Asus 20" ET2011AUKB-B006E All-In-One PC Review

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Technology moves at a breakneck pace. No one is disputing that. And it feels like just yesterday that we evaluated the Asus 2400ET, a touch-enabled All-In-One desktop that had high-end specifications and a $1,250 price tag to match. Turns out, that was nearly four months ago, and if you aren't interested in a touch panel, a Core i5 processor, and don't have deep pockets, perhaps the scaled-back ET2011 we'll be showing you here is worth consideration. This is a somewhat unique product in the Asus Eee Top ET2011 AIO line up, relying on AMD's Fusion Brazos E-350 APU in lieu of a more traditional desktop processor.

In the notebook world, we've been duly impressed with AMD's Fusion line up. In fact, Brazos mostly trumped Intel's Atom platform in the mobile space. In most cases, we actually prefer E-Series Fusion APUs over Atom; it falls in a similar power envelope, benchmarks tend to be  higher, heat output is minimal, and machines with AMD inside tend to cost a bit less.

This particular all-in-one machine is clearly aimed at people who don't want to spend a wad of money on a desktop, and just need something to handle basic tasks while taking up a small amount of space. In terms of its specifications, this machine hits all of the high points. It's plenty for most "average" users, and it's one of the sleeker, lighter AIO form factors that we've seen. It's easy to transport, ships with both a (basic) mouse and keyboard, and even includes a Super Multi DVD drive. An interesting omission (likely in the effort of cost-cutting) is the touch panel. We'll turn our attention to that in the pages to come, but for now, here's a breakdown of what exactly Asus is providing for a palatable $499.99.

Asus ET2011AUKB-B006E 20" All-In-One Desktop
Specifications and Features (as tested)
  • AMD 1.6GHz Brazos (Fusion) E-350 dual-core APU
  • 4GB of 1066MHz DDR3 RAM
  • 20" LCD (1600x900); LED backlight
  • AMD Radeon HD 6310 graphics
  • 1TB 7200RPM Hard Drive
  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • Super Multi DVD Burner
  • 0.3MP webcam
  • HDMI input
  • VGA output
  • USB 2.0 x 6
  • RJ-45 (Ethernet 10/100/1000)
  • Headphone / Mic Input Jacks
  • 3-in-1 Multimedia Card Reader
  • Non-Backlit Keyboard
  • Bundled Wired USB Mouse
  • Stereo Speakers
  • 11 Pounds
  • 19.5" (L) x 14.6" (W) x 0.8" (H) - (Dimensions)
  • Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
  • Price (as tested): $499.99
  • 1-Year Warranty

Our first reaction to seeing this machine's specs and a sub-$500 price tag was a positive one. Couple that with a thin form factor and a bundled input devices, and it definitely strikes us as a bargain in the crowded, saturated All-In-One PC world. But as we routinely say, "on paper" doesn't mean much without the real-world performance to back it up. Let's find out how the Asus ET2011AUKB-B006E shakes out in our full review ahead...

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OptimusPrimeTime 3 years ago

"Everything was going good until you mentioned *no HDMI or DVI output*, whats a shame, would have been nice to output to a bigger monitor or TV. The Lack of a full 1080P display is reasonable, as you wont find a 20 Inch display with that resolution(that I know of). So , this All in One is recommended for the kiddies."

"My question is, Does it have built in speaker in the bezel or the monitor area, and does it pumped out a good sounding experience?

AKwyn 3 years ago

Nice review... I have to say that I loved the way you focused on the design, the performance and the usability of it but I'm a bit disappointed that you didn't focus more on the monitor. I would of liked to known how deep the blacks are and how vivid the monitor was.

Anyway, nice review. Just shows that AMD's processor can get the job done as well as the cheaper Intel processors.

realneil 3 years ago

So it's no gaming computer. That's OK though. This is something that would do for Granny to start her E-Mail sojourns and help her to master that most addictive of games,....Spider Solitaire!

The price is right for a light duty multimedia capable PC. No HDMI is not a deal breaker for me either.

rrplay 3 years ago

Pretty solid AIO from Asus and the insights for the compromise of features and performance highlights make this an excellent review. Thanks .

From looking at the specs and Windows performance rating would have expected a bit more lag for even some of the lighter tasks, but not the case as mentioned.Lots of stiff competition at this price point for AIOs but the decision maker could just be the overall quality of the Asus screen for some users to decide.Rather than an omission of additional HDMI or DVI outputs ,intended location and overall expectations.

BurgendyBlues 3 years ago

Pretty sweet setup!

bfrazier 3 years ago

The photo shows an HDMI port... am I missing something?

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