Pros

  • Good for basic media tasks

Cons

  • Upgrades needed for true MC PC tasks

At A Glance

This Media Center PC manages music and images competently, but needs upgrades to be a useful home entertainment center.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.hp.com

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Athlon 64 X2 3800+
Processor speed 2000.0 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 882780114661
Memory
Memory size 1024.0 MB

Performance

Overall Rating
World Bench 5 Score 94.0
World Bench 5 Word Score Very Good
Office Productivity
WinZip 411.0
Mozilla 441.0
Microsoft Office XP 563.0
Multitasking 521.0
Content Creation
Adobe Premiere 411.0
Roxio VideoWave 290.0
ACD Systems ACDSee 585.0
Ahead Nero 490.0
Windows Media Encoder 321.0
Discreet 3ds Max OpenGL 666.0
Musicmatch Jukebox 535.0
Adobe Photoshop 367.0
Discreet 3ds Max DirectX 340.0
Gaming
Overall Graphics Comments 1600 x 1200 is not supported.
Overall Graphics Score Fair
Doom 3 with AA, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 2.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3 with AA, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 2.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 7.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 8.97   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry with AA, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 5.69   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry with AA, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 9.37   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 13.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 20.15   Frames per second (higher is better)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 25.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 38.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 1024 by 768, 16-Bit 48.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 33.87   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 55.53   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament, 1024 by 768, 16-Bit 104.19   Frames per second (higher is better)