HP Vectra VL420

This budget Pentium 4 system offers good PC WorldBench 4 numbers and great corporate features

WHAT'S HOT: The latest entrant in HP's Vectra line of corporate PCs, the HP Vectra VL420 we tested purred its way to a PC WorldBench 4 score of 97. That number falls below the benchmark score of 100 established by our baseline system (a 1.2-GHz Athlon with 128MB of RAM), but it's still impressive for a compact desktop system. Powered by a 1.8-GHz Pentium 4 and carrying 256MB of PC133 SDRAM memory, our Vectra VL420 outperformed a similarly configured Dell OptiPlex GX240 by six points (7 percent).

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