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Asus Essentio CM6870

Asus Essentio CM6870
alaScore 88

156 reviews

Jan, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 156 reviews of Asus Essentio CM6870. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and price, whereas there are some critical reviews about the design and reliability.

usability, price, size

reliability, design

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 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 73 user reviews of Asus Essentio CM6870 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on People are impressed by the size. The price is also appreciated. Views are divided on the design, while there are some less positive views about the reliability.

usability, price, size


74% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS CM6870-US014S Desktop (Black)ASUS CM6870-US012S Desktop (Black)ASUS Essentio CM6870-US-3AB Desktop (Black)

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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...

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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.


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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.

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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....

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"ASUS will not help you"


Took over 45 minutes to get me into BIOS and then I chose a setting which finally took it to Windows. Aso ASUS would not shut down even acted like it was trying to do so all night Put in 3 different emails for help. Was always an email that told they'd...

Good Specs

Terrible support even when computer is one day old.

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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...

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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)

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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


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Loved it, until it died


I know I see a lot of complaints about ASUS support. I personally haven't had a lot of issues with them. I also have two ASUS laptops, monitors, etc. I had to replace a keyboard on the one laptop, and they were very helpful in determining the exact...

Good features, great performance, decent price point. I hooked it up to dual23" ASUS monitors and it so pretty. The thing is crazy fast, tons of space. Played all of my video games at max settings without even breathing hard

1 year and 2 months after getting this PC, it just crashed out of the blue and came back up to a blank screen. Now it won't stay running more than a few minutes, and I have to manually power it off and back up to get it to reboot. I've monitored the...

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Missing some things


Guess I need to contact the actual seller of this equipment as NEWEGG will not let me submit any claim information against this product. Not exactly helpful in that regard as it would be a pretty easy fix to make this a complete package.

Operating System was already loaded and fired up once it was configured right. It did take some finagling in the BIOS to kick the start up sequence, but after that it was up and running. Essentially a full computer, came with everything except the monitor

It did not come with the Wireless LAN antenna. The cars is installed but not actual antenna was connected and neither was it in the box. It was also very much lacking in any printed manuals or other specifications contained inside the box ; Windows 8...

Product Specifications


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


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


Aspect Ratio:Not Applicable
True Resolution:Not Applicable

General Features

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


Brand of Graphic Chip:AMD / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GEF GT640 / GEF GTX650 / GEFORCE GT630 / GeForce GTX 650 / GeForce GTX550 TI / RADEON HD7350
GPU TYPE:Dedicated GPU / Dedicated GPU + OnBoard


Chipset Brand:Intel®
Chipset Type:H77 / Unknown
Hyper Threading:No / Yes
Processor:Core™ i5 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ® / Intel®
Processor Number:I5-3330 / I5-3350P / I5-3450 / i5-3470 / I7-3770