Pros

  • Includes TV tuner; 19-inch LCD screen
  • DVD drive can write labels to discs

Cons

  • No room for extra internal hard drive

At A Glance

Media-centric system performed very well for a value PC; with its TV tuner, it could replace your living-room DVR.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.hp.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number RF169AV
Inventory Number 25432
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 HP vs19
Display type LCD
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset Nvidia GeForce 7300LE
Video Bus PCI Express
Video Memory Type DDR2
Storage
Raid type none
Drive size 160.0 GB
Other storage
  • SmartMedia
  • xD-Picture Card
  • SD Card
  • CompactFlash
  • Memory Stick
Expansion slots
Open PCI Express X16 Slots 0.0
Number of PCI slots 3.0
Open PCI Express X1 Slots 0.0
Number of PCI-Express Slots 1.0
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (rear) (x4)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (front) (x2)
  • FireWire Port (rear)
  • FireWire Port (front)
Ethernet Type Ethernet (10/100 Mbps)
Slots 2
Parallel Port No
Memory
Memory size 1024.0 MB
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Speed 16.0
Optical Drive Type DVD±RW/-RAM
Included Drives 1
Storage Media
SD card Yes
XD picture card 1
Memory stick Memory Stick
Compact flash Yes
Smart media Yes
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
Case
Chassis style Tower (Midsize)
External Drive Bays 2.0
Internal Drive Bays 1.0

Performance

Overall Rating
World Bench 5 Score 108.0
World Bench 5 Word Score Good
Office Productivity
Mozilla 364.0
Microsoft Office XP 506.0
WinZip 331.0
Multitasking 442.0
Content Creation
Musicmatch Jukebox 500.0
Discreet 3ds Max DirectX 300.0
Roxio VideoWave 258.0
Adobe Photoshop 313.0
Discreet 3ds Max OpenGL 316.0
ACD Systems ACDSee 559.0
Ahead Nero 462.0
Windows Media Encoder 276.0
Adobe Premiere 378.0
Gaming
Overall Graphics Score Poor
Doom 3 with AA, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 3.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3 with AA, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 4.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 13.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 16.63   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry with AA, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 4.28   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry with AA, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 8.19   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 15.59   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 28.72   Frames per second (higher is better)