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ASUS Essentio CS5111

ASUS Essentio CS5111
alaScore 81

30 reviews

Oct, 2014

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the ASUS Essentio CS5111 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for ASUS Essentio CS5111

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of ASUS Essentio CS5111 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS Essentio CS5111 Intel Pentium Dual Core E5200 2.5GHz, 4GB, 640GB SATA HDD, 802.11n, HDMI, Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit - RefurbishedAsus Essentio CS5111-AP008 Refurbished Desktop PC

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Worse experience ever on a brand named desktop

 

Compact with nice specs

Total ownership = 3 days. Ship back for RMA = 4 times. Nothing is good on this recertified Asus desktop. Had too many computers in my lifetime, this is the worse ever made

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Paperweight

 

This was my first Newegg purchase and needless to say I am dissatisfied. I will not purchase here again.

Super fast and compact. Love the HDMI. Had lots of potential when I opened the box

Hard drive crashed 95 days in. Newegg has a 30 day replacement warranty and ASUS has a 90 day warranty. Both told me I was out of luck. ASUS told me thats what I get for buying refurbished

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I like mine, but it is far from perfect.

 

My system has been reliable as a garage computer in 60-70*F temperatures for some weeks now. I replaced the thermal paste with some fancy Antec stuff from the office supply store also here on Newegg. I did this for both the CPU and chipset, each has a...

Worked well out of the box for a day. It is a nice looking computer, I like the form factor and it is peppy enough to do what I need it to do in my garage

System requires modification to work well due to overheating issues. The 1403 bios limits fan speed to under 2krpm on fans capable of running at 4800rpm each flowing ~13.39cfm ; System started getting unstable when used with 1080p monitor over VGA...

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Second one

 

The first turned out to be a E2200, not Neweggs fault it was mismarked by the manufacturer, it did not show up until I looked at WEI. Newegg could have told me to take it up with Asus but to their credit stepped right up and fixed Asus' mistake. They...

A lot of features for a little computer ; Beautiful not a scratch on it

Heat and I wish it had Windows 7

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Great Computer!

 

I would definitely recommend this computer. It has worked flawlessly for me. If you are looking for a cheap computer that can easily handle everyday tasks (browsing the web, word processing, etc), then this is the computer for you.

Fast ; Quiet ; No problems

A couple scuffs on the outer case, but it was refurbished and cheap so I can't complain

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ASUS Essentio CS5111-AP007 Pentium dual-core E2200(2.20GHz) 4GB DDR2 640GB Intel GMA X3500 Windows Vista Home Premium

 

The HDD is a full size 3 1/2" Seagate 640GB 7200.11 drive. It is connected via a SATA cable to the sole SATA connector on the motherboard. It looks like it would be fairly easy to replace the drive with something larger or an SSD to improve speed and...

I ordered this but received the CS5111-AP008 model, which seems to be the same but w/ a E5200 (2.5GHz) cpu instead of the E2200 (2.2GHz). I've already opened it up and replaced the CPU w/ an E8400 that I had lying around ; FYI: For those concerned...

This PC has a strange PC/laptop hybrid mobo ; There are no PCI expansion slots. You cannot add any cards into this system ; There's no power supply to speak of - the components for that are all on the mobo ; There's one power connection for the HDD...

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ASUS Essentio CS5111-AP008 Pentium dual-core E5200(2.50GHz) 4GB DDR2 640GB Intel GMA X3500 Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit

 

Great puter!! really fast ,,love the 64 bit platform. Plays all of my games ! Needed the upgrade , the old puter was really loud and maxed out the ram. got it befor the price went up :) loads up web-sites fast

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PROBLEM

 

runs very hot!

Compact

NO SOUND,have tried everything,<If it does not have internal speakers,the copy should say so,if external speakers are req'd ,it should be inclided in the specs

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very good pc

 

I don't even know the brand of my last case, but compared to that this one is amazing. Maybe if I were used to high end Antec/Cooler Master cases this one would seem cheap, but for 50$ including shipping one really can't complain. Also I have not...

very good pc im using it primarily for media apps and as the primary family pc very fast boot up usually on the desktop in less than 10 sec after pushing power button

newegg needs to keep the price sub 250.00 also dvd drive is kinda noisy in the vertical position

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Good HTPC

 

Re: previous poster who said graphics no higher than 1024x768 - I have mine hooked up to my 42"LG HDTV running at 1920x1080. I did have to adjust the aspect ratio settings down to 60% in the video card settings to get it to fit on screen.

Nice looking, relatively small HTPC. Came with keyboard, mouse, power supply, software and PC. Loaded Win7 Home Premium Upgrade by blowing away the partition and starting from scratch. No problems so far ; Works well as a NES/SNES/MAME, etc emulator...

Wi-Fi light lights up when HDD is accessed. Probably just a wire plugged into the wrong place ; Runs a little hot, or at least the sensors claim so. CPU idles around 55C and a couple other sensors are claiming 58C, 65C and 128C. I seriously doubt...

Product Specifications

The outer case of the ASUS Essentio CS 5110 Mini Desktop PC is made by applying high quality techniques, double injection, similar to that of famous Italian designer furniture for a luxurious feel. Then the double-injected molding is polished to create the crystal-like glossy dark look to give it that beautiful satin finish. The CS5111's superior onboard graphics supports Direct X10.0 to give you splendid graphics enjoyment. The HDMI display output allows you to play HD movies easily and smoothly. Through the HDMI-equipped TV or monitor, the digital video and digital audio can be transferred seamlessly. That means you'll receive truly high definition movies and games that really intensify your fun. The CS5111 supports S/PIDF-output and is equipped with 7.1 sound output. By connecting to the user's 7.1 speakers or audio devices, it can deliver an experience of vivid surround-sound for movies and games. Operating at a mere 23.9dB, the CS5111's quiet computing experience is derived from the world's first 2-in-1 thermal module - creating the fastest and most reliable heat dissipation. ASUS remote controller is certificated by Microsoft. It's convenient for you to enjoy the media content and music without sitting in front of your PC. ASUS AI manager provides a simple platform for you to adjust performance, operate utilities and get system information. Especially there're 4 levels of performance for you to choose in "AI Gear" this function. When you choose the "Gaming Mode", your system will be speeded up 10% to let you work more efficiency.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Desktop slimline
Manufacturer Form Factor:Desktop slimline

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Desktop slimline
Manufacturer Form Factor:Desktop slimline

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB
Per Processor Size:2MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:7.9in
Height:11.4in
Weight:7.5lbs
Width:3.1in

Display (Projector)

Type:None.

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:ASUSTeK COMPUTER
Model:CS5111
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ASUS Essentio

Mainboard

Chipset Type:Intel G35 Express
Data Bus Speed:800MHz

Modem

Type: None

Networking

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

Optical Storage

Type:DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Processor

Clock Speed:2.5GHz
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:Intel
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:E5200
Type:Pentium Dual Core

RAM

Installed Size:4GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-300

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:640GB
Type:Personal computer

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA X3500
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