Pros

  • Plenty of free space inside for upgrades
  • Category-leading speed

Cons

  • Poor storage capacity

At A Glance

Sandy Bridge arrives on our mainstream-PC chart with a flourish as Micro Express’s MicroFlex 25B mops the floor with the competition--for now.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.microexpress.net

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core i5
Processor speed 4.4 MHz
Cache size 6.144 KB
Processor count 1
Graphics
Graphics Type Discrete
Secondary Graphics Chipset ATI Radeon HD
Number of Graphic Cards included 1.0
Video Bus PCI Express
Storage
Drive size 300.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 10000.0 RPM
Other storage
  • CompactFlash
  • Memory Stick
  • SD Card
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
  • SDXC Card
  • xD-Picture Card
Drive type Hard Disk Drive
Ports and Connections
MultiMedia Card (MMC) or MultiMediaCard (MMC) Yes
SDXC Card or Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC) 1.0
Available Interfaces
  • HDMI
  • Video - 24 pin DVI-D
  • eSATA
Ethernet Type Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps)
SDHC Card or Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) 1.0
SD/MMC Card 1.0
Memory
Memory size 4096.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1600.0 MHz
Storage Media
SD card Yes
XD picture card 1
Memory stick Memory Stick
Compact flash Yes
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Case
Chassis style Tower (Midsize)

Performance

Overall Rating
WorldBench 6 Score 188.0
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 114.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 295.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 122.0   seconds (lower is better)
Multitasking 133.0
Content Creation
Image Editing 207.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 254.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 156.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 116.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 237.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 140.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1024x768 321.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1680x1050 248.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1920x1200 206.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 2560x1600 132.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1024x768 208.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1680x1050 193.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1920x1200 174.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 2560x1600 112.5   Frames per second (higher is better)