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ASUS Essentio CM6730-US-2AD Desktop

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  • Intel Core i3 2120 Processor 3.3GHz
  • 4GB SDRAM DDR3
  • 1000 GB 7200 rpm Hard Drive
  • Intel HD Graphics
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
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Processor3.3 GHz Core i3-2120
RAM4 GB DDR3
Hard Drive1024 GB SATA
Graphics CoprocessorIntel HD Graphics
Chipset BrandIntel
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 4
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 2
Brand NameAsus
SeriesEssentio
Item model numberCM6730-US-2AD
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium
Item Weight21.4 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H20.20 x 9.50 x 18.90 inches
Color Black
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count1
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Rotational Speed7200 RPM
Optical Drive Type24x DVD-RW
Audio-out Ports (#)1
  
Additional Information
ASINB007B5RTQ0
Best Sellers Rank #26,515 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight21.6 pounds
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableFebruary 20, 2012
  
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Product Description

The 2nd Gen Intel Core Processors: The CM6730 now comes with the all-new 2nd generation Intel Core Processors and ultra-fast DDR3 memory for rapid multitasking. The smart processor automatically delivers extra performance on-tap with Intel’s Turbo Boost technology 2.0*, while intelligent multitasking via Intel hyper-threading technology* lets you do more at once. Whether it’s HD or 3D, gaming or multimedia, this desktop can handle it all. *Function may vary by selected CPU.

From the Manufacturer

ASUS Essentio Desktop PC CM6730
ASUS Essentio Desktop PC CM6730

Connect, Create, and Control Your Home Entertainment

The ASUS Essentio Desktop PC CM6730 delivers incredible performance for you to master your home media. Featuring a 2nd gen Intel Core processor and high-quality components, this PC runs smooth while playing games, watching movies, and multitasking with speed and dependable reliability. Complete with a full-size wireless keyboard and wireless mouse, make the CM6730 the heart of your home media center.

Amazing multitasking performance

Featuring the 2nd gen Intel Core processor, get fast multitasking performance for your multiple tasks. Select models with the Intel Core i5 processor1 features Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology that adapts the processor speed based on what you're doing for smooth performance.

Stunning visual power

Featuring Intel HD graphics, the Essentio CM6730 gives you the power to enjoy flawless media playback from HD movies, videos, or casual games. With Super Multi DVD drive play and record DVDs and CDs.

Ultrafast sharing and charging

With built-in SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports, transfer files to USB 3.0 storage devices up to 10 times faster and charge compatible devices like smartphones up to 50% faster2 even with the PC turned off. Complimentary with each desktop, you get 3GB of ASUS WebStorage that lets you securely and easily share and access your data online.

Energy and time savings

ASUS Instant On lets you put your PC to sleep with enhanced power savings up to 98% and resumes within seconds with the simple press of a hotkey. For even greater energy savings, the Essentio CM6730 is built with the ASUS Energy Processing Unit (EPU) that lets you customize system settings to save up to 40% energy.

Innovated cooling system

While other desktop PCs can get dust build up in their fans overtime, which leads to overheating and crashes, the ASUS Smart Cooling System uses an innovative fan spinning function that activates during system startup to keep your system at an optimal temperature and prevent dust buildup.

ASUS Essentio Desktop PC CM6730 SuperSpeed USB DVD Intel Core Processor Cooling System EPU

Reliability Matters

ASUS was recently ranked the #1 most reliable Windows-based desktop PC brand from the PC World Service and Reliability survey of 63,000 readers. Producers of the world's bestselling and most award winning motherboards—the heart of every computer, ASUS products are built to last using high-quality components and durable parts.

Relax, ASUS Has You Covered

The Essentio CM6730 comes with a 1-year North America warranty, 1-way free return shipping, and has 24/7 tech support.

