Pros: The motherboard, processor and RAM make a very powerful combination. This computer handles difficult Photoshop functions with ease, matter of fact you can hear the CPU fan speed up and slow down when starting and finishing a complex operation. The on board graphics processor (Intel HD Graphics 4000) is surprisingly good and registers a score of 6.6 (both graphics and 3D graphics) in windows experience testing. The hard disk is on the slower side showing a score of 5.9...
Cons: The case, keyboard and mouse are of lower quality. Not a big problem because I already a good wireless back-lit keyboard and a quality mouse. The case as I mentioned is bargain basement, the bottom oil cans and the finish is a dust magnet. That's the bad.
Summary: Made a few tweeks and stayed with Windows 7 instead of Windows 8. Since I had already modified my first one that I bought last year I was able to configure to my needs. No problems and no surprises. Would have liked to have had Blue Ray DVD & power backup, but those are wants not needs.
Summary: This stock computer is great but be careful if you want to upgrade. I installed an 800W power supply and a better graphics card in the system. The motherboard seems unable to handle 16 gigs of ram and the graphics card at the same time. (Says I only have 8 gigs of ram.
Summary: A solid computer, and one of the few options available that still came with Windows 7. I will say that I was not thrilled with the very limited warranty -- only 2 weeks or so? -- and the fact that apparently if you open the case at all it breaks the warranty. Exactly how are you supposed to diagnose a hardware problem or even clean the computer without opening the case?
Summary: Unfortunately, we do not lke Windows 8, but this is not the fault of the computer! This computer is very fast and up to now it is working well and have had no problems with it. Can recommend this product.
Summary: As opposed to their amazing laptops. Performance is component-based and Asus prob. make and installs the best. I always customize PC before purchase or upgrade afterwards. I can't comment on customer support because I never need them. If you are not an expert, avoid HP at any cost.
Summary: Machine was described as "4TB HD" but came with 2 - 2TB HDs. Additionally, one of these drives had been set up with a small partition that contained all system files. Access to more technical data would have been helpful in my buying decision. Good machine, however.
Summary: Over the last month, this machine has proven to be more than enough to accommodate my needs; I use this machine for Graphic/Video/Audio production. It beeps, burps, and chirps when Idle, though.
Dusty White "Advanced Tarot Secrets author an..., Amazon
22 May 2013
Summary: I wanted to give this a few months of use before I wrote anything. It is fast, sleek, and has a TON of room for expansion. The ATX case is oversized, slightly wider than what I am used to but that allows greater air circulation. It has vent holes on the non-mainboard side. 4 USB-3 ports and then 6 more USB-2 (total of TEN USB ports!!). Both the motherboard and the graphics card have VGA, DVI and HDMI ports. Running ultra-high res. dual monitors is a snap.
DJM "It is what it is. It ain't what it ain't..., Amazon
26 April 2013
Summary: However, this thing doesn't have wifi built-in for some goodness-only-knows reason. Don't fear, though. You can purchase a $20 USB WIFI piece so you don't have to crack the case and void your warranty. I purchased mine in person very recently, but so far I am not disappointed... ...with the overall product... except... ...it comes with Windows 8 installed. And no one is overjoyed with Windows 8. But it is only software and I can fix that!