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Asus E2700INTS review


Manufacturer: Asus

Our Rating: We rate this 4.5 out of 5

The Asus E2700INTS is a very impressive system which can replace a desktop PC, TV and Blu-ray player with a single, smart and powerful device.

Forget for a moment that the iMac exists, and you could find yourself jolly impressed with the look and feel of the Asus E2700INTS. Its 27in display is imposing yet stylish. It’s glossy, posh and maybe even something you could feel a little bit proud of when friends come to visit. See also Group test: what's the best all-in-one PC?

Don’t let them peer around the back though – it will reveal the façade, as they stumble upon the cheap-looking plastic casing, complete with an unnecessary plastic door which serves only to block access to useful ports inside.

These include a pair of USB 3.0 ports and a hybrid USB 2.0/eSATA connector along with a card reader and a selection of audio jacks. One of these is dedicated to a unique custom-designed external subwoofer.

Plugging this in gives a welcome boost to the overall sound quality (actually pretty decent even without it), but also ensures that the unnecessary plastic door can never be closed, thanks to its connecting cable.

Right round the back, we find another two USB 2.0 ports, an antenna socket for the built in DVB-T tuner and gigabit ethernet alongside a duo of VGA and HDMI ports  (both inputs only).

One way to ensure the PC is seen only from its best side is to remove the stand and use the built in VESA mount to hang it on the wall.

Returning to the front, the display itself is very good. It delivers superb contrast which really makes images pop. It also incorporates a ten-point multi-touch interface which we found to be reasonably responsive and easy to use – perhaps, in part, due its larger dimensions. We tried the Windows 8 Comsumer Preview on and found it ran smoothly. The PC really comes into its own under the new operating system.

Asus claims super-wide 178 degree viewing angles for this display. We found that standing up and sitting down was enough of a shift to cause a noticeable perceived difference in brightness. It’s no match for the iMac in this regard.

Inside, the system is powered by a low-power Intel Core i5-2400S processor, the same as found in Packard Bell’s oneTwo L I871, and slower than the Core i5-2500S found in the iMac.

With 2TB of storage and 6GB RAM installed the system scored a respectable 140 points in WorldBench 6. Its built in nVidia GeForce GT540M graphics processor ensures that games also run effectively.

Multimedia support is excellent, thanks to the built-in tuner and excellent sound system, complemented by a Blu-ray writer. It would have been even better with the ability to drive an external TV screen.

Asus E2700INTS Expert Verdict »

Intel® Core™ i5-2400S
2.5GHz / 3.3GHz (Turbo) 6MB cache
Intel H61 Express motherboard
3x USB 2.0 (rear) and 2x USB 3.0 (rear)
27" LED screen (1,920 x 1,080)
nVIDIA GeForce GT540M Graphics
DVD/Blu-ray writer
2.0Mp Webcam
DVB-T/Analogue Tuner
Windows 7 Home Premoum 64 bit
Gigabit LAN
802.11n Dual-band
Remote control
SD Card reader
660 x 508 x 233mm, 13.4kg
  • Build Quality: We give this item 7 of 10 for build quality
  • Features: We give this item 9 of 10 for features
  • Value for Money: We give this item 8 of 10 for value for money
  • Performance: We give this item 7 of 10 for performance
  • Overall: We give this item 9 of 10 overall

The Asus E2700INTS is a very impressive system which can replace a desktop PC, TV and Blu-ray player with a single, smart and powerful device.

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