ASUS Zen AiO Pro Z240IC Review: 4K All-In-One With Guts And Glitz

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ASUS Zen AiO Pro Final Analysis

Performance Summary: All-in-ones usually have few or no upgrade options, and that’s true of the Asus Zen AiO Pro. It's intrinsic to most AiO designs. The same chassis that makes the system so slick also prevents you from accessing the hardware inside to swap out aging components. Knowing that this is the same hardware you’ll be working with a few years from now lends the Zen AiO Pro’s performance to being an even more significant part of your buying decision.

The Zen AiO Pro proved to be a very capable system. It’s more than up to the challenge of day-to-day tasks. When it comes to graphics-intensive workloads, the GTX 960M really comes through. The system isn’t meant to be a heavy gamer, but it won’t prevent you from playing today’s games at medium settings. In addition, coupled with its fast Intel Core i7 6700T Skylake processor and blistering Samsung PCIe SSD, this all-in-wonder has strong CPU throughput and gobs of IO bandwidth.

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ASUS Zen AiO Z240IC All-In-One Desktop System - available soon at Amazon

The Zen AiO Pro is an impressive all-in-one – and it ought to be, given that it carries a $1,899 price tag. Asus has made it clear that it’s going after Apple and Dell AiO customers with this system and we think it’s a true competitor to the iMac and XPS lines for sure.

Aside from our minor gripe about glare affecting the display at certain angles, its Ultra HD display is killer, sharp and beautiful. It’s also surprisingly resistant to smudges from fingertips, which is important for a touchscreen. The system looks great, too, from any angle. Whether you put the Zen AiO pro on a desk that faces a wall or one that faces into your office or lobby, it's a head-turner and will class-up virtually any environment. In a dorm room, this system would have your collegiate colleagues jonesing.

The Zen AiO Pro’s simplicity is appealing. The only button is the power button, and its keyboard and mouse are small, clean devices that have only as many buttons as they need. If you are the sort of person who is known for keeping a tidy desk, the Zen AiO Pro should be sitting on it.

Beyond looks and number-crunching performance, the Zen AiO Pro is plain fun to use – as long as you don't mind having to reach around back for that SD card reader. Asus set out to create a sleek, clean, and stylish all-in-one PC with good fire power on board, and it succeeded.

  • Beautiful, Ultra HD display
  • Stylish chassis and peripherals
  • Intel RealSense camera
  • Great all around performance
  • Limited display adjustment options
  • Some display glare
  • SD slot and USB ports are difficult to reach

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