Pros

  • Tons of memory
  • Very fast hard-drive RAID array

Cons

  • Limited upgradability
  • Lacks advanced external connectivity

At A Glance

This system is plenty fast, but HP had to overlook a few elements in order to achieve the HPE-170t’s price-to-performance ratio.

Manufacturer’s Description

Whether you are streaming videos, editing high-def content, or getting lost in a game, the HP Pavilion Elite HPE-170t series delivers blazing performance at every turn. And this elegant PC offers expandability to grow with your changing digital life.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.hp.com

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core i7-860
Processor speed 2.8 MHz
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset Nvidia GeForce GTX 260
General Information
UPC Code 885631032336
Memory
Memory size 8192.0 MB
Power
Power Supply Wattage 460.0 watts
Power Supply Manufacturer OEM
Power Supply Model OEM
Other Features
Devices
  • Keyboard
  • Mouse
Case
Chassis style Tower (Midsize)

Performance

Overall Rating
WorldBench 6 Score 146.0
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 210.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 312.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 162.0   seconds (lower is better)
Multitasking 230.0
Content Creation
Image Editing 296.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 297.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 235.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 172.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 161.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 170.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1024x768 203.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1680x1050 140.61   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1920x1200 121.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 2560x1600 80.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1024x768 135.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1680x1050 116.27   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1920x1200 99.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 2560x1600 65.4   Frames per second (higher is better)