Pros

  • Excellent general performance
  • Plenty of storage space

Cons

  • Poor price-to-performance ratio

At A Glance

We love just about everything in iBuyPower’s Paladin XLC, but its commanding price puts this desktop’s total potential into question.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.ibuypower.com

Performance

Overall Rating
WorldBench 6 Score 198.0
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 134.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 291.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 130.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 219.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 260.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 148.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 124.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 104.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 143.0   seconds (lower is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 154.0
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1024x768 343.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1680x1050 326.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1920x1200 291.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 2560x1600 192.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1024x768 209.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1680x1050 206.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1920x1200 196.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 2560x1600 147.1   Frames per second (higher is better)