Pros

  • Room for expansion

Cons

  • Design not appropriate for living room

At A Glance

The d4100e is a great choice for the multimedia fan who also wants a powerful workhorse PC.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.hp.com

The Specs

Pricing
Inventory Number 24691
Processor
Processor type Athlon 64 X2 4200+
Processor speed 2200.0 MHz
Display
Display size 21.0 inches
Included monitor No
Monitor model number HP f2105
Display type LCD
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset Asus Extreme N6800
Video Bus PCI Express
Video Memory Type DDR
Storage
Raid type none
Drive size 660.0 GB
Other storage Five-in-one media-card reader
Expansion slots
Open PCI Express X16 Slots 0.0
Open PCI Express X1 Slots 0.0
Number of PCI slots 5.0
Number of PCI-Express Slots 1.0
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • FireWire Port (front)
  • FireWire Port (rear)
  • Parallel - 25 pin D-shell (IEEE 1284A)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (front) (x2)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (rear) (x4)
Five-in-one media-card reader 1.0
Ethernet Type Ethernet (10/100 Mbps)
Slots 3
Parallel Port Yes
Memory
Memory size 1024.0 MB
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Speed 8.0
Optical Drive Type DVD+R DL/DVD±RW
Second Optical Drive Speed 16.0
Second Optical Drive Type DVD-ROM
Included Drives 2
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
Case
Chassis style Tower (Midsize)
External Drive Bays 6.0
Internal Drive Bays 3.0

Performance

Overall Rating
World Bench 5 Score 102.0
World Bench 5 Word Score Good
Office Productivity
WinZip 358.0
Mozilla 431.0
Microsoft Office XP 533.0
Multitasking 508.0
Content Creation
ACD Systems ACDSee 574.0
Ahead Nero 464.0
Windows Media Encoder 300.0
Adobe Premiere 388.0
Discreet 3ds Max OpenGL 304.0
Musicmatch Jukebox 489.0
Roxio VideoWave 274.0
Adobe Photoshop 354.0
Discreet 3ds Max DirectX 272.0
Gaming
Overall Graphics Score Very Good
Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 125.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 129.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 1024 by 768, 16-Bit 134.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 260.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 312.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament, 1024 by 768, 16-Bit 330.0   Frames per second (higher is better)