Pros

  • Low cost, high performance
  • Blu-ray Disc and Bluetooth

Cons

  • Only one free bay

At A Glance

A solid performer that costs considerably less than Dell's QX9650-based XPS 420 configuration.

The Specs

Pricing
Inventory Number 30921
Processor
Processor type Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550
Processor speed 2830.0 MHz
Display
Display size 22.0 inches
Included monitor No
Monitor model number Dell SP2208WFP
Display type LCD
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT
Video Bus PCI Express
Video Memory Type DDR3
Storage
Raid type RAID 0
Drive size 640.0 GB
Expansion slots
Open PCI Express X16 Slots 0.0
Open PCI Express X1 Slots 1.0
Number of PCI slots 3.0
Number of PCI-Express Slots 3.0
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (rear) (x6)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (front) (x2)
  • FireWire Port (rear)
  • FireWire Port (front)
Ethernet Type Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps)
Slots 4
Parallel Port No
Memory
Memory size 3072.0 MB
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Speed 4.0
Optical Drive Type BD-R/RE/DVD±R DL/DVD±RW
Included Drives 2
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (32 bit)
Case
Chassis style Tower (Midsize)
External Drive Bays 4.0
Internal Drive Bays 2.0

Performance

Overall Rating
WorldBench 6 Score 122.0
WorldBench 6 Rating Superior
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 218.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 347.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 191.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 321.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 340.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 317.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 197.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 274.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 196.0   seconds (lower is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 240.0
Gaming
Overall Graphics Score Very Good