Pros

  • Decent performance; numerous ports

Cons

  • Poor upgrade options; slow graphics

At A Glance

HP's well-designed Media Center PC has lots of ports and decent performance, but lacks good graphics and upgrade options.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.hp.com

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Pentium D 920
Processor speed 2800.0 MHz
Display
Included monitor No
Display size 17.0 inches
Display type LCD
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset Nvidia GeForce 6200SE
General Information
UPC Code 882780257030
Memory
Memory size 2048.0 MB
Case
Chassis style Tower (Midsize)

Performance

Overall Rating
World Bench 5 Score 94.0
World Bench 5 Word Score Very Good
Office Productivity
WinZip 365.0
Mozilla 537.0
Microsoft Office XP 572.0
Multitasking 634.0
Content Creation
Adobe Premiere 492.0
Roxio VideoWave 287.0
ACD Systems ACDSee 669.0
Ahead Nero 263.0
Windows Media Encoder 344.0
Discreet 3ds Max OpenGL 366.0
Musicmatch Jukebox 564.0
Adobe Photoshop 434.0
Discreet 3ds Max DirectX 368.0
Gaming
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 3.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 9.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 11.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry with AA, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 3.39   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry with AA, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 6.54   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 12.25   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 22.04   Frames per second (higher is better)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 25.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 42.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 1024 by 768, 16-Bit 36.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 38.15   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 66.23   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament, 1024 by 768, 16-Bit 77.6   Frames per second (higher is better)