Pros

  • Good feature set for a sub-$500 system
  • Includes 17-inch LCD screen

Cons

  • Performance is limited
  • Processor does poorly with multitasking

At A Glance

Cheap PC came bundled with a good 17-inch LCD monitor, but its low performance matches its low price.

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Manufacturer's Pricing

The Specs

Pricing
Inventory Number 25426
Processor
Processor type Sempron 3400+
Processor speed 1800.0 MHz
Display
Display size 17.0 inches
Included monitor No
Monitor model number Dell E177FP
Display type LCD
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset Nvidia GeForce 7300 LE
Video Bus Integrated
Video Memory Type Using main memory
Storage
Raid type none
Drive size 80.0 GB
Other storage Five-in-one media-card reader
Expansion slots
Open PCI Express X16 Slots 1.0
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) (x4)
  • 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 512.0 MB
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Speed 16.0
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 3.0
Internal Drive Bays 2.0

Performance

Overall Rating
World Bench 5 Score 80.0
World Bench 5 Word Score Poor
Office Productivity
Mozilla 544.0
Microsoft Office XP 574.0
WinZip 445.0
Multitasking 926.0
Content Creation
Musicmatch Jukebox 593.0
Discreet 3ds Max DirectX 393.0
Roxio VideoWave 383.0
Adobe Photoshop 423.0
Discreet 3ds Max OpenGL 398.0
ACD Systems ACDSee 690.0
Ahead Nero 632.0
Windows Media Encoder 500.0
Adobe Premiere 511.0
Gaming
Overall Graphics Score Poor
Doom 3 with AA, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 1.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3 with AA, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 2.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 6.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 7.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry with AA, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 4.41   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry with AA, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 7.28   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 12.02   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 18.73   Frames per second (higher is better)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 22.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 34.87   Frames per second (higher is better)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 1024 by 768, 16-Bit 23.87   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 38.26   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 59.64   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament, 1024 by 768, 16-Bit 53.33   Frames per second (higher is better)