- Intel Core i3 3220T (2.80GHz)
- 4GB DDR3 1TB HDD
- Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit
- Intel HD Graphics 2500
economy class i3 workstations 03/06/2014
Nice solid mobo with a pci-e slot for upgrading the graphics card if you require it and space for more ram. Comes with room to grow, unlike a lot of other machines in this price range.
Runs very quietly and the case takes up very little room.
Looks pretty nice in glossy black.
Has a decent core i3 in it and it will serve as a workstation for most business needs for a while.
comes with Windows 7 Pro, which is arguably the best current OS on the market. (definitely for enterprise work)
This is an air cooled computer tower but the case has passive cooling and does not have a main cooling fan other than that of the PSU.
These cpu's can run warm under load so a simple 80mm fan in the back would have gone a long way and not increased the price much.
On every one of these units I added one fan to the back for under 10 dollars and it has shown performance increases across the board under load/ during benchmarking tests.
Not a huge con for me, since I don't mind customizing towers, and this tower came with a spot to mount the fan with ease.
I've been using these to make the switch to windows 7 for workstations in a small business and they are perfect for the job. The only thing I would do without is the variety of ASUS software that came on the box, none of which I will use. It takes very little time to wipe most of it out and I've come to expect a bit of manufacturer software when I buy prebuilt rigs, so it's not a dealbreaker to me.
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