"Inspiring, Innovation, Persistent and Perfection". Those were the four words which ASUS has used to describe its latest all-in-one (AIO) desktop PC, the touchscreen-totting ET2410INTS that has been reportedly designed to serve as a "multimedia enjoyment PC" for the masses. And while we certainly can appreciate how "Persistent" perfectly describes the tenacity of the desktop PC market now that "post PC" devices are the rage, we could not help but feel compelled to put the other three words to the test in this review.
"The desktop is dead! Long live the desktop!" sounds like the kind of victory cry fans of highly portable computing devices such as smartphones and tablets would love to yell in today's day and age, and for good reason. After all, with most people's concept of a PC being simply nothing more than a tool to get them connected to the wonderful world of cyberspace, it would make sense that the humble desktop which had always been a "must have" item for every household is quickly being replaced by smaller and more portable devices which boast just enough processing power to deliver upon such needs.
However, most people also tend to forget that general purpose computing is much more than just about viewing online content. And the last time we checked, it is still not exactly possible to churn out a full 10-page report, watch a high definition movie, or indulge in some serious resource-intensive task on a "post-PC" device without sacrificing much in terms of performance or personal comfort. That is why desktops, be it a typical tower PC, or even the more modern All-In-One PCs by extension, which boast a proper keyboard and a huge display sporting dimensions greater than 21 inches are considered to be the best tools for such purposes…right? Well, that is what we are about to find out with ASUS's new all-in-one desktop PC, the ET2410INTS.
|ASUS ET2410INTS Touchscreen All-In-One PC Specifications|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-2400S 2.5GHz (3.3GHz w/Turbo Boost, 8MB Cache)|
|Chipset||Intel H61 Chipset|
|Graphics Card||1GB NVIDIA GeForce GT540M|
|Operating System||Windows 7 Premium (x64 version)|
|Display||23.6-inch (59.9cm) Full HD (1920×1080) LED-backlit multitouch-capable LCD display|
|Memory||6GB DDR3 SDRAM (1 x 4GB + 1 x 2GB SODIMM)|
|Hard Disk capacity||1TB|
|Wireless Connectivity||AzureWave AW-NE785H|