Asus 23.6" ET2410 All-In-One PC Review

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PCMark & 3DMark Tests

To kick things off we fired up Futuremark's system performance benchmark, PCMark Vantage. This synthetic benchmark suite simulates a range of real-world scenarios and workloads, stressing various system subsets in the process. Everything you'd want to do with your PC -- watching HD movies, music compression, image editing, gaming, and so forth -- is represented here.  Also, most of the tests are multi-threaded, making this a good indicator of all-around performance.

Futuremark PCMark Vantage
Simulated Application Performance

The ET2410 isn't going to knock your socks off with raw computing power, or even untie your shoes, for that matter. But it will post respectable benchmarks for this class of system, based in large part on the Sandy Bridge foundation, fast RAM, and 7200 RPM hard drive running the show. In terms of real-world performance, it will post to Facebook and fire up your playlist as well as any mid-range system.

We're currently building a repository of scores for Futuremark's PCMark 7 suite, and while we don't have a huge database to compare the ET2410 with, we can say a score of 2631 is perfectly acceptable for a family machine.

Futuremark 3DMark Vantage
Synthetic DirectX Gaming

The latest version of Futuremark's synthetic 3D gaming benchmark, 3DMark Vantage, is specifically bound to Windows Vista-based systems because it uses some advanced visual technologies that are only available with DirectX 10, which isn't available on previous versions of Windows.  3DMark Vantage isn't simply a port of 3DMark06 to DirectX 10 though.  With this latest version of the benchmark, Futuremark has incorporated two new graphics tests, two new CPU tests, several new feature tests, in addition to support for the latest PC hardware.  We tested the graphics cards here with 3DMark Vantage's Performance preset option, which uses a resolution of 1280x1024

Our library of 3DMark Vantage scores in the all-in-one category isn't as fleshed out as we'd like it to be, in part because AIO systems have only recently started to become popular in the mainstream. But with or without a ton of comparison figures, it's clear that the integrated Intel HD Graphics 2000 doesn't have the graphics muscle to knock out 3D chores that go beyond basic tasks. It should also be noted that it also doesn't support DirectX 11 eye candy as well.

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