Pros

  • Easily upgradable; system recovery tools

Cons

  • Expensive; subpar performance

At A Glance

Slightly overpriced and underpowered, this Lenovo business system offers easily upgradability and good security features.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.lenovo.com/us/en/

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 8168D6U
Inventory Number 24969
Processor
Processor type Pentium D 820
Processor speed 2800.0 MHz
Display
Display size 17.0 inches
Included monitor No
Monitor model number ThinkVision L171p
Display type LCD
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset ATI Radeon X300 SE
Video Bus PCI Express
Video Memory Type DDR
Storage
Raid type none
Drive size 250.0 GB
Expansion slots
Open PCI Express X16 Slots 0.0
Number of PCI slots 2.0
Open PCI Express X1 Slots 1.0
Number of PCI-Express Slots 2.0
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • FireWire Port (front)
  • FireWire Port (rear) (x2)
  • Parallel - 25 pin D-shell (IEEE 1284A)
  • Serial Port
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (front) (x2)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (rear) (x4)
Ethernet Type Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps)
Slots 2
Parallel Port Yes
Memory
Memory size 512.0 MB
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Speed 4.0
Optical Drive Type DVD+R DL/DVD±RW
Included Drives 1
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professionalfessional
Case
Chassis style Tower (Midsize)
External Drive Bays 3.0
Internal Drive Bays 1.0

Performance

Overall Rating
World Bench 5 Score 84.0
World Bench 5 Word Score Good
Office Productivity
Mozilla 563.0
Microsoft Office XP 573.0
WinZip 433.0
Multitasking 669.0
Content Creation
Musicmatch Jukebox 584.0
Discreet 3ds Max DirectX 346.0
Roxio VideoWave 293.0
Adobe Photoshop 407.0
Discreet 3ds Max OpenGL 436.0
ACD Systems ACDSee 643.0
Ahead Nero 650.0
Windows Media Encoder 364.0
Adobe Premiere 539.0
Gaming
Overall Graphics Score Fair
Doom 3 with AA, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 6.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3 with AA, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 7.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 13.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 16.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry with AA, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 11.58   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry with AA, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 16.96   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 23.68   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 37.28   Frames per second (higher is better)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 39.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 61.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 1024 by 768, 16-Bit 88.73   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 59.59   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 94.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament, 1024 by 768, 16-Bit 160.99   Frames per second (higher is better)