Pros

  • Solid performance and design
  • HDTV Tuner

Cons

  • Mediocre gaming performance
  • Too much junkware on the desktop

At A Glance

This is a nice value system with good mainstream performance and a TV tuner.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.hp.com

The Specs

Pricing
Inventory Number 32126
Processor
Processor type Intel Core 2 Duo E4700
Processor speed 2600.0 MHz
Display
Display size 20.0 inches
Included monitor No
Monitor model number HP w2007
Display type LCD
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset Nvidia GeForce 9300 GE
Video Bus PCI Express
Storage
Raid type none
Drive size 320.0 GB
Expansion slots
Open PCI Express X16 Slots 0.0
Number of PCI slots 1.0
Open PCI Express X1 Slots 1.0
Number of PCI-Express Slots 3.0
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 2
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 (Mini)
External Drive Bays 3.0
Internal Drive Bays 2.0

Performance

Overall Rating
WorldBench 6 Score 103.0
WorldBench 6 Rating Very Good
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 250.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 344.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 212.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 384.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 352.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 623.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 220.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 409.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 213.0   seconds (lower is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 313.0
Gaming
Overall Graphics Score Poor
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1024x768 18.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1680x1050 14.83   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1920x1200 8.21   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 2560x1600 4.85   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1024x768 17.32   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1680x1050 13.47   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1920x1200 7.37   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 2560x1600 4.41   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3 with AA, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 21.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3 with AA, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 27.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 39.13   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 48.37   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars High 1920x1200 6.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars High 1680x1050 7.83   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars High 1024x768 16.97   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Normal 1920x1200 6.43   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Normal 1680x1050 8.23   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Normal 1024x768 17.53   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry with AA, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 27.85   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry with AA, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 48.84   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 43.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 67.37   Frames per second (higher is better)