Pros

  • Equipped with large hard drive
  • Has dual optical drives

Cons

  • Only one vacant drive bay

At A Glance

Midpriced Windows Media Center PC has strong performance and solid features for the price.

Manufacturer’s Description

Our first AMD-powered PC offers a range of performance options for entry level and performance users alike.

Manufacturer’s Website

Manufacturer's Pricing

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number DDCWAA41
Inventory Number 25425
Processor
Processor type Intel Core 2 Duo E6300
Processor speed 1860.0 MHz
Display
Display size 17.0 inches
Included monitor No
Monitor model number Dell E177FP
Display type LCD
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset Nvidia GeForce 6150 LE
Video Bus PCI Express
Video Memory Type DDR2
Storage
Raid type none
Drive size 250.0 GB
Other storage Five-in-one media-card reader
Expansion slots
Open PCI Express X16 Slots 0.0
Number of PCI slots 2.0
Open PCI Express X1 Slots 1.0
Number of PCI-Express Slots 2.0
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (rear) (x6)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (front) (x2)
  • FireWire Port (rear) (x2)
Ethernet Type Ethernet (10/100 Mbps)
Five-in-one media-card reader 1.0
Slots 2
Parallel Port No
Memory
Memory size 1024.0 MB
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Speed 16.0
Optical Drive Type DVD-ROM
Second 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 3.0
Internal Drive Bays 2.0

Performance

Overall Rating
World Bench 5 Score 106.0
World Bench 5 Word Score Good
Office Productivity
Mozilla 353.0
Microsoft Office XP 521.0
WinZip 349.0
Multitasking 432.0
Content Creation
Musicmatch Jukebox 500.0
Discreet 3ds Max DirectX 276.0
Roxio VideoWave 252.0
Adobe Photoshop 292.0
Discreet 3ds Max OpenGL 873.0
ACD Systems ACDSee 520.0
Ahead Nero 525.0
Windows Media Encoder 276.0
Adobe Premiere 376.0
Gaming
Overall Graphics Score Poor
Doom 3 with AA, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 7.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3 with AA, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 9.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 24.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 30.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry with AA, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 9.84   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry with AA, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 16.49   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 31.66   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 49.61   Frames per second (higher is better)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 58.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 91.97   Frames per second (higher is better)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 1024 by 768, 16-Bit 88.57   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 94.52   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 150.72   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament, 1024 by 768, 16-Bit 174.9   Frames per second (higher is better)