Pros

  • Affordable and quiet; includes DataSafe

Cons

  • Slow graphics performance; limited ports

At A Glance

Inexpensive Media Center PC with TV tuner lacks power but comes with a behind-the-scenes RAID drive array that protects data.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.dell.com

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Pentium 4 521
Processor speed 2800.0 MHz
Display
Included monitor No
Display size 17.0 inches
Display type LCD
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset Integrated Intel 915GV
Storage
Raid type RAID 1
General Information
UPC Code 609788149583
Memory
Memory size 1024.0 MB
Case
Chassis style Tower (Midsize)

Performance

Overall Rating
World Bench 5 Score 78.0
World Bench 5 Word Score Fair
Office Productivity
WinZip 450.0
Mozilla 622.0
Microsoft Office XP 555.0
Multitasking 838.0
Content Creation
Adobe Premiere 563.0
Roxio VideoWave 330.0
ACD Systems ACDSee 668.0
Ahead Nero 772.0
Windows Media Encoder 447.0
Discreet 3ds Max OpenGL 794.0
Musicmatch Jukebox 594.0
Adobe Photoshop 429.0
Discreet 3ds Max DirectX 401.0
Gaming
Overall Graphics Score Fair
Doom 3, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 4.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 5.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 7.23   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 8.58   Frames per second (higher is better)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 39.37   Frames per second (higher is better)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 44.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 1024 by 768, 16-Bit 45.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 48.58   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 70.07   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament, 1024 by 768, 16-Bit 91.74   Frames per second (higher is better)