Asus 23.6" ET2410 All-In-One PC Review

Introduction & Specifications

Don't let the doomsayers sell you on the idea that the desktop PC is dead. Far from it, desktops are just now entering their heyday with blazing fast multi-core processors, gobs of RAM, high definition output, SuperSpeed USB 3.0, HDMI connectivity, wireless input devices, and everything else you might find on a modern day system. No, desktops aren't dying; if anything, they're finding new ways of securing a permanent spot in your living room, your office, your dorm room, and even places like your kitchen counter or man cave. All of these areas are places all-in-one (AIO) PCs have been known to dwell.

The AIO form factor isn't new by any means, but it's only recently begun to make a broad market appearance across a number of manufacturers beyond Apple or HP, who were among the first to pioneer the form factor. Better touchscreen technology combined with lower prices have made AIO PCs both practical and affordable. The ET2410 from Asus attempts to be both of these things. It's an $850 system built around Intel's Sandy Bridge platform and packaged in an ultra-slim body that looks fashionable and takes up very little space, despite bringing a sizable 23.6-inch touchscreen to the AIO party.

Asus envisions the ET2410 taking its place as the centerpiece of your domain, as long as you don't fancy yourself a gamer, overclocker or workstation power user. The ET2410 is built to handle everyday tasks and multimedia projects. You can watch movies on the ET2410, burn DVDs, rock out to your favorite band, backup files to the web, and of course keep up with all your favorite social networks, all without ever having to use your mouse (if you don't want to). We'll cover more of what the ET2410 can and can't do on the following pages, but in the meantime, let's get acquainted with the system specs.

Asus ET2410IUTS-B019C 23.6" All-In-One Desktop
Specifications and Features (as tested)
  • Intel Core i3 2100 (3.10GHz) dual-core CPU
  • 4GB of 1333MHz DDR3 RAM
  • 23.6" LCD (1920x1080); LED backlight; Multi-touch
  • Intel HD Graphics 2000
  • 500GB 7200RPM hard drive
  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • Tray-in SuperMulti DVD burner
  • 1.3MP webcam
  • HDMI input; HDMI output
  • VGA input
  • USB 2.0 x 3; USB 3.0 x2; eSATA x 1
  • RJ-45 (Ethernet 10/100/1000)
  • Kensington lock
  • Headphone / Mic input jacks
  • 3-in-1 Multimedia Card Reader
  • Wireless keyboard / mouse combo
  • 2 x 3W speakers
  • Unlimited Asus WebStorage (3GB)
  • 23.2 Pounds
  • 23.2" (W) x 15.3" (H) x 2.4 - 9" (D)- (Dimensions)
  • Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
  • Price (as tested): $849.99
  • 1-year warranty

Pulling down the ET2410's spec sheet and glancing at its package of parts, our first impression is that this is an average PC. It has an Intel Core i3 2100 processor that's in also in charge of graphics (Intel HD Graphics 2000), 4GB of 1333MHz DDR3 memory, and a 500GB hard drive that together form the system's foundation. Not exactly jaw dropping, but as we like to believe, it's not always the size of the parts, but how you use them. Let's take a look at how the ET2410 shakes what Asus gave it.

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