This month, one of the first Athlon XP 1900+ systems PC
World has tested makes the Top 15.
A good overall performer and number six on the power chart, the
Systemax Ascent-SA15 features Windows XP Professional and a 60GB
hard disk. The other newcomer to the power chart is the Pogo Linux
Pogo Altura Workstation, at number four. This system, which
achieved a PC WorldBench 4 score of 118, includes a 1.53-GHz Athlon
XP 1800+ processor, 512MB of SDRAM, and a 120GB hard disk.
The top ranks of both charts remain unchanged from last month.
On the power side, the Polywell Poly 815TS-1260, which uses a
1.26-GHz Intel Pentium III CPU for servers, takes the top spot --
and the Best Buy award -- for the third month in a row. In the
value rankings, the Micro Express MicroFlex 1200C, which uses a
1.2-GHz Athlon processor, once again gets the nod for Best