Pros

  • Tremendous performance
  • Plenty of expansion room inside case

Cons

  • Low-capacity power supply

At A Glance

System outperformed our other value models by a wide margin; it's a great choice for media editing or gaming.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.microexpress.net

The Specs

Pricing
Inventory Number 25417
Processor
Processor type Intel Core 2 Duo E6600
Processor speed 2400.0 MHz
Display
Display size 17.0 inches
Included monitor No
Monitor model number ViewSonic VP720b
Display type LCD
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset ATI Radeon X1600
Video Bus PCI Express
Video Memory Type DDR2
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
Open PCI Express X1 Slots 2.0
Number of PCI slots 3.0
Number of PCI-Express Slots 4.0
Ports and Connections
Four-in-one media card reader or Four-in-one media-card reader 1.0
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 4
Parallel Port Yes
Memory
Memory size 2048.0 MB
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Speed 10.0
Optical Drive Type DVD±R DL/DVD±RW
Included Drives 1
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home
Case
Chassis style Tower (Midsize)
External Drive Bays 7.0
Internal Drive Bays 3.0

Performance

Overall Rating
World Bench 5 Score 148.0
World Bench 5 Word Score Superior
Office Productivity
WinZip 209.0
Mozilla 244.0
Microsoft Office XP 477.0
Multitasking 303.0
Content Creation
Adobe Premiere 300.0
Roxio VideoWave 210.0
ACD Systems ACDSee 360.0
Ahead Nero 214.0
Windows Media Encoder 210.0
Discreet 3ds Max OpenGL 243.0
Musicmatch Jukebox 396.0
Adobe Photoshop 227.0
Discreet 3ds Max DirectX 205.0
Gaming
Overall Graphics Score Very Good
Doom 3 with AA, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 41.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3 with AA, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 49.17   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 62.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 74.97   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry with AA, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 56.49   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry with AA, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 79.21   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 99.85   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 143.61   Frames per second (higher is better)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 158.13   Frames per second (higher is better)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 203.67   Frames per second (higher is better)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 1024 by 768, 16-Bit 217.13   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 199.95   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 304.19   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament, 1024 by 768, 16-Bit 416.47   Frames per second (higher is better)