Pros

  • Attractive design
  • Nice software and BIOS

Cons

  • Flimsy feel to the case and peripherals

At A Glance

This fairly well priced priced PC is good-looking but doesn't feel particularly sturdy.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.hp.com

The Specs

Pricing
Inventory Number 32029
Processor
Processor type Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550
Processor speed 2830.0 MHz
Display
Display size 20.0 inches
Included monitor No
Monitor model number HP w2207
Display type LCD
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset Nvidia GeForce 9500 GS
Video Bus PCI Express
Storage
Raid type none
Drive size 750.0 GB
Expansion slots
Open PCI Express X16 Slots 0.0
Number of PCI slots 2.0
Open PCI Express X1 Slots 4.0
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 6
Parallel Port No
Memory
Memory size 3072.0 MB
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Speed 8.0
Optical Drive Type DVD±RW
Included Drives 1
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (32 bit)
Case
Chassis style Tower (Midsize)
External Drive Bays 6.0
Internal Drive Bays 4.0

Performance

Overall Rating
WorldBench 6 Score 120.0
WorldBench 6 Rating Very Good
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 211.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 331.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 199.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 342.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 324.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 310.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 193.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 349.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 197.0   seconds (lower is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 235.0
Gaming
Overall Graphics Score Poor
Doom 3 with AA, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 52.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3 with AA, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 65.07   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 113.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 134.47   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry with AA, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 79.57   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry with AA, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 118.56   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 137.68   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 197.5   Frames per second (higher is better)