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Asus ET2701 review

Verdict

The separate subwoofer adds nothing to a run-of-the-mill all-in-one that is bettered by cheaper rivals

Review Date: 29 Mar 2013

Reviewed By: Mike Jennings

Price when reviewed: £1,376 (£1,651 inc VAT)

Overall Rating
4 stars out of 6

Features & Design
4 stars out of 6

Value for Money
4 stars out of 6

Performance
5 stars out of 6

Details
Part Code ET2701
Review Date 29 Mar 2013
Price ex VAT £1,376
Price inc VAT £1,651
Overall rating 4 stars out of 6
Performance 5 stars out of 6
Features & Design 4 stars out of 6
Value for Money 4 stars out of 6
Warranty
Warranty 1 yr return to base
Basic specifications
Total hard disk capacity 2,000GB
RAM capacity 8.00GB
Screen size 27.0in
Processor
CPU family Intel Core i7
CPU nominal frequency 3.10GHz
Processor socket LGA 1155
Motherboard
Wired adapter speed 1,000Mbits/sec
Memory
Memory type DDR3
Hard disk
Hard disk Seagate Barracuda 7200.14
Capacity 2.00TB
Hard disk usable capacity 1.80TB
Internal disk interface SATA/600
Spindle speed 7,200RPM
Cache size 64MB
Drives
Optical disc technology Blu-ray writer
Rear ports
USB ports (downstream) 2
eSATA ports 1
PS/2 mouse port no
3.5mm audio jacks 4
Graphics card
Graphics card Nvidia GeForce GT 640M
Multiple SLI/CrossFire cards? no
3D performance setting Medium
Graphics chipset Nvidia GeForce GT 640M
HDMI outputs 1
VGA (D-SUB) outputs 1
Number of graphics cards 1
Monitor
Resolution screen horizontal 1,920
Resolution screen vertical 1,080
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Case
Case format All-in-one
Dimensions 660 x 233 x 508mm (WDH)
Mouse & Keyboard
Mouse and keyboard Asus wireless keyboard and mouse
Operating system and software
OS family Windows 8
Noise and power
Idle power consumption 80W
Peak power consumption 156W
Performance tests
3D performance (crysis) low settings 56fps
3D performance setting Medium
Overall Real World Benchmark score 0.99
Responsiveness score 0.89
Media score 1.09
Multitasking score 0.99
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User comments

Why?

Why are all of these 27" all in ones only coming with Full HD displays?

By big_D on 1 Apr 2013

ASUS all in one pc desktop poor quality and tech support

This is about the 27 inch all in one computer with model number ET2701INTI. The ASUS pc and support sucks.
First about an ASUS software pre installed that is not working and when I contacted ASUS support they have no idea about the software. I went back to the store where I purchased the unit and they have confirmed that it is an ASUS pre installed software. I don't need that video software so I just ignore this.
Next, the subwoofer which is defective. After 3 months of purchase I returned it to the store where I purchased it and after a month they told me it has to be returned to ASUS according to advice by ASUS. I phoned ASUS then and ASUS replied to me it is not covered by warranty so they can't replace or fix it.
Now the wireless keyboard after just 4 months that comes up with is not working anymore. I was told by ASUS support, I have to return the whole unit, the 27 inch all in one pc, shipped to them, even though only the keyboard is defective. The shipping and handling cost back and forth, I will be the one to pay. Come to think of it, the unit is heavy and I will shoulder the cost. And it does not make sense shipping the whole unit when the only defective part is keyboard. With HP, Dell, they would replace the defective part and not the whole unit.
CONSUMERS BEWARE: DO NOT BUY FROM ASUS.

By Casandra on 5 Aug 2013

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