Key Features

  • 2nd gen Intel Core processor1 for fast multitasking performance
  • Intel HD graphics for smooth HD video and casual gaming performance
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports for up to 10 times faster transfers and 50% faster charging2 with compatible devices even when the PC is shut off
  • Complimentary 3GB of ASUS WebStorage to easily share and access your data from online cloud storage anywhere you have an Internet connection
  • 1TB hard drive for ample data storage
  • Up to 6GB DDR3 system memory for smooth multitasking
  • 7.1-channel audio support for high-quality surround sound
  • High-speed wireless N connectivity and Gigabit LAN for reliable and fast Internet
  • ASUS Instant On instantly puts the PC in an enhanced sleep mode that saves up to 98% energy with a hot key
  • ASUS UEFI BIOS lets advanced users more easily customize system settings with a mouse interface and supports 2.2TB hard drives and larger
  • ASUS Audio Maker lets you easily cut, mix, and create audio tracks then share them online
  • ASUS Exclusive EPU reduces energy consumption up to 40%
  • ASUS Smart Cooling System uses innovative technique to keep your system at an optimal temperature and prevent dust buildup

Specifications

  • Operating System: Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
  • Processor1:
    • 2nd gen Intel Core i5-2320 processor 3GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 3.3 GHz
    • 2nd gen Intel Core i3-2120 processor 3.3 GHz
  • Graphics:Intel HD graphics
  • Memory: Up to 6GB DDR3 1333MHz (expandable to 8GB)
  • Optical Storage: Super Multi 24x DVD drive
  • WLAN: 802.11 b/g/n (@ 2.4GHz)
  • LAN: 10/100/1000 Mbps
  • Hybrid Storage:
    • 1TB 7200RPM hard drive + complementary 3GB of ASUS WebStorage
    • 1TB 5400RPM hard drive + complementary 3GB of ASUS WebStorage
  • Audio: ALC892 High Definition Audio 8-channel CODEC
  • Card Reader: 6-in-1 (MS/ MS Pro/ MMC/ SD/ SDHC/ XD)
  • Front IO Ports:
    • 1 x 6-in-1 Card Reader
    • 1 x Headphone
    • 1 x Microphone
    • 2 x USB 2.0
  • Back IO Ports:
    • 1 x PS/2
    • 1 x RJ45 LAN (10/100/1000)
    • 1 x 8 channel Audio I/O
    • 1 x HDMI
    • 1 x VGA
    • 1 x DVI
    • 1 x S/PDIF
    • 2 x USB 3.0
    • 4 x USB 2.0
  • Software:
    • PC-cillin Internet Security/Titanium 3.0(Mid-Range) Trial
    • Office 2010 Starter
    • Nero 9 Essentials
    • Microsoft Pack
    • Adobe Reader
  • Warranty: 1 year North America Warranty
  • Certification: Energy Star 5.2, EPEAT Gold
  • Dimensions: 6.8 x 14.2 x 15.8 inches (W x H x D)
  • Weight: 17.4 lbs
  • Color: Black

What's in the Box

  • ASUS Essentio Desktop PC CM6730
  • Wired keyboard
  • Wired mouse
  • Power Cord
  • Warranty Card
  • Quick Manual

© 2012 ASUS Computer International. All Rights Reserved. ASUS is a registered trademark of ASUSTeK Computer. All specifications are subject to change without notice and features are only in select models. Products may not be available in all markets. Brand and product names mentioned are trademarks of their respective companies.

1 Processor configuration varies by model.
2 Figures are theoretical values compared to USB 2.0 benchmarks for reference purposes. Actual speed depends on device and system status.

Customer Reviews

Recommended by our computer guru as I had no idea what to buy.
mjc36
I called the company to find out the problem and they said I would have to package it up and pay to sent it to Indiana to have it checked out.
Richard Horton
This kind of service and lack of reliability deserves an "F" rating and I advise all to avoid ASUS like he plague.
Dale Bridenbaugh

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By D. Carlton on October 13, 2012
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This is an excellent computer. I don't know what the real issues are for some of the other reviewers, but I have used this computer for the last 6 months for 10 hours a day (work from home) and it is excellent. The current price is $100 less than I paid. For those that don't know, Asus quite often ranks first for reliability among non-Apple PCs (Apple usually is tops but not by much and you pay a steep premium - great product though). Asus is one of the largest manufacturers of motherboards and other components, which have a very good reputation among builders.

