Pros

  • Good multimedia features

Cons

  • Lacks TV tuner and remote control

At A Glance

A great low-cost, entry-level PC for the budget-conscious student or multimedia enthusiast.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/shopping/product_detail.do?product_code=PX769AA%23ABA&tab=detailed_specs&storeName=computer_store&landing=computers&category=desktops/hp_pavilion/a1030e_series&subcat1=rts&catLevel=4#defaultAnchor

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Athlon 64 3500+
Processor speed 2200.0 MHz
Display
Included monitor No
Display size 17.0 inches
Display type LCD
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset Integrated ATI Radeon Xpress 200
General Information
UPC Code 829160939421
Memory
Memory size 1024.0 MB
Case
Chassis style Tower (Midsize)

Performance

Overall Rating
World Bench 5 Score 93.0
World Bench 5 Word Score Superior
Office Productivity
Microsoft Office XP 535.0
WinZip 412.0
Multitasking 695.0
Mozilla 392.0
Content Creation
ACD Systems ACDSee 529.0
Musicmatch Jukebox 493.0
Discreet 3ds Max DirectX 318.0
Ahead Nero 515.0
Windows Media Encoder 408.0
Roxio VideoWave 331.0
Adobe Photoshop 348.0
Discreet 3ds Max OpenGL 614.0
Adobe Premiere 415.0
Gaming
Overall Graphics Score Fair
Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 25.03   Frames per second (higher is better)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 37.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 1024 by 768, 16-Bit 45.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 33.19   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 54.89   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament, 1024 by 768, 16-Bit 104.32   Frames per second (higher is better)