Asus 2400ET All-In-One Touch Desktop Review

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Introduction

Boutique, ultra high-end, desktop and laptop gaming systems are sexy, but they aren't where OEMs make the majority of their money. More modest systems, like the one we'll show you here, drive bulk purchases; today we're reviewing Asus' ET2400IGTS. It's one of the nicer all-in-one systems Asus manufactures and it ships with a number of interesting options.

Systems like the ET2400 sell best when the package hits a chord with every day consumers—including those that might call themselves casual gamers, movie buffs, or audio enthusiasts. The fact that these configurations all include monitors can be a benefit when upselling customers on better quality displays, but can also drag on those who are unwilling to pay for another LCD. Even in such cases, the ET2400 IGTS is worth consideration—its components and overall build quality are quite decent.


 

Asus ET2400 IGTS
Specifications and Features (as tested)

Model
Asus ET2400 IGTS
CPU
Core i5-2400S
Memory
6GB DDR3 1333MHz
Graphics
ATI Radeon HD 6470M
Storage
1TB 7200 RPM HDD
Optical
Blu-ray Reader/DVD Burner Combo
Operating System
Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Wireless
802.11 b/g/n
Wired Internet
10/100/1000 Ethernet
Ports

2x USB 3.0, 1x 4-in-1 card reader, 1x D-Sub in, 1x HDMI-In, 4x USB 2.0, 1x TV Jack, 1x RJ-45
Sound
IIntegrated 2.0 Audio
Power Supply
150W External
Weight
22.4 pounds
Keyboard / Mouse
Wireless
Dimensions
7.31" x 17.9" x 16.02" (WxDxH)
Warranty
1 Year Basic Service Plan
Price
$1,250 (as configured)


One of the strongest points of Intel's recent Sandy Bridge microarchitecture in the second generation Core desktop processor family is that it improves CPU performance and efficiency while lowering power consumption; the system's Radeon should improve gaming and multimedia performance over and above what we'd see from a strictly integrated solution. With audio integrated into the system and a wireless keyboard / mouse included, Asus offers a clean, uncluttered usage environment that should fit the bill for may different types of PC users.

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