Conclusion: The HP Pavilion Elite HPE-257c-b is bundle with a high-end multimedia desktop and a 25-inch 16:9 widescreen 1080p monitor for $1,400. It has a bunch of nice features, but some missing features keep the combo from scoring higher.
Pros: Good performance numbers. Two-year warranty for PC hardware.
Cons: No eSATA. No Blu-ray. No 5GHz Wi-Fi support (802.11a or 802.11n 5GHz). Bloatware. HD video is online only (No HDTV tuner). Few inputs on the front panel. Doesn't come with a HDMI cable. Other parts of package and tech support only have one-year warranty.