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Asus Essentio CM5570-AP003
5.6 out of 10

Asus Essentio CM5570-AP003

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Overall 10
10

Good workhorse

Michael S., Newegg
21 October 2014
  • Pros: Reliable, good components.
  • Cons: Graphics are somewhat bad, but oh well.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Value, caps replaced after 4 years

Stanley W., Newegg
6 July 2014
  • Pros: Really good for the money.
  • Cons: After four years, I started getting errors related to the bios not finding the hard drive. I saw that some of the 820mfd 6.3v electrolytic capacitors had swollen tops. The reviews here confirmed that the caps were the likely suspect. $5 worth of capacitors from Mouser.com and it works perfectly a...
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Overall 8
8.0

Decent

Andrew S., Newegg
25 March 2013
  • Summary: All in all, a great machine for the value. Can play a lot of games on low settings, but with a fairly cheap upgrade (power supply and video card) this machine can be pretty powerful.
  • Pros: Price - Great everyday machine for the cost. Easily upgradable - Capable of being updgrade for fairly cheap (if you purchase a new power supply - see Cons)
  • Cons: Quality? - The only real issue I've ever had with this machine, is that the power button quit working. However, upon taking off the front panel I realized that the clips that held the physical button itself into the front, had broken off. Power supply - Very low wattage. If upgrading, you will ne...
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Brandon G., Newegg
13 February 2013
  • Pros: Still runs
  • Cons: The power button quit working about a month in, like someone on here posted, I ripped the front off and everything worked fine , but now I have no front to my pc
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Overall 6
6.0

not good brand

Anonymous, Newegg
27 July 2012
  • Pros: Cheap, lots of rams memeory, and comes with decent cpu power. Lasted for over 1.5 years.
  • Cons: Poor design....horrible case. The computer stop working and show a black screeen. Must be bad motherboard or processor. I wouldn't recommand buying it for long terms used.
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Overall 4
4.0

Great while they worked

Steven Y., Newegg
13 January 2012
  • Summary: This really kept me from buying any more ASUS products, as there was no factory recall to repair these, and while Dell had the same problem with GX-280's, they repaired them even after the warranty since it was an existing issue.
  • Pros: Powerful and feature laden with the Wifi and HDMI. Cheap refurbs. I bought two of them, one from Newegg and one from another supplier after NewEgg ran out.
  • Cons: Same as other reviewer in that after 1 year almost to the week, both machines exhibited the intermittent Disk Read error. I too noticed the bulging caps and looked them up online (this was a while back) and couldn't find them. I still have both units sitting downstairs so I bought 10 caps online ...
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Overall 2
2.0

Bait and switch

Dennis L., Newegg
4 January 2012
  • Pros: N/A
  • Cons: They shipped this unit without the graphics card it was advertized to have
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Overall 10
10

Activation Problem But Great Machine

Michael M., Newegg
19 September 2011
  • Summary: I assume the two I got received new motherboards because of the activation problem i had. Dont forget to make restoration disks.
  • Pros: ZERO bloatware! Lots of RAM and snappy computer. Cheap, great deal.
  • Cons: I got two and both needed the Windows 7 key re-entered. Activation was successful.
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Overall 10
10

Amazing !

federico m., Newegg
7 September 2011
  • Summary: I wish there were more in stock. Im in need of 5 - 10 more of there to stock my company's office and I would love to have these there.
  • Pros: Bought it 4 years ago and for the price I paid this machine is amazing ! I upgraded to windows 7 ultimate as a personal tick and I have no complaints.
  • Cons: none
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Overall 4
4.0

Didn't Last more than 15 months

nickxo@yahoo.com, Newegg
28 August 2011
  • Summary: Did I also mention that the faceplate is cheaply made and the cd/dvd rom covers broke off after only a few months of use.
  • Pros: Good specs with lots of features. Very fast. Highly upgradeable.
  • Cons: After about 1 year, it started failing to read my HDD occasionally. Then last week it completely failed to read my HDD and would not boot into the OS. It kept saying "disk error" or something like that. I opened the case and on inspecting the motherboard I found 4 bulging electrolytic caps (820uf...
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