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Where many small form-factor (SFF) desktops settle into a niche somewhere between nettops and value-priced entry-level desktops, the HP Pavilion Slimline s5-1060 ($829.99 direct) inhabits this in between space by combining the compact convenience with high-powered components, respectively. Thanks to its powerful Core i5 processor, a spacious 1TB hard drive, a Blu-ray optical drive, and a wealth of entertainment features, the Slimline s5-1060 is one of the smartest buys in the SFF space right now. Measuring 12.28 by 6.21 by 15.43-inches (HWD), the Slimline puts several high-end features into a small form factor (SFF) desktop one-third the size of a traditional PC tower. Unlike value-priced SFF units, the Pavilion Slimline s5-1060 fills its compact chassis with some surprisingly good components (more below). The Slimline is equipped with an array of entertainment options, bundled with HP's Media Center remote control, a TV tuner card, Blu-ray player/ SuperMulti DVD-reader/writer, and multiple audio connections. The size of the tower also means that it can be set up in places that are normal PC tower won't fit, allowing it to be tucked out of the way behind a monitor or integrated into a home entertainment center.
The slender HP Pavilion Slimline S5-1060 desktop PC boasts solid computing and some fancy features, such as a Blu-ray disc player. Though it has a discrete graphics card, you won't be able to use it for gaming, but if you're looking for a basic home and entertainment machine, this machine packs a decent punch for a pretty good price. Our review model, priced at $830 (as of July 25, 2011), came preloaded with an Intel Core i5-2310 processor running at 2.9GHz, 6GB of installed RAM (upgradable to 16GB), a 1TB hard drive, an AMD Radeon HD 6450 graphics card, Wi-Fi 802.11n connectivity, a Blu-ray disc player, and a 64-bit version of Windows 7 Home Premium. In PCWorld's WorldBench 6 benchmark tests, the Slimline S5-1060 racked up a score of 145, putting it in the middle of our top 10 list of mainstream desktop PCs. On that list, our fifth-ranked PC, the Dell Studio XPS 7100, earned a mark of 120 on WorldBench 6, while our fourth-ranked PC, the Micro Express MicroFlex 25B, roared to a score of 188. In our Unreal Tournament 3 graphics tests, the Slimline S5-1060 managed an acceptable--but not stellar--frame rate of 47.4 frames per second (at high quality settings and 1024-by-768-pixel resolution).