This computer has an Asus motherboard and runs internally at 6 Gbits/sec (SATA III), has a 7200 1 TB RPM HD, and 2 of the 6 USB ports are USB3, which is 10 times faster than USB2. Has 4 GB RAM and can take 8 GB, which is probably enough for 99% of users. An i5 processor probably provides the best bang for the buck, but for the price, performance (the i3 2120 processor is no slouch - runs photo editing applications very quickly), and expected reliability, this is a very good choice IMO.

You have to remember that some reviewers may have other agendas when they post either glowing reviews or ones that are less than stellar. For one of the reviews here, I am pretty sure that I saw almost the identical review for this machine on Newegg 6 months ago, so the reviewer gets around. Do your own research to confirm what I posted. I bought my computer through Amazon and it was well packed (double boxed).
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By DPC on November 24, 2012
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Overall I am very satisfied with this purchase. ASUS makes a solid computer at a good price.

The RAM is fine, but at 4GB it may require upgrading in the future (there are two slots and one is filled). 1TB of storage is standard but appreciated. Six USB ports with two in the front is also standard but appreciated. I don't have any USB 3.0 devices, but it's nice to have two ports for the future -- just in case, I guess.

I wish I had a gigabit internet connection to take advantage of the port this computer has. Still, the internal wireless card works well, getting as good reception as my Macbook's wireless card.

The one thing that disappointed me was the performance of the (integrated) Intel HD graphics, which rated 4.4 on the Windows experience index. The computer's fan would blow away as I streamed internet media on my TV (via HDMI) while working on my desktop. I'm not a gamer, but it cannot handle even older / lower-intensity games on higher settings. Also, Intel's driver is clunky and didn't handle my two-display setup very well: any time I turned on the TV, my computer monitor would blink off and then on again as the card/driver organized things.

Not liking the user experience, and not wanting my motherboard to work itself to death, I solved this issue by buying a fifty-dollar graphics card (there are many out there, but I got one made by ASUS/NVIDIA). My Windows experience index for graphics jumped from 4.4 to a 6.6, and I've played several games on high settings with nice results. NVIDIA's driver also handles multiple displays seamlessly.

Aside from that issue, this computer is exactly what I was hoping for. If it can last, and my experiences with ASUS say that's a likely outcome, then it will have been well worth the cost.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Richard Horton on April 7, 2013
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I purchased this desktop about 1 month ago and out of the box the fan was very load and approx. 2 weeks later the first pop up that the CPU was at or above 85 degrees Celsius. I called the company to find out the problem and they said I would have to package it up and pay to sent it to Indiana to have it checked out. I asked if I could use someone local and they said if I chose to go that route they would void my warranty completely! So I have the choice of loosing the money I make per day with this unit while its gone or loose the warranty that's on it! Not my idea of great customer service.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By David on December 7, 2012
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I didn't expect to get such a great computer in this low price range, so I was pleasantly surprised. I use my computer primarily for Internet browsing and creating and storing documents. On rare occasions I burn or play discs. This computer is plenty fast when performing all of those tasks that I use it for. I do not play games on my computers. The ASUS name attracted me because I know that it means quality, performance, and reliability. I learned the hard way from a virus that disabled another computer to keep critical files stored on at least one external drive, so that's what I do. After doing all of the updates to get this computer set up, it had 332 GB free of 372 GB on WIN 7 (C:) drive and 540 GB free of 540 GB on DATA (D:) drive. The free space on (C:) drive decreased to 327 GB after I loaded the office software suites that I use. Considering the way I use my computer and store files externally, I think that's more free space than I'll ever need. It required 5 blank DVD+R discs to create system restore discs when setting up this computer.

The only problem I have experienced has been several connection failures when using the installed wireless card with the included antenna. That could have been caused by any of several problems from my Linksys WRT54G wireless router being too far away to interference or something else unrelated to the hardware of the computer. I already had a long shielded ethernet cable, so I solved the connection problems by connecting that cable.

The general product description from ASUS that mentions an included wireless keyboard and wireless mouse is incorrect. Both are USB corded devices. My experience has been that corded mice don't last long, so I recommend getting a good wireless mouse such as the Logitech M510.
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