Pros

  • Strong on multimedia; good price

Cons

  • Lacks graphics horsepower

At A Glance

Media Center machine combines a reasonable price with strong multimedia components and software.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.sony.com/

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Pentium D 830
Processor speed 3000.0 MHz
Display
Included monitor No
Display size 19.0 inches
Display type LCD
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset Nvidia GeForce 6600
Storage
Raid type RAID 0
General Information
UPC Code 027242676114
Memory
Memory size 1024.0 MB
Case
Chassis style Tower (Midsize)

Performance

Overall Rating
World Bench 5 Score 89.0
World Bench 5 Word Score Very Good
Office Productivity
WinZip 400.0
Mozilla 577.0
Microsoft Office XP 558.0
Multitasking 674.0
Content Creation
ACD Systems ACDSee 579.0
Ahead Nero 584.0
Windows Media Encoder 341.0
Adobe Premiere 490.0
Discreet 3ds Max OpenGL 341.0
Musicmatch Jukebox 556.0
Roxio VideoWave 281.0
Adobe Photoshop 395.0
Discreet 3ds Max DirectX 321.0
Gaming
Overall Graphics Score Very Good
Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 89.67   Frames per second (higher is better)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 109.33   Frames per second (higher is better)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 1024 by 768, 16-Bit 114.07   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 131.41   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 195.18   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament, 1024 by 768, 16-Bit 215.74   Frames per second (higher is better)