Summary: I'm sure the PC itself is fine. The PC is fast and quiet. Only 4 stars because the Radeon video card supplied with the desktop would not produce video via HDMI. The VGA output worked fine. I assumed it was a driver issue and after upgrading to Windows 8.1 the issue resolved itself. I did get some bum info from Asus initially. They gave me bad link to create a trouble ticket a so after 4 emails that got me nowhere, I had to call their Tech Support.
I purchased another graphics card to replace the bad NVIDIA card and I was back in business in ...
3 weeks ago
Summary: Purchased 2014/09/03. The M11AD seems to be fast and has enough RAM and HD space for all my applications. I use it in my engineering consulting business for electronic CAD applications. I had to spend some time stripping out bloatware and irritating features that it came with, but I guess that's not unusual.
Summary: I was unsure about this pc tower, but now that I have it I am happy. There are more then a few reason to choose this ASUS tower, the specs are great, the price is pretty good considering the specs. I like that it's a windows 7 and that it's not an HP, I'm hoping this machine will last longer the 3 years. It is fast 12 GB RAM , has plenty of USB ports, easy to set up.
Summary: In the past, I had really liked the product that Asus produces, however, I have been trying to purchase a desktop computer for some relatives of mine and have had the same issue with two different towers. The monitor does not read any signal coming from the tower. It does recognize that they are connected, but aside from that, there is no display.
Great machine for all the reasons in the other reviews
Christopher M. Corona, Amazon
11 November 2014
Summary: Great machine for all the reasons in the other reviews, but buyer be warned the manufacturer setup the hard drive to be partitioned (it was in mine, anyway). Windows was installed on a paltry 150GB partition, and the remaining 800GB is on a separate partition. I didn't realize this until after I was done spending a whole day updating to Windows 8.1 and moving over all my data. I was never given a choice during the setup process to allow for this or not.
Summary: Compare to its price, this is a great computer. You need to spend some hours to upgrade Windows 8 to 8.1 Graphic card is good enough to run Starcraft 2 with high quality (the second best) option. I wish to have a SSD, but this computer still finishes booting in 1 minute. You will get enough mileage from this until you upgrade SSD, powersupply, RAM and graphic card.