Asus 23.6" ET2410 All-In-One PC Review

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Overall Design & Layout

The majority of all-in-one machines tend to look either really sexy or really awful. There doesn't appear to be a whole lot of middle ground, perhaps because it's a growing segment that isn't yet saturated with models to the same extent as desktop towers and notebooks. Regardless, the ET2410 is a head turner (in a good way).



The very first thing that strikes us about the ET2410 is the glossy finish, and unless you intend to plop the machine on your front porch, as we obviously did, that won't be an issue. Asus traded in the boxy base look that's so prominent on many all-in-one machines and gave the ET2410 a bit of modern flair with an angled base and a two-tone finish that looks elegant, just as advertised.

We should also mention that this thing is heavy, or at least heavy enough to where you won't have to worry about knocking it over when playing Nerf football in the house or dorm room. It tips the scale at nearly 24 pounds, or about a pound per inch of screen real estate.

 

The power button sits flush with the speaker bar on the bottom right and illuminates when you turn it on. Above it are volume up/down buttons that double as on-screen controls for the 23.6-inch display. You're afforded some basic calibration for things like brightness, contrast, and color temperature, but not much else. We didn't run the ET2410 through an exhaustive display test with DisplayMate and other tools we use when formally evaluating monitors, but the screen was bright and crisp overall, and plenty sufficient for day-to-day computing and multimedia tasks.

As for the speaker bar and the pair of 3W drivers nestled inside, the ET2410 pumps out some impressive sound. Crank it up and you can fill a room with your Beastie Boys collection or whatever old school tunes you're kicking it too. There's even a bit of bass response to do your 80s rap collection justice, even without the optional bass module. We're not talking window rattling, couch shaking, cops arrive at your door because the neighbors complained bass, but some mild thump nonetheless.



Around the back are a series of connectivity ports, including:
  • Kensington Lock
  • Power Connector
  • USB 2.0 x 3
  • GbE LAn
  • HDMI Input; HDMI Output
  • VGA (D-Sub)

You can also yank the stand off of the ET2410 and mount the system to your wall via VESA mounts and/or an optional Asus certified wall mount. We don't imagine many people will to do that with this particular model, as it lacks an optional TV tuner. The stand itself supports a bit of tilt adjustment, but no pivot or height alterations.

 

On the right side of the ET2410 is the DVD burner (or Blu-ray drive, another optional accessory that isn't included on this particular model). Over on the left are more connectivity ports, including a pair of SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports, eSATA port, memory card reader, and headphone/microphone inputs. We like that Asus decided to put the faster USB ports on the side of the system where they're more conveniently accessed instead of around back where those lazy USB 2.0 ports are situated.


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