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Asus Essentio CM6870

Asus Essentio CM6870
alaScore 86

195 reviews

Nov, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 195 reviews of Asus Essentio CM6870. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the size and design. The reliability and usability also get good feedback.

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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. Reviews about the size and design are overall positive. The reliability and price also get good reviews.

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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)

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Ahmer Kazi (pcmag.com)

Asus Essentio CM6870

 

The Asus Essentio CM6870 is a great entry-level gaming desktop whose value is underscored by the performance it delivers in all but the most graphically intensive games.

Robust CPU/GPU combination. Multiple USB 3.0 ports. Spacious dual-drive setup. Solid expansion. HDMI video output. Integrated Wi-Fi. Excellent value.

Some bloatware. Not so great in higher quality gaming settings.

More desktop reviews:• Acer Aspire Z3 (AZ3-715-UR15)• Origin Neuron• Dell OptiPlex 7450 All-in-One• Microsoft Surface Studio• Corsair One Pro• more

Apr, 2012

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: Matt Safford (computershopper.com)

Asus Essentio CM6870-US-3AC Review and Ratings

 

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.

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

One of the smart reasons you might want to buy a system with a brand-new processor and chipset like those found in the Asus Essentio CM6870-US-3AC is product longevity. With components inside that are just entering the beginning of their life cycles,...

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com_old)

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

Product Specifications

Design

Chassis type:Desktop / Midi Tower / Mini Tower / Tower
Color of product:Black
Placement supported:Vertical
Water cooling system:N

Energy Management

Power supply:300 / 350
Power supply input frequency:50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240

Expansion slots

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

Expansion Slots

PCI Express x1 slots:1 / 2
PCI Express x16 slots:2
PCI slots:4

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:1024 / 2048 / 3072
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / NVIDIA GeForce 405 / NVIDIA GeForce GT 505 / NVIDIA Geforce GT 520 / NVIDIA GeForce GT 530 / NVIDIA GeForce GT 545 / NVIDIA GeForce GT 620 / NVIDIA GeForce GT 630 / NVIDIA GeForce GT 640 / NVIDIA GeForce GT 650 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3 / GDDR5
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter:No / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650 / 850
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x102 / 0x152 / 0x162
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 2000 / Intel HD Graphics 2500 / Intel HD Graphics 4000 / No

Memory

Internal memory:12 / 16 / 32 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 32
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600
Memory layout:1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 4 / 3 x 2 / 4 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 4 / 3 x 2 / 4 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM / 4x DIMM

Networking

Bluetooth: No
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 10,1000,100
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n / 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / Blu-Ray ROM / DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / DVD±RW / No
Optical drives quantity:1

Other Features

Compatible operating systems:Windows 7
Compliance industry standards:802.3, 802.3u, 802.3ab / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Cooling type:Active
Copper ethernet cabling technology:1000BASE-T, 1000BASE-TX, 100BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 10BASE-T
Dimensions (WxDxH):6.81 x 16.5 x 16.1
Ethernet interface type:Fast, Gigabit / Gigabit
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics:GeForce GT520 / GeForce GT530 / GeForce GT620
Graphics adapter:GeForce GT520 / GeForce GT530 / GeForce GT620
Graphics adapter family:Intel / Intel, NVIDIA / NVIDIA
HDMI: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Mac compatibility: No
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Number of hard drives supported:6
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Package dimensions (WxDxH):9.53 x 21.7 x 2.01 / 9.53 x 21.7 x 20.1
Platform:PC
Power supply type:AC/DC
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
USB connector type:USB Type-A
USB port:10
USB ports quantity:10
Weight:19.8 / 19841.6

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Adobe Acrobat Reader\nAI-SUITE II\nAI Manager\nMy Logo2\nEasy Update\nQ-fan\nVibe\nAI Charger\nWebStorage\nMusic Maker / Adobe Acrobat Reader\nFreshpaint / Adobe Acrobat Reader\nMicrosoft Pack\nNero 12\nOffice 2010 Starter/Office 2010\nTrend Micro Titanium Internet Security Trial / ASUS AI-SUITE II\nASUS AI Manager\nASUS My Logo2\nASUS Easy Update\nASUS Q-fan\nASUS Vibe\nASUS AI Charger\nASUS WebStorage\nASUS Music Maker / nero 9 Essentials\nMicrosoft Pack\nAdobe Acrobat Reader / Office 2010 starter\nnero 9 Essentials\nMicrosoft Pack\nAdobe Acrobat Reader\nASUS AI-SUITE II \nASUS AI Manager\nASUS My Logo2\nASUS Update\nASUS Q-fan\nASUS@Vibe\nASUS AI Charger\nASUS WebStorage\nASUS Music Maker
Cables included:AC
Display Diagonal:18.5
Display included:No / Yes
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Drivers included: Yes
Keyboard supplied: Yes
Manual: Yes
Mouse included: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:21.7
Package height:20.1
Package width:9.53

