Pros

  • Offers excellent upgradability

Cons

  • Disappointing Core 2 Duo performance

At A Glance

The Vitality is a strong performer and offers lots of room for upgrades.

The Specs

Pricing
Inventory Number 25361
Processor
Processor type Intel Core 2 Duo E6300
Processor speed 1860.0 MHz
Display
Display size 19.0 inches
Included monitor No
Monitor model number Hanns G
Display type LCD
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset ATI Radeon X1600 Pro
Video Bus PCI Express
Video Memory Type DDR
Storage
Raid type none
Drive size 250.0 GB
Other storage Five-in-one media-card reader
Expansion slots
Open PCI Express X16 Slots 2.0
Open PCI Express X1 Slots 0.0
Number of PCI slots 2.0
Number of PCI-Express Slots 3.0
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • FireWire Port (front)
  • FireWire Port (rear)
  • Parallel - 25 pin D-shell (IEEE 1284A)
  • Serial Port
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (front) (x2)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (rear) (x4)
Five-in-one media-card reader 1.0
Ethernet Type Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps)
Slots 3
Parallel Port Yes
Memory
Memory size 1024.0 MB
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Speed 8.0
Optical Drive Type DVD+R DL/DVD±RW
Included Drives 1
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
Case
Chassis style Tower (Midsize)
External Drive Bays 5.0
Internal Drive Bays 5.0

Performance

Overall Rating
World Bench 5 Score 108.0
World Bench 5 Word Score Good
Office Productivity
WinZip 346.0
Mozilla 348.0
Microsoft Office XP 522.0
Multitasking 428.0
Content Creation
Adobe Premiere 365.0
Roxio VideoWave 254.0
ACD Systems ACDSee 534.0
Ahead Nero 531.0
Windows Media Encoder 277.0
Discreet 3ds Max OpenGL 334.0
Musicmatch Jukebox 504.0
Adobe Photoshop 315.0
Discreet 3ds Max DirectX 267.0
Gaming
Overall Graphics Score Fair
Doom 3 with AA, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 17.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3 with AA, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 21.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 38.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 46.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry with AA, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 24.69   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry with AA, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 38.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 51.17   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 80.81   Frames per second (higher is better)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 71.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 112.77   Frames per second (higher is better)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 1024 by 768, 16-Bit 142.63   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 118.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 186.38   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament, 1024 by 768, 16-Bit 258.91   Frames per second (higher is better)