|Processor||3.1 GHz Core i5-3450|
|RAM||12 GB DDR3|
|Memory Speed||1600 MHz|
|Hard Drive||2 TB SATA|
|Graphics Coprocessor||NVIDIA GeForce GT 520|
|Chipset Brand||Intel, NVIDIA|
|Graphics Card Ram Size||1024 MB|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||2|
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||2|
ASUS Essentio CM6870-US-2AA Desktop (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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Most importantly for me, this little baby cooks right along. In my purely subjective opinion, it even seems to smoke the Dell that I had, which cost at least $400 more than the Asus Essentio. The Asus keyboard is also of a better quality than that which came with the more expensive Dell. The bottom line is, I don't think you're going to find too many desktops right now that offer as much for the money as this one. I mean, come on: 12GB of ram; a 2TB hard drive; a 3.1Ghz Core-i5 processor; and an Nvidia GeForce GT-520 1GB graphics card. For this price? But again, here's the real deal for me: the performance. No, I haven't clocked it, but I certainly can see and feel the performance and it is doing just great. I do high-end 3D graphics work and I was afraid that the GT-520 would be too wimpy for my work, but so far it's holding it's own quite well. Time will tell on that score, however. Now I admit, I'm not a gamer so I can't speak to that. But I would hazard a guess that this machine just might do quite well with that as well. If not, one could always upgrade the graphics card and probably still come out ahead in terms of price.Read more ›
Because I had not intended to buy a new computer now, or budgeted for it... this was rather an "emergency purchase". That said, I did not get the machine I might have had it been approached differently (which would have cost circa ($3000-4000).
While not an engineer, I am not a novice either, having played with computers since the early 1970s (starting with a DEC PDP-10). I have purchased a few desktops since that time, and those experiences led me to rule out HP, Dell and IBM as reasonable options. (Those experiences are too extensive to to detail in a review of another product, but suffice it to say that I would not buy a post-it note from HP, and am not much fonder of the other 2). The companies at the top of my list have moved on, and so I began by 1: ruling out and 2: using more recent experience with other equipment. A few years back I bought a net book, again, after much research ;) and determined that the most solid equipment was made by asus and MSI. I have been very happy with my little ASUS machine, and have since bought 2 monitors from them both of which are very solid, (and were exceptional values besting a Samsung which cost 5x as much).
What I was looking for:
1: fast.Read more ›
I am an engineer and amateur astronomer and task my
computers very heavily. This one does it all with ease.
Thankfully I got it before windows 8!
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This computer locks up for no reason. It happens a couple times a month. I've researched online and discovered that this is not an uncommon problem with Asus desktops and the... Read morePublished on May 15, 2014 by R. Beasley
This is a very reasonably price powerful machine . I have had no trouble with it , highly recommended. Yeah.Published on May 2, 2014 by Nels
Great Computer!! I use this for multi programs at one time, and never has failed. I blow out the case 4 times a year to help it run fast and cool.Published on December 6, 2013 by David A. Smith
A solid computer, and one of the few options available that still came with Windows 7. I will say that I was not thrilled with the very limited warranty -- only 2 weeks or so? Read morePublished on September 7, 2013 by Viridis
This is an excellent computer especially for the price. It is fast enough for games or whatever you do on your computer. It is easy to set up. Read morePublished on May 25, 2013 by Deborah Meadows
There's nothing I don't like about this computer. It's quiet, has lots of USB ports (4 of them right on the front), and slots to read 3 different camera card sizes. Read morePublished on March 15, 2013 by Elizabeth
Wanted to upgrade from Dell 8300 running XP. Did not want Win 8 preload. Wanted fast, lots of ram, good video, good sound...but not a gamer. Read morePublished on January 30, 2013 by DurangoDad
OMG is this computer fast! I love it!
I have not a one complaint.
YOU SHOULD GET THIS COMPUTER IF YOU CAN
First of all, Amazon is the only place that lists the processor as an i5-2500. All other sites list it as an i5-3450 (3.1 GHz). Read morePublished on December 5, 2012 by C. Hall