Pros

  • Innovative design, superior thermals
  • Quad-core processor

Cons

  • Total cost can run high
  • Limited hard drive capacity

At A Glance

This innovative, superbly designed power PC delivers admirable performance, but it doesn't come cheap.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number BlackBird 002 LCi
Processor
Processor type Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850
Processor speed 3000.0 MHz
Display
Display size 30.0 inches
Included monitor No
Monitor model number HP LP3065
Display type LCD
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset Nvidia Geforce 8800 Ultra
Video Bus PCI Express
Video Memory Type DDR3
Storage
Raid type none
Drive size 160.0 GB
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 4.0
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 (10/100/1000 Mbps)
Slots 3
Parallel Port No
Memory
Memory size 2048.0 MB
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Speed 6.0
Optical Drive Type DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/-RAM
Second Optical Drive Speed 6.0
Second Optical Drive Type DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/-RAM
Included Drives 1
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate (32 bit)
Case
Chassis style Tower
External Drive Bays 3.0
Internal Drive Bays 5.0

Performance

Overall Rating
WorldBench 6 Score 123.0
WorldBench 6 Rating Superior
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 195.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 324.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 214.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 325.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 322.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 305.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 185.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 385.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 189.0   seconds (lower is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 220.0
Gaming
Overall Graphics Score Superior