Pros

  • Upgradable hard disk and RAM
  • Very good performance

Cons

  • Only 802.11g Wi-Fi (no N)
  • No touchscreen

At A Glance

The 18.5-inch MS214 delivers a decent mix of features, performance, and price--so long as you can do without a touchscreen and slow networking.

Manufacturer’s Website

HP

The Specs

Processor
Processor type AMD Athlon 64 X2
Processor speed 1.5 MHz
Display
Display size 18.5 inches
Display type LCD Display w/ Glossy Screen
Resolution 1366 x 768 (WXGA) pixels
General Information
UPC Code 884962290279
Memory
Memory size 2048.0 MB
Memory type DDR2
Other Features
Devices Built-In Webcam

Performance

Overall Rating
WorldBench 6 Score 59.0
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 560.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 498.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 523.0   seconds (lower is better)
Multitasking 676.0
Content Creation
Image Editing 942.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 586.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 1241.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 421.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 397.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 360.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1024x768 13.19   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1024x768 11.39   Frames per second (higher is better)