Pros

  • Terrific array of connections and ports
  • 1.5TB of storage

Cons

  • Cramped, messy internals
  • Not much room to upgrade

At A Glance

The portable Minibox boasts Nvidia's latest graphics card, and an amazing amount of storage and connection options.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.polywell.com/us

The Specs

Processor
Processor type AMD Phenom II X4 940
Processor speed 3000.0 MHz
Display
Included monitor No
Monitor model number Samsung SyncMaster 2253w
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset Nvidia GeForce GTX285
Video Bus PCI Express
Video Memory Type DDR3
Storage
Raid type RAID 0
Drive size 1500.0 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 0.0
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (rear) (x6)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (front) (x3)
  • FireWire Port (rear)
  • FireWire Port (front)
Ethernet Type Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps)
Slots 1
Parallel Port No
Memory
Memory size 4096.0 MB
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type DVD±RW
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (64 bit)
Case
Chassis style Compact
External Drive Bays 3.0
Internal Drive Bays 2.0

Performance

Overall Rating
WorldBench 6 Score 113.0
WorldBench 6 Rating Very Good
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 208.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 332.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 231.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 426.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 395.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 330.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 193.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 377.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 211.0   seconds (lower is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 232.0
Gaming
Overall Graphics Score Good
Doom 3 with AA, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 164.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3 with AA, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 164.97   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 164.73   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 163.17   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars High 2560x1600 79.67   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars High 1920x1200 89.67   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars High 1680x1050 89.73   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars High 1024x768 90.07   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Normal 2560x1600 90.07   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Normal 1920x1200 90.57   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Normal 1680x1050 90.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Normal 1024x768 90.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry with AA, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 211.03   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry with AA, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 207.93   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 211.37   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 209.23   Frames per second (higher is better)