Pros

  • Lots of room for future upgrades
  • Excellent performance

Cons

  • Boring chassis

At A Glance

Micro Express's latest budget machine bucks the category trends—in all the right ways.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.microexpress.net

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core i3
Processor speed 3.3 MHz
Cache size 0.512 KB
Bus speed 100.0 MHz
Processor count 1
Graphics
Graphics Type Discrete
Secondary Graphics Chipset ATI Radeon HD
Number of Graphic Cards included 1.0
Storage
Drive size 500.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 7200.0 RPM
Other storage
  • Memory Stick
  • SD Card
  • SD/MMC Card
Drive type Hard Disk Drive
Expansion slots
Number of PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slots 2.0
Open PCI Express X16 Slots 1.0
Number of PCI-Express x8 slots 3.0
Ports and Connections
MultiMedia Card (MMC) or MultiMediaCard (MMC) Yes
Available Interfaces
  • DVI
  • DisplayPort
  • FireWire Port (rear)
  • HDMI
  • Keyboard - USB
  • Mouse - USB
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (front) (x3)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (rear) (x4)
  • eSATA
Ethernet Type Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps)
SD/MMC Card 1.0
Memory
Memory size 4096.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 667.0 MHz
Power
Power Supply Wattage 450.0 watts
Storage Media
SD card Yes
Memory stick Memory Stick
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Case
Chassis style Tower (Midsize)