Pros

  • Strong price to performance ratio
  • Plenty of upgrade room

Cons

  • Bland chassis

At A Glance

This performance desktop scored among the best in its category, and offers a large chassis with plenty of room for upgrades.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.microexpress.net

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core i7
Processor speed 4.4 MHz
Cache size 8.192 KB
Processor count 1
Graphics
Graphics Type Discrete
Secondary Graphics Chipset ATI Radeon HD
Number of Graphic Cards included 1.0
Storage
Drive size 600.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 10000.0 RPM
Other storage
  • CompactFlash
  • Memory Stick
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SmartMedia
  • xD-Picture Card
Drive type Hard Disk Drive
Ports and Connections
MultiMedia Card (MMC) or MultiMediaCard (MMC) Yes
Available Interfaces
  • HDMI
  • eSATA
Ethernet Type Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps)
SD/MMC Card 1.0
Memory
Memory size 16384.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Power
Power Supply Wattage 500.0 watts
Storage Media
XD picture card 1
Memory stick Memory Stick
Compact flash Yes
Smart media Yes
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Case
Chassis style Tower (Midsize)

Performance

Overall Rating
WorldBench 6 Score 202.0
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 120.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 294.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 125.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 212.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 256.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 148.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 119.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 109.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 141.0   seconds (lower is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 140.0
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1024x768 309.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1680x1050 289.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1920x1200 253.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 2560x1600 171.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1024x768 192.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1680x1050 193.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1920x1200 191.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 2560x1600 150.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1024x768 141.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1680x1050 102.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1920x1200 88.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 2560x1600 62.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 180.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1680x1050 157.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1920x1200 149.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 2560x1600 118.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1024x768 133.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1680x1050 101.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1920x1200 90.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 2560x1600 65.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 204.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1680x1050 189.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1920x1200 169.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 2560x1600 122.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Ultra Quality, 2560x1600 58.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Ultra Quality, 2560x1600 57.8   Frames per second (higher is better)