Pros

  • Excellent array of back ports
  • Very expandable

Cons

  • Bundled 19-inch LCD is on the small side

At A Glance

This power desktop delivers a whole lot of performance without a whole lot of price.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.microexpress.net

The Specs

Pricing
Inventory Number 32001
Processor
Processor type Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550
Processor speed 2830.0 MHz
Display
Display size 19.0 inches
Included monitor No
Monitor model number LG W1942TQ
Display type LCD
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset Sapphire HD4870
Video Bus PCI Express
Video Memory Type DDR5
Storage
Raid type none
Drive size 500.0 GB
Expansion slots
Open PCI Express X16 Slots 1.0
Open PCI Express X1 Slots 2.0
Number of PCI slots 2.0
Number of PCI-Express Slots 5.0
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (rear) (x8)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (front) (x2)
  • FireWire Port (rear) (x2)
  • FireWire Port (front)
Ethernet Type Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps)
Slots 5
Parallel Port No
Memory
Memory size 4096.0 MB
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Speed 16.0
Optical Drive Type DVD±RW
Included Drives 1
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Business (32 bit)
Case
Chassis style Tower (Midsize)
External Drive Bays 7.0
Internal Drive Bays 3.0

Performance

Overall Rating
WorldBench 6 Score 119.0
WorldBench 6 Rating Superior
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 204.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 329.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 209.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 344.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 313.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 309.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 195.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 401.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 202.0   seconds (lower is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 231.0
Gaming
Overall Graphics Score Good
Doom 3 with AA, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 180.93   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3 with AA, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 178.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 181.57   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 180.53   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry with AA, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 212.81   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry with AA, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 219.85   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 215.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 221.3   Frames per second (higher is better)