Performance

Audio output channels:7.1
Audio system:ALC892 / HD / HD Audio / HDA / Realtek ALC892
Chipset:Intel H77 Express / Intel HM77 Express
Compatible processor series:Core i3, Core i5, Core i7 / Core i5 / Core i7
Motherboard chipset:Intel H77 Express / Intel HM77 Express
Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack:No / Yes
DVI port: Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
PS/2 ports quantity:1
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:6
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4 / 5
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

Power supply:300 / 350
Power supply input frequency:50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor:N / Y
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):30 / 31 / 32 / 33 / 34
ECC supported by processor:N / Y
FSB Parity: No
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:1066,1333 / 1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 1066/1333 / DDR3 1333/1600 / DDR3-SDRAM
Number of processors installed:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor:i3-2120 / i3-2130 / i5-3330 / i5-3350P / i5-3450 / i5-3470 / i5-3550 / i5-3550P / i5-3570 / i7-3770
Processor boost frequency:3.2 / 3.3 / 3.5 / 3.6 / 3.7 / 3.8 / 3.9
Processor cache:3 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-3xxx / Intel Core i7-3xxx
Processor frequency:3 / 3.1 / 3.2 / 3.3 / 3.4
Processor lithography:22 / 32
Processor model:i3-2120 / i3-2130 / i5-3330 / i5-3350P / i5-3450 / i5-3470 / i5-3550 / i5-3550P / i5-3570 / i7-3770
Processor operating modes:64-bit
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
Processor socket:Socket H2 (LGA 1155)
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:E1 / Q0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Tcase:67.4 / 69.1
Thermal Design Power (TDP):65 / 69 / 77
Tjunction:105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Connect Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:53426 / 53428 / 65509 / 65511 / 65516 / 65702 / 65719 / 68316 / 69114
Processor code:SR05W
Processor package size:37.5 / 37.5 x 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX / AVX, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes
Thermal solution specification:2011D

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / No / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 8
Trial software:Anti-Virus, MS Office / Microsoft Office / Office 2010 Starter/Office 2010

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:CF, Memory Stick (MS), MicroDrive, MicroSD (TransFlash), MiniMMC, MiniSD, MMC, MS Duo, MS Micro (M2), MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, RS-MMC, SD, SDHC / CF, Memory Stick (MS), MicroDrive, microSD (TransFlash), miniSD, MMC, MS Duo, MS Micro (M2), MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD, SDHC / CF, Memory Stick (MS), MicroDrive, microSD (TransFlash), miniSD, MMC, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD, SDHC / CF, Memory Stick (MS), MicroDrive, MiniSD, MMC, MS Duo, MS Micro (M2), MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, RS-MMC, SD, SDHC / CF, Memory Stick (MS), MicroDrive, miniSD, MMC, MS Duo, MS Micro (M2), MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD, SDHC / CF, Memory Stick (MS), microSD (TransFlash), miniSD, MMC, MMC+, MMCmicro, MS Duo, MS Micro (M2), MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD, SDHC / CF, Memory Stick (MS), microSD (TransFlash), miniSD, MMC, MMC+, MS Duo, MS Micro (M2), MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD, SDHC / CF, MicroDrive, MMC, MS Duo, MS Micro (M2), MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, RS-MMC, SD, SDHC / CF, MicroSD (TransFlash), MiniSD, MMC, MS Duo, MS Micro (M2), MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD, SDHC / CF, microSD (TransFlash), miniSD, MMC, MS Duo, MS Micro (M2), MS PRO, SDHC / CF, MMC, MiniMMC, MiniSD, MS Micro (M2), Memory Stick (MS), RS-MMC, MS PRO, MicroDrive, SD, MS PRO Duo, MicroSD (TransFlash), SDHC / Cinema, Energy saving, Game, Natural / Memory Stick (MS), microSD (TransFlash), miniSD, MMC, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD / Memory Stick (MS), microSD (TransFlash), miniSD, MMC, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD, SDHC / Memory Stick (MS), microSD (TransFlash), MMC, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD, SDHC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 2000 / 2048 / 3000 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:3.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:2
Solid-state drive capacity:32
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:SATA / Serial ATA III
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD / HDD,SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1032 / 2000 / 2032 / 2048 / 3000 / 4000 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:16.5 / 9.45
Height:16.1
Package depth:21.7
Package height:20.1
Package width:9.53
Weight:19.8
Width:6.81