D tests.

The system's incredible 62.5 frames-per-second score in Quake III matches the speed of better-equipped, higher-priced PCs, such as the 800-MHz Quantex SM800. The RS 6000 bested every other system in business applications tests, too. This is the fastest sub-$1,000 PC we've tested.

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Specs / Prices

  • Brand Atlas Micro Logistic Inc
  • Type Duron
  • Installed Size 256 MB
  • Capacity 40 GB
  • Diagonal Size 17 in
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