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ASUS Essentio CM6730-06 Desktop PC Intel Core i5 2320 (3.00GHz) 6GB DDR3 1TB HDD Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: This computer deserves a much higher feedback rating than it has. If you disregard all the ratings that complain about not being able to modify it due to a label on the back saying you will null and void the manufacturers one year warranty by opening it up, you will be much better off. I always shop for what the unit is, not what I can modify it into. This unit has everything I wanted by leaving it stock and not playing with its insides. I learned a long time ago to buy what I need in a computer. This had exactly what I wanted and much, much, more for the money.

Starting off, I wanted Windows 7. My wife has a laptop with windows 8 and I just couldn't get used to it. I was far more comfortable with Windows 7. It has a one terabyte hard drive at 7200 RPMs, more than I will ever need. I'm set forever. I bought a Western Digital portable 1TB USB hard drive to hook up to it. It came with a USB keyboard and a USB Mouse. I had a USB WiFi plug-in for my Internet connection and printer operation. I also plugged in two USB Flash Pen Cruzer drives, a USB portable 3.5 floppy unit and another multi four outlet USB for additional USB applications all in the back of the unit. In other words, everything I had. This left the front two USB ports for my camera hook-ups. It isn't short on USB's.

My new 25" wide moniter has a VGA or HDMI input and the computer has both of them too. Take your choice. The processor is an Intel Core i5-2320 3.3GHz. You won't find many computers out there with an i5, 3.3 GHZ, most are i3 and lower GHZ. It also has a 64 bit Quad-Core Processor. This computer does not lack speed. It's incredible for my uses. The cooling fan on the unit is exceptionally quiet, so much so, I never hear it. The case looks nice too and is compact.

In summary, about the warranty label; It's the best excuse I can think of for my son and brother-inlaw to keep their hands out of my computer for those improvements they think I need. When they improve computers, they never work right again and always land in the trash heap.

Cons: I recommend immediately downloading the Windows updates because there were a slew of them. I even went back over and over because there were more and more. I also recommend downloading drivers because I found there were over 20 new ones for the unit. I use a free program download called Slimdrivers, but there are many on the internet.

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Famous Brand tSS-25X11LED Black 25
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Delivered from California to Arizona in less than 24 hours from time of order. Found Packing to be adequate with no damages at all. Unit looked like new. Others have
complained about the high reflectivity of the screen, but I didn't find that a problem. It should be noted that I don't have a window at my back or lights at my back at night either.

I found it to be excellent, even with black backgrounds I like to use. Even though I hooked it up to a desktop VGA, it's nice to know that I can hook it up to a laptop with the HDMI or DVI-D outlets on the back of the unit. This feature also helps the resale of it. Aesthetically, it's very thin and sets 2 1/2" off the surface of my worktop. The base can be brought up flush with the edge and the screen is only 2 1/2" from the front edge of the worktop. This brings it close to the viewer. It's a very smooth shiny black all around and is beautiful. All in all, I'm very happy with the monitor once everything quieted down

from the delivery problems (opportunities). I give the packing, shipping and delivery 3 stars and the monitor itself 5 stars. I guess that's a 4 star average.

Cons: Missing manual and instructions. The wrong power adapter was included. The power pin for monitor was too large. I requested that a new power adapter be sent by RMA. Took one week to arrive. Monitor was unusable for that time. Removed a large ugly rubber

sticker over the HP logo on the back of the unit easily. HP logo on the front of the monitor wasn't covered. A generic globe label covered a 5/8" hole in bottom front of the unit, but that was acceptable to me. Once I hooked the unit up, I found the HP number and I downloaded and printed the manual from the internet.

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Larry G.'s Profile

Display Name: Larry G.

Date Joined: 04/18/13

  • Reviews: 2
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  • First Review: 05/04/13
  • Last Review: 05/06/13
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