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Asus Essentio CG1330-05

Asus Essentio CG1330-05
alaScore 79

21 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the design. There are some critical opinions about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Asus Essentio CG1330-05 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Asus Essentio CG1330-05

 

Editors' note: This review is part of our 2010 retail laptop and desktop back-to-school roundup , covering specific fixed configurations of popular systems that can be found in retail stores.

Sharp-looking new case design; decent gaming performance; room to upgrade.

Slower than PCs that cost just a bit more; few advantages over less expensive systems; no FireWire or eSATA ports; nonexistent online help.

The new Asus Essentio CG1330-05 has a more polished appearance than Asus' previous desktop efforts, but that's one of its only selling points. You get reasonable gaming performance for the price, but its overall value falls short compared with...

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Good and Fast PC over many entry-level Devices

 

This is a good in-store computer that often beats most other computers out there. It may have 2.6 GHz six-core, but the 2 extra cores more than enough make up for that. Yes, you won't be doing heavy desktop recording with this, even with a GTX 470...

Six-Core CPU ; ATI's 5xxx Series Dedicated ; DVD-RW ; Front Ports for USB / Audio ; SPDIF Output (Or however it's spelled)

Very compact ; Back chassis has no fan ; No front area for a fan ; Very low-end power supply (450W) - Minimum for the graphics

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An amazing prebuilt computer

 

I got this computer back in December when my HP Pavilion a6000's fan crapped out on me. I figured it was time for an upgrade, considering I was playing high-end video games and editing High Definition footage It seemed like the best choice. A Hex core...

Six core processors at 2.6 gigahertz are amazing, 8 gigabytes of ram with a possibility of 16 is amazing, 6 SATA hook ups stock, Roomy interior, well built power source mount, the case is beautiful, Easy to install new hardware

My SATA cables from my previous computers are too short for this monsters case, I accidentally hit the power button instead of the eject button for the DVD drive, stock power source should be a tad large than 400 Watts

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Great Machine in a Pinch, Easy to Upgrade!

 

When my Alienware laptop was out of commission for three weeks while Dell was sending me a replacement, this Asus was my savior. I needed a powerful machine for a not-too-powerful machine price and that's exactly what I've got. Now that I have...

Excellent graphics with the Radeon HD 5750 - games @ 1920x1080 resolution with ease. On board audio is fantastic and easy to control between speakers, headphones, and/or USB. Been rock solid, never had an ounce of trouble. Mobo supports RAID configs

Didn't come with OS DVDs, but I can't hold that against it since nothing storebought comes with them these days

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Great Computer, Crappy DVD drive

 

This is my third computer and all i can say is wow. so fast. My last 2 were dells and i was unimpressed with the graphics cards they typically load in their computers.

crazy fast processor, good graphics, great ram, good harddrive, good price

terrible dvd drive. stopped working on me, tried to get it working myself as im away at school and cant get it to a certified repair center or whatever, no real luck. just bought a usb dvd drive

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Asus Essentio CG1330-05

 

I bought this computer today in the evening. Drove home hooked it up; went through the process of setting it up; turned computer off to do updates and when it came back up the blue screen of death was on it. Will be returning this to the store tomorrow...

Nothing that we could see

Blue Screen of death immediately following updates

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Would never be my choice to buy again.

 

I bought this computer today in the evening. Drove home hooked it up; went through the process of setting it up; turned computer off to do updates and when it came back up the blue screen of death was on it. Will be returning this to the store tomorrow...

Nothing that we could see

Blue Screen of death immediately following updates

Consumer review by:

Asus Essentio CG1330-05

 

For the price this computer meets my needs of photo editing and gaming. I played CIV 5 with no problems and full graphics. I have yet to play SC2 to see what this baby can do, but with a dedicated 1gig videocard i'm sure it will be more then adequate....

Quiet, Meets the needs of photo editing, gaming, hdmi, vga, dvi connections. Its two harddrives = 1TB

Bulky, cheap plastic, slower processor then others, lacks wireless hardware, blu-ray player

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Great affordable computer with power and a nice vidcard

 

For the price this computer meets my needs of photo editing and gaming. I played CIV 5 with no problems and full graphics. I have yet to play SC2 to see what this baby can do, but with a dedicated 1gig videocard i'm sure it will be more then adequate....

Quiet, Meets the needs of photo editing, gaming, hdmi, vga, dvi connections. Its two harddrives = 1TB

Bulky, cheap plastic, slower processor then others, lacks wireless hardware, blu-ray player

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So far so good

 

I was running a home built Athalon PC133 system I put together in 2001. As most thngs, it finall gave me a choice, buy a new system immediately or milk it a few more hours before I loose everything.Needless to say, I bought this one that evening (good...

Design of the case and plenty of external peripherial plug-ins.Easy set-up

Tech support.Lack of Internal case cooling fans.Expandability

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