Pros

  • Attractive, accessible chassis
  • Great general performance

Cons

  • Lacks HDMI

At A Glance

This mainstream desktop is low on price and high on just about everything else. Talk about a Sandy Bridge system to beat!

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.microexpress.net

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core i5
Processor speed 3.3 MHz
Cache size 6.144 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
Raid type RAID 0
Drive size 1120.0 GB
Drive type
  • Hard Disk Drive
  • Solid-State Drive
Expansion slots
Number of PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slots 2.0
Number of PCI-Express x1 slots 2.0
Open PCI Express X1 Slots 2.0
Number of PCI slots 2.0
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • DVI (dual link)
  • FireWire Port (rear)
  • HDMI
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (front) (x3)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (rear) (x8)
  • eSATA
Ethernet Type Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps)
Slots
  • CompactFlash
  • Memory Stick
  • Microdrive
  • MultiMedia Card (MMC)
  • SD Card
  • xD-Picture Card
Memory
Memory size 16384.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 667.0 MHz
Power
Power Supply Wattage 500.0 watts
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Speed 10.0
Optical Drive Type BD-R/RE/DVD±R DL/DVD±RW
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Case
Chassis style Tower (Midsize)

Performance

Overall Rating
WorldBench 6 Score 184.0
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 144.0   seconds (lower is better)
WinZip 150.0
Microsoft Office XP 312.0
Multitasking 164.0
Content Creation
Roxio VideoWave 151.0
Ahead Nero 99.0
Windows Media Encoder 135.0
Discreet 3ds Max OpenGL 192.0
Adobe Photoshop 231.0
Discreet 3ds Max DirectX 271.0
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1024x768 260.68   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1680x1050 237.59   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1920x1200 208.56   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 2560x1600 132.37   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1024x768 165.96   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1680x1050 166.49   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1920x1200 157.62   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 2560x1600 112.22   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1024x768 130.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1680x1050 88.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1920x1200 77.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 2560x1600 52.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 163.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1680x1050 138.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1920x1200 127.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 2560x1600 96.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1024x768 121.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1680x1050 87.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1920x1200 77.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 2560x1600 52.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 163.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1680x1050 158.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1920x1200 148.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 2560x1600 102.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Ultra Quality, 2560x1600 48.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Ultra Quality, 2560x1600 48.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Stalker 2, Ultra Quality, 2560x1600 20.5   Frames per second (higher is better)