Pros

  • Above-average performance
  • HDMI port

Cons

  • Limited upgradeability
  • Low gaming performance for the graphics card

At A Glance

The compact Dell Studio Slim provides above-average application performance and connectivity, but upgrades are limited.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.dell.com

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200
Processor speed 2330.0 MHz
Display
Display size 20.0 inches
Included monitor No
Monitor model number Dell SP2009WFP
Display type LCD
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset ATI Radeon HD 3450
Video Bus PCI Express
Video Memory Type DDR2
Storage
Raid type none
Drive size 640.0 GB
Expansion slots
Open PCI Express X16 Slots 0.0
Number of PCI slots 1.0
Open PCI Express X1 Slots 0.0
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)
Ethernet Type Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps)
Slots 1
Parallel Port No
Memory
Memory size 4096.0 MB
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Speed 12.0
Optical Drive Type DVD±RW
Included Drives 1
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate (32 bit)
Case
Chassis style Compact
External Drive Bays 2.0
Internal Drive Bays 2.0

Performance

Overall Rating
WorldBench 6 Score 106.0
WorldBench 6 Rating Very Good
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 265.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 347.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 233.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 395.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 356.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 372.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 228.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 328.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 225.0   seconds (lower is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 298.0
Gaming
Overall Graphics Score Poor
Doom 3 with AA, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 17.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3 with AA, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 20.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 38.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 46.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry with AA, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 20.09   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry with AA, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 30.78   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 44.46   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 68.83   Frames per second (higher is better)