Pros

  • Amazing general performance
  • Screwless locks for easy upgrades

Cons

  • Total storage capacity is modest
  • Gaming performance isn't top-notch

At A Glance

The undisputed performance king among value PCs, and close to the crown among power PCs as well.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.microexpress.net

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core i7-950
Storage
Drive size 300.0 GB
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • FireWire Port (front)
  • FireWire Port (rear) (x2)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (front) (x3)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (rear) (x8)
Ethernet Type Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps)
Slots
  • CompactFlash
  • Memory Stick
  • SD Card
  • SmartMedia
  • xD-Picture Card
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type DVD±RW

Performance

Overall Rating
WorldBench 6 Score 148.0
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 157.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 309.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 167.0   seconds (lower is better)
Multitasking 184.0
Content Creation
Image Editing 275.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 312.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 206.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 157.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 275.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 165.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1024x768 165.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1680x1050 170.48   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1920x1200 165.75   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1024x768 109.97   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1680x1050 107.87   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1920x1200 111.68   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars High 2560x1600 64.53   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars High 1920x1200 97.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars High 1680x1050 115.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars High 1024x768 147.33   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Normal 2560x1600 103.17   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Normal 1920x1200 140.27   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Normal 1680x1050 148.57   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Normal 1024x768 150.67   Frames per second (higher is better)