Pros

  • Good performance for a budget system

Cons

  • No digital audio outputs
  • LCD screen is a little dark

At A Glance

This well-constructed, moderately priced model proves you don’t need to pay much to get a PC with strong performance.

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Manufacturer's Pricing

The Specs

Pricing
Inventory Number 25283
Processor
Processor type Intel Core 2 Duo E6400
Processor speed 2130.0 MHz
Display
Display size 17.0 inches
Included monitor No
Monitor model number ViewSonic VA702b
Display type LCD
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset EVGA e-GeForce 7600 GS
Video Bus PCI Express
Storage
Raid type none
Drive size 250.0 GB
Other storage Four-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 3.0
Number of PCI-Express Slots 4.0
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • FireWire Port (front)
  • FireWire Port (rear)
  • Parallel - 25 pin D-shell (IEEE 1284A)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (front) (x2)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (rear) (x6)
Ethernet Type Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps)
Four-in-one media card reader or Four-in-one media-card reader 1.0
Slots 6
Parallel Port Yes
Memory
Memory size 1024.0 MB
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Speed 8.0
Optical Drive Type DVD±R DL/DVD±RW
Second Optical Drive Speed 16.0
Second Optical Drive Type DVD-ROM/CD-RW
Included Drives 1
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home
Case
Chassis style Tower (Midsize)
External Drive Bays 6.0
Internal Drive Bays 2.0

Performance

Overall Rating
World Bench 5 Score 117.0
World Bench 5 Word Score Superior
Office Productivity
Mozilla 307.0
Microsoft Office XP 519.0
WinZip 322.0
Multitasking 385.0
Content Creation
Musicmatch Jukebox 446.0
Discreet 3ds Max DirectX 249.0
Roxio VideoWave 234.0
Adobe Photoshop 277.0
Discreet 3ds Max OpenGL 276.0
ACD Systems ACDSee 464.0
Ahead Nero 468.0
Windows Media Encoder 260.0
Adobe Premiere 344.0
Gaming
Overall Graphics Score Superior
Doom 3 with AA, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 30.93   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3 with AA, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 46.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 73.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 91.43   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry with AA, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 48.78   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry with AA, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 74.21   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 94.74   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 127.99   Frames per second (higher is better)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 152.23   Frames per second (higher is better)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 173.13   Frames per second (higher is better)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 1024 by 768, 16-Bit 187.13   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 293.52   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 379.78   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament, 1024 by 768, 16-Bit 400.9   Frames per second (higher is better)