Asus 23.6" ET2410 All-In-One PC Review

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Lost Planet 2
DX9 Gaming Performance

 
Lost Planet 2

A follow-up to Capcom’s Lost Planet : Extreme Condition, Lost Planet 2 is a third person shooter that takes place again on E.D.N. III ten years after the story line of the first title. We ran the game’s DX9 mode simply because the Core i3 2100 processor doesn't support DX11 visuals.  We used the Test B option built into the benchmark tool and with all graphics options set to their High Quality values.

The lesson here is that if you're thinking about buying this system for gaming, don't. Asus clearly didn't have any kind of serious gaming in mind when it put together this particular model, which relies solely on the Core i3 2100's integrated Intel HD Graphics 2000 to push pixels around the screen (or, more often than not, get pushed around by pixels). Lost Planet 2 isn't an easy benchmark anyway, but we turned all the settings to Low (or Off, when possible), disabled anti-aliasing, and ran it in DirectX 9 mode. Despite all this, it couldn't manage anything close to playable framerates, even at 1280x600. Our experience was similar in both Dirt 2 and Far Cry 2.

 

Left 4 Dead 2
Gaming Performance

 
Left 4 Dead 2

In our Left 4 Dead 2 test, we use a custom Time Demo that involves plenty of fast action, some explosions, and plenty of people and objects on the screen at the same time.

If your system can't run Left 4 Dead 2, you're in serious need of an upgrade. It's one of the few games that would probably run on a calculator, and it does just fine on the ET2410, albeit after you drop the screen resolution below its native 1920x1080. Starting at 1366x768, game play smooths itself out.


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