Summary: I bought this system from Newegg to replace an 8-yr-old Vista laptop that stayed on my desk connected to a large monitor, a Microsoft Ergonomic 4000 keyboard, and Logitech trackball. I haven't taken the keyboard or mouse out of their boxes, so I won't review those.
Pros: ASUS reputation, ease of access to motherboard, number of USB ports, location of USB ports & card reader slot, Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Summary: Try it if you don't use more than one monitor, otherwise spend a little more. Also, Asus has a sticker on the back of the case stating if it's opened, you void the warranty. Other reviewers have contacted Asus and supposedly it's ok to add another card or more memory. I wouldn't trust them.
Summary: One small issue was that when it arrived from UPS, there was a gash in the box that bypassed the styrofoam and dented the tower. The insides were fine, so it just wobbles a bit in place, nothing a folded up bit of paper didn't solve. BUT, someone sinned and let my mom's present get dented.
Pros: It's for my mom, who is not a gamer or developer, so it's perfect for her. Runs Microsoft Office and web browsers just fine. And it's ASUS so that's a pro.
Cons: It's obviously not powerful or fast, but in this case it doesn't need to be.
Summary: Couldn't bear the thought of willingly suggesting another Dell or HP for the office when Asus packs better specs for a better price. Asus and Newegg FTW!
Pros: Ordered this for a new PC for office use, along with a 120GB 850 EVO SSD. SSD install and Windows 8.1 setup on it was quick and easy. It's silent unless you stick your ear up next to the side panel vent. Runs flawlessly.
Summary: Bot online 09/23/15, received 09/24/15, returning now 09/27/15. Computer was used but since no new computer was available bot this...did not work out of the box. Windows 7 needed to be activated, could not do so since network adapter driver missing along with all other drivers.
Pros: To the reviewer below: I'm always very skeptical of people who mark their tech level as 'somewhat high', especially when all they have to say is complaints. What was the problem? Do you even know what the problem was? Obviously not if you wasted your time dealing with tech support, rather than go...