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Asus Essentio CG5270

Asus Essentio CG5270
alaScore 78

18 reviews

Apr, 2018

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 reviews of Asus Essentio CG5270. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People are impressed by the price.


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Asus Essentio CG5270 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Asus Essentio CG5270 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on

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This summary is based on the products: Asus Essentio CG5270-BP003 Refurbished Desktop PCAsus Essentio CG5270-BP003 Refurbished Desktop PC

Apr, 2018

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weak capacitors on motherboard


Asus has been using subpar capacitors lately. They are not the company they once were. I've had to RT-N16 routers go on me within a year because of a KNOWN issue with a capacitor at 680uF @ 16V electrolytic that they've never bothered to correct. They...

Purchased five of these. One out of the five is still in perfect shape and two more are still running for now

Past extended warranty date so no help there, but these have weak capacitors. We bought five of these machines at the same time, all refurbs. Two blue screened constantly due to bad capacitors. Capacitors show signs of bulging on the boards of two of...

Jul, 2014

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Best desktop I ever had.


Fast, hdmi, sveral usb ports, 8g ram, tough casing

It does not come with Win 7 installed

Jun, 2014

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ASUS Essentio CG5270-BP004 Core 2 Quad Q8300(2.50GHz) 8GB DDR2 1TB Intel GMA X4500 Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit


Very powerful machine at a very reasonable price. Tons of memory, a HD way bigger that what our office needed, no major complaints

Ordered five of these for my office - four worked perfectly. One had to be RMA'd as it would randomly power down. The replacement came the very next day (newegg at its best), however it arrived in multiple pieces (not neweggs fault i'm sure)....

Nov, 2010

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Good Value ; Fast speeds ; Lots of memory ; Fast 1TB 7200RPM Hard Drive

The DVD drive wire inside the chassis is not connected, you will have to connect it yourself after opening the box , I noticed this few days later ; The cd and dvd wont auto run, you have to click on the drive symbol in the my computer menu

Oct, 2010

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DVD drive does not work !!


Good price and specs ; Loads Windows 7 very fast

DVD drive did not work right from the first day. The eject button when pressed would not bring out the tray.The optical drive appears to be of very poor OEM quality ; The flap covering the DVD drive is quite unnecessary as you need to flip it down to...

Oct, 2010

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In the end all is well


The Good: Got the pc back to my sister the next day and she just loves it and is already making a list to buy more stuff from the egg. After all was said and done I agree and echo the five egg reviews here. If it were not for a company closing for me,...

Introduced another newcomer to the egg when my sister called and said that she has a new pc and would I set it up. (Her husband had went and bought a flat screen tv that he has been wanting and also picked up Asus dual core as she has been wanting a...

The Bad: When I fired up the pc, installed 7, it smelled like a device problem was imminent. The drive was constantly sounding like it was trying to park the heads to idle or something, went to grab a cup of coffee and sure enough when I returned the...

Oct, 2010

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Not what I ordered


No manual. A Printed manual would be nice.

Pretty fast out of the box

It says you get a 1 TB drive. This is not what I got, I got a 750. It says you get windows 7, that's not what I got, I got a hard drive that is partitioned into a C, and D drive. The 'C' drive boots to Vista Home Premium, I do not see how to boot to...

Sep, 2010

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One egg- because I can't select none.


I won't be ordering a computer from newegg again and definitely not a refurbished computer. If you're expecting to be able to use it right out of the box, look elsewhere.

Case is big. Otherwise? I'd have to be able to actually boot the computer to know

I hooked up this computer and it won't boot. I'm very frustrated and angry. I'm a slightly higher than average computer user (can swap out parts do most repairs) and I can't get this to work. When I turn it on it says, "reboot and select proper boot...

Sep, 2010

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Buy a replacement PCI sound card. That's what I had to do. Not very happy. Plus there's no warranty so I'm left on my own.

Very fast ; Asus/Intel = Awesome

SOUND CARD QUIT WORKING AFTER 7 MONTHS ; C'mon, this sucks. This wonderful PC with all of this reliability and assortment of quality parts and the onboard sound card just stops working. Not a good sign

Sep, 2010

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Fast Pc, very impressed


So far so good. The pc is really fast on boot and everything is in working order. Just know your way around the computer if youre looking to buy this particular model as it probably wont work right out of the box.

This thing boots up very fast. I havent done anything intensive on the processor just yet, but im sure that this pc will be up to the task. Comes with a cool keyboard and mouse also

The video card or lack thereof. Im going to be putting in a new video card soon and test some games out and hopefully everything works out okay. The case is really, really big too. I saw pictures of this thing on the net but when i opened up the box i...

Sep, 2010

Product Specifications

Cutting-edge performance, uncompromised reliability, user-centric utilities, all these values encapsulated with a stunningly futuristic chassis of form and function. Meet the ASUS Essentio desktop, designed to deliver your foes into the oblivion while you march towards victory. Powered by the Intel Core 2 Quad processor for lightning fast multi-tasking, the ASUS Essentio brings you astonishing visual enjoyment with surreal graphics courtesy of a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce graphics card, as well as the massive storage capability of the hard disk drive and a high definition surround sound for games, videos, and movies. The ASUS EPU (Energy Processing Unit) provides total system power management by detecting current PC loadings and intelligently moderating power in real-time. It automatically provides the most appropriate power usage for the CPU, VGA card, and hard drives - helping to save power and money. In minimalist design, form follows function. ASUS Essentio CG5270 reflects this philosophy with its tilted form which facilitates the entry of cool air to the chassis from below. This improvement allows the fans to spin slower and keeps noise to a minimum. As well as being cool on the inside, Essentio is cool to the touch with its anodized aluminum bezel and steel chassis. These carefully selected materials and finishes ensure that it will look great in any modern interior.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Tower

Cache Memory

Installed Size:4MB
Per Processor Size:4MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ASUS Essentio


Chipset Type:Intel G43 Express
Data Bus Speed:1333MHz


Type: None


Data Link Protocol:Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet/IEEE 802.11n (draft) / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g/n (draft)

Optical Storage

Read Speed:48x (CD) / 16x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:48x (CD) / 16x (DVD
Write Speed:32x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.5GHz
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Quad-Core
Processor Number:Q8300
Type:Core 2 Quad


Installed Size:8GB
Max Supported Size:16GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-300

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:1TB/750GB
Type:Personal computer

Video Memory

Installed Size:1GB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA X4500/NVIDIA GeForce GT 220