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Asus Essentio CS5111
5.8 out of 10

Asus Essentio CS5111

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Reviews and Problems with Asus Essentio CS5111

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Overall 2
2.0

Avoid Asus Refurbs

Sean C., Newegg
17 June 2011
  • Summary: I've decided it's just not worth buying refurbs on complete PC's. They throw junk parts in, box it up, and send it out the door. The time I've put in on these just RMA'ing them alone isn't worth the difference in price on a new one. totally lame
  • Pros: It was a cheap system with 4 GB RAM and a decent processor. Bought several and they worked great at first.
  • Cons: Of the 7 I bought 3 had major hardware issues. 1 hard drive completely crashed, and 2 had bad ram. I'm currently working on a 4th that looks like RAM too. Way past the warranty period. I twisted newegg's arm into just refunding me for one of them. Sent one back to ASUS within the warranty, they s...
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Overall 2
2.0

Paperweight

Neoma V., Newegg
10 January 2011
  • Summary: This was my first Newegg purchase and needless to say I am dissatisfied. I will not purchase here again.
  • Pros: Super fast and compact. Love the HDMI. Had lots of potential when I opened the box.
  • Cons: Hard drive crashed 95 days in. Newegg has a 30 day replacement warranty and ASUS has a 90 day warranty. Both told me I was out of luck. ASUS told me thats what I get for buying refurbished.
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Overall 10
10

Second one

Anonymous, Newegg
6 October 2010
  • Summary: The first turned out to be a E2200, not Neweggs fault it was mismarked by the manufacturer, it did not show up until I looked at WEI. Newegg could have told me to take it up with Asus but to their credit stepped right up and fixed Asus' mistake.
  • Pros: A lot of features for a little computer. Beautiful not a scratch on it.
  • Cons: Heat and I wish it had Windows 7.
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Overall 10
10

Great Computer!

Mark V., Newegg
3 October 2010
  • Summary: I would definitely recommend this computer. It has worked flawlessly for me. If you are looking for a cheap computer that can easily handle everyday tasks (browsing the web, word processing, etc), then this is the computer for you.
  • Pros: Fast Quiet No problems
  • Cons: A couple scuffs on the outer case, but it was refurbished and cheap so I can't complain.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Woody C., Newegg
1 October 2010
  • Pros: Great puter!! really fast ,,love the 64 bit platform. Plays all of my games ! Needed the upgrade , the old puter was really loud and maxed out the ram. got it befor the price went up :) loads up web-sites fast .
  • Cons: none.
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Overall 10
10

very good pc

terrence e., Newegg
30 September 2010
  • Pros: very good pc im using it primarily for media apps and as the primary family pc very fast boot up usually on the desktop in less than 10 sec after pushing power button
  • Cons: newegg needs to keep the price sub 250.00 also dvd drive is kinda noisy in the vertical position
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Overall 8
8.0

Good HTPC

Anonymous, Newegg
28 September 2010
  • Summary: Re: previous poster who said graphics no higher than 1024x768 - I have mine hooked up to my 42"LG HDTV running at 1920x1080. I did have to adjust the aspect ratio settings down to 60% in the video card settings to get it to fit on screen.
  • Pros: Nice looking, relatively small HTPC. Came with keyboard, mouse, power supply, software and PC. Loaded Win7 Home Premium Upgrade by blowing away the partition and starting from scratch. No problems so far. Works well as a NES/SNES/MAME, etc emulator system for the living room :)
  • Cons: Wi-Fi light lights up when HDD is accessed. Probably just a wire plugged into the wrong place. Runs a little hot, or at least the sensors claim so. CPU idles around 55C and a couple other sensors are claiming 58C, 65C and 128C. I seriously doubt anything is running 128C. Could just be an interfac...
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Overall 10
10

Great value!

Regan W., Newegg
25 September 2010
  • Summary: cool blue lighting. adds horsepower, for sure.
  • Pros: Great features, very fast, lots of included software, Wi-Fi, HDMI, optical digital audio, 4-pin firewire, these are all things i love about this desktop!
  • Cons: graphics no higher than 1024x768 but whatever. no expansion bay (supposedly)
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Overall 8
8.0

Impressive for the price

Mark B., Newegg
23 September 2010
  • Summary: It seems that this type of media PC platform did not catch on since there are few current models still being offered. However for MCE or other Media PC hobbyists this is a great design.
  • Pros: Great Media Center PC. Has more connections than expected. Has built in IR receiver, and Blue-tooth radio. Comes with Vista 64 bit. Upgraded to Windows7 64bit.
  • Cons: No BluRay drive. Must use an external drive for BD. Wanted to buy a second but Newegg raised the price ~$30 the week after I ordered this one. Audio utilities are not Windows7 compatible so limited to driver management of audio.
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Overall 8
8.0

Hopefully it's the deal I thought it was..

Zane P., Newegg
16 September 2010
  • Summary: I wanted to run WOW on this, was hoping to buy a video card for it since the on board graphics aren't the best.....now I'm scared that the disk ejector is jacked and there is no PCI expansion bay...
  • Pros: Fast, cheap, lots of storage. I click, it happens, instantly, fastest computer I've owned.
  • Cons: Eject button doesn't work, that's cool, i can eject disks from windows. When putting a disk in it seems as though it doesn't want to take it but at last second it takes, which worries me...how long until it doesn't take a disk? Its loud when disks are spinning...very loud.. On other websites it s...
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