Pros

  • Strong performance; easy upgrades

Cons

  • Limited documentation

At A Glance

Strong performance and expandability make this console Media Center PC a good choice for living room or office.

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Manufacturer's Pricing

The Specs

Pricing
Inventory Number 24740
Processor
Processor type Pentium D 830
Processor speed 3000.0 MHz
Display
Display size 19.0 inches
Included monitor No
Monitor model number ViewSonic VX924
Display type LCD
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset Nvidia GeForce 6600
Video Bus PCI Express
Video Memory Type DDR
Storage
Raid type none
Drive size 250.0 GB
Other storage Five-in-one media-card reader
Expansion slots
Open PCI Express X16 Slots 0.0
Number of PCI slots 3.0
Open PCI Express X1 Slots 2.0
Number of PCI-Express Slots 3.0
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • FireWire Port (rear)
  • Parallel - 25 pin D-shell (IEEE 1284A)
  • Serial Port
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (front)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (rear) (x4)
Ethernet Type Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps)
Five-in-one media-card reader 1.0
Slots 2
Parallel Port Yes
Memory
Memory size 1024.0 MB
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Speed 16.0
Optical Drive Type DVD±R DL/DVD±RW
Second Optical Drive Speed 16.0
Second Optical Drive Type DVD-ROM
Included Drives 1
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
Case
Chassis style Desktop
External Drive Bays 3.0
Internal Drive Bays 5.0

Performance

Overall Rating
World Bench 5 Score 89.0
World Bench 5 Word Score Fair
Office Productivity
Mozilla 571.0
Microsoft Office XP 566.0
WinZip 414.0
Multitasking 657.0
Content Creation
Musicmatch Jukebox 548.0
Discreet 3ds Max DirectX 325.0
Roxio VideoWave 278.0
Adobe Photoshop 389.0
Discreet 3ds Max OpenGL 347.0
ACD Systems ACDSee 590.0
Ahead Nero 503.0
Windows Media Encoder 336.0
Adobe Premiere 500.0
Gaming
Overall Graphics Comments The LCD does not support 1600 x 1200
Overall Graphics Score Good
Doom 3 with AA, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 44.37   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3 with AA, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 50.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 45.83   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 52.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry with AA, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 44.44   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry with AA, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 63.96   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 50.67   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 72.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 94.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 115.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 1024 by 768, 16-Bit 120.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 135.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 198.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament, 1024 by 768, 16-Bit 221.0   Frames per second (higher is better)