Pros

  • Ample storage
  • Great price to performance ratio

Cons

  • Limited port selection
  • Lacks room for significant upgrades

At A Glance

If you're looking for one of the most inexpensive Sandy Bridge offerings short of building a desktop yourself, the AM3970 doesn't disappoint. It just doesn't offer much else beyond that.

Manufacturer’s Description

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium Software: Microsoft Office Starter 2010 Processor: Intel Core i3-2100 Processor Memory: 6GB DDR3 SDRAM Storage: 1TB SATA hard drive, ; Super-Multi

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core i3
Processor speed 3.1 MHz
Graphics
Graphics Type Integrated
Secondary Graphics Chipset HD 3000
General Information
UPC Code 099802901127
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces HDMI
Memory
Memory size 6144.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1333.0 MHz
Storage Media
Memory stick Memory Stick
Compact flash Yes

Performance

Overall Rating
WorldBench 6 Score 131.0
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 193.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 334.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 171.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 278.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 300.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 330.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 177.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 294.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 168.0   seconds (lower is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 239.0
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1024x768 39.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1680x1050 18.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1920x1200 15.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1024x768 31.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1680x1050 15.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1920x1200 12.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1024x768 9.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1680x1050 5.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1920x1200 4.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 22.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1680x1050 13.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1920x1200 11.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1024x768 14.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1680x1050 13.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1920x1200 13.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 22.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1680x1050 13.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1920x1200 13.1   Frames per second (higher is better)