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Asus Essentio CM6870

Asus Essentio CM6870
alaScore 86

194 reviews

Aug, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 194 reviews of Asus Essentio CM6870. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the size and design. The usability and price also get good comments, but there are some mixed views about the reliability.

price, usability, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Asus Essentio CM6870 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Asus Essentio CM6870

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 104 user reviews of Asus Essentio CM6870 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the size and design. The reliability and price are also mentioned favorably.

usability, price, reliability, design, size

80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS CM6870-US012S Desktop (Black)ASUS CM6870-US012S Desktop (Black)

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: (techreviewsource.com)

Asus Essentio CM6870

 

The Asus Essentio CM6870 is a great entry-level gaming desktop whose potent combination of a dual-core 3.4GHz Intel Core i7 processor and Nvidia GeForce GT 545 GPU packs plenty of Molotov into its cocktail while still maintaining affordability for...

Robust CPU/GPU combination. Multiple USB 3.0 ports. Spacious dual-drive setup. Solid expansion. HDMI video output. Integrated Wi-Fi. Excellent value ; Cons: Some bloatware. Not so great in higher quality gaming settings ; Editor Rating: 4.0 out of 5.0...

Some bloatware. Not so great in higher quality gaming settings ; Editor Rating: 4.0 out of 5.0 ; Bottom Line: In all but the most demanding of game settings, the Asus Essentio CM6870 is a great entry-level gaming desktop that offers plenty of bang for...

In all but the most demanding of game settings, the Asus Essentio CM6870 is a great entry-level gaming desktop that offers plenty of bang for the buck, with an abundance of features, a sturdy CPU/GPU combination, and lots of room for expansion. The...

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: (computershopper.com)

Asus Essentio CM6870-US-3AC

 

If you've been waiting patiently for Intel's latest Third-Generation Core processors (code-named "Ivy Bridge") to arrive before buying a new PC, the good news is, they've finally arrived. We just finished looking at Intel's latest high-end desktop...

Fast productivity performance, thanks to new Ivy Bridge processor ; Large 2TB hard drive ; Great expansion options

Gaming performance could be better for a system in this price range ; Internal fans are noticeably noisy during bootup

With its new-for-2012 Intel Ivy Bridge processor, this Essentio tower is a powerhouse productivity and entertainment system for the price. Plus, once it shows its age, options for internal upgrades will be plentiful.

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com)

Asus Essentio CM6870

 

The Asus Essentio CM6780 is a solid computer. The extra RAM is useful, the storage capacity is substantial, and it has all of the core components that are necessary in a good desktop. The support offerings are very helpful. The Asus Essentio CM6780 is...

This computer comes with 16GB of RAM, which is the highest amount we've seen

The Asus Essentio CM6870 does not come with Windows 8

This home computer can stand toe-to-toe with the best of home computers.

Expert review by: Techworld (techworld.com)

Asus Essentio CM6870 review

 

For its first big Ivy Bridge desktop, Asus has packed a good deal of fun into a system that just squeaks its way into the definition of a “budget� PC. The CM6870 is a fine, general system that performs admirably for most tasks you throw its way....

May, 2012

Consumer review by: MARK M. (newegg.com)

Epic configuration fail

 

I had first written a 5-star review of this PC a couple weeks after receiving it, because I thought it was actually all that! But it's gotten worse and worse to the point I can easily consider this the worse I''ve spent money on, and really have no...

Worked great...when it worked.

This worked great for the first few months but since, it crashed and crashed and crashed. Soon after a year (and when the warranty is over) it went on a total fritz...reason? The power supply can't support the configuration of this PC's components. Me...

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Works like a champ

 

Runs Smooth when working, very fast and not an ounce of problems until

not even a year into my ownership i had a problem with over heating. i sent it back with me having to pay $60 even though within first year warranty and got it back worked fine for a little but just had the same problems. Graphics card or Heat sink...

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Great Effort but miserable fail

 

Runs Smooth when working, very fast and not an ounce of problems until

not even a year into my ownership i had a problem with over heating. i sent it back with me having to pay $60 even though within first year warranty and got it back worked fine for a little but just had the same problems. Graphics card or Heat sink...

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: James (newegg.com)

Buyer Beware with ASUS

 

Outside of this instance and the horrible customer service portion of the company, I have been relatively impressed with ASUS products.

Buying refurbished is always a dice roll. By and large the computer was a great deal and works great, but

one of the components, the Video Card, was DOA. Because it was a component to a refurbished item Newegg was understandably unable to refund without taking the whole tower back. (I have nothing bad to say about Newegg customer service - they have always...

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: HL (newegg.com)

Bad tech support experiences

 

The 4 ASUS teams involved in repairs are not talking to each other. 1. 800 support line: opens the ticket, couldn't make any decisions. you can talk to them all you want, the info just stays in this team. 2. Warranty team: emailed to verify warranty...

Good specs for the price

Tech support - Found the PC only saw 8 GB of 16 GB installed memory on 89th day of receiving the PC, which is 91 days after purchase. (90 days warranty)

Nov, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

great for the price!

 

Even though it's on 18% off even yah original price is far better than those of which I've seen today. Pretty decent overall

Nothing

Jul, 2014

Product Specifications

Configuration

DVD Writer:Blu-ray Combo / BR PLAYER / DVD WRITER / DVD-Writer / No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive / Hybrid Hard Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card:DVB-T / No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: No

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
Card Reader:Multi Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes

Design

Water cooling system: No

Display

Aspect Ratio:Not Applicable
True Resolution:Not Applicable

Expansion slots

PCI Express x1 (Gen 1.x) slots:2
PCI Express x16 (Gen 1.x) slots:2

General Features

Digital Entertainment Platform:Not Applicable / vPro
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 8
Product Type:Tower
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:AMD / Intel ® / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GEF GT640 / GEF GTX650 / GeForce GT 530 / GeForce GT 620 / GeForce GT 630 / GeForce GT 640 / GEFORCE GT630 / GeForce GTX 650 / GeForce GTX550 TI / HD Graphics 4000 / RADEON HD7350
GPU TYPE:Dedicated GPU / Dedicated GPU + OnBoard / OnBoard Graphic

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:1024 / 2048 / 3072
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x102 / 0x152 / 0x162

Optical Drive

Optical drives quantity:1

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4 / 5

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:B75 / H77 / Unknown
Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
ECC supported by processor:No / Yes
Hyper Threading:No / Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21 / 25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:2 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 1066/1333 / DDR3 1333/1600 / DDR3-SDRAM
Processor:Core™ i5 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ® / Intel®
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor Number:I5-3330 / I5-3350P / I5-3450 / i5-3470 / I5-3550 / I7-3770 / I7-3770K
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2100 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-3300 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-3400 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-3500 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-3700 Desktop series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):65 / 69 / 77

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Processor package size:37.5
Thermal solution specification:2011D

Storage

Number of storage drives installed:2
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