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ASUS Essentio CM1630 - Athlon II X2 220 2.8 GHz

ASUS Essentio CM1630 - Athlon II X2 220 2.8 GHz
alaScore 78

19 reviews

May, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 reviews of ASUS Essentio CM1630 - Athlon II X2 220 2.8 GHz. The average rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Opinions about the design and price are on the whole positive, whereas the reliability and size get less positive reviews.

usability, price, design

size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the ASUS Essentio CM1630 - Athlon II X2 220 2.8 GHz is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of ASUS Essentio CM1630 - Athlon II X2 220 2.8 GHz from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on People really like the design. The price also gets good feedback. There are some less positive opinions about the reliability and size.

usability, price, design

size, reliability

57% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: ASUS Essentio CM1630-05 Athlon II X2 220 2.8GHz 4GB 750GB DVD±RW DL Windows 7 Home Premium with HDMI

May, 2016

Consumer review by: CompuClinic (

Buyer Beware!!!


I'm really surprised as ASUS is generally a very good company for quality. I don't know if I will be ordering from them ever again at this point. I need to know that what I sell/recommend is going to work, or it seriously hurts our reputation. Shame on...

Great machine when it works

There is something seriously wrong with quality control at the refurbisher. I have ordered 8 of these machines for different clients and so far 6 of them have had issues. So far 3 have been so bad that I have had to return them. One arrived with no...

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: Catreenajean (

Problems right out of the box


First boot went fine, second produced blue screen, now every other boot either fails or produces blue screen. Some days go just fine with little hiccups but most are just a pain...



Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: N/A (



Just an update. Been running 24/7 and recording HD flawlessly and it is actually faster than my Intel Quad Core at compressing HD Video to MKV

Tried to add 8GB of memory and had to put it in the original slots and remove the factory memory. It would not start if put in the two free slots along with the factory memory

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Dynex85 (

great machine.


looks bran new. came with new keyboard and mouse. performs tasks with ease. plays wow decently even with the integrated graphics card

had to flash bios to fix blue screen issue. but now works great. its nice with the ez flash in the bios

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: N/A (

ASUS Essentio CM1630-05 Refurbished Desktop PC Athlon II X2 220(2.80GHz) 4GB 750GB HDD Capacity ATI Radeon 3000 IGP Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit


Started easily with no problems. Nice that there is hardly any Bloatware. Burner works great and is very quiet. I use it to record HD TV. Editing and compression to MKV are all accomplished very effortlessly with this processor and just the original...

None in the first week

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: AJ (

Update to previous post



Just updating my previous review had a chance to hook up the 4th one and its DOA as well as the previous 3. This one had no video. Since the warranty seal was already broken when I took it out of the box I went ahead and diagnosed the issue (I am a...

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: N/A (

Dont buy this model



Tried to purchase 2 of these one to be sold in our Computer Shop and 1 as a machine for a customer to run 2 security Cameras. The first one worked fine for about the first 3 weeks sitting on display then the mobo went out. The 2nd one blue screened out...

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Dog and Pup (

Now I Own Two


Customer tech help at Asus could have been better during a setup glitch...I ended up completing the repair myself. The tech at Asus tried his very best but just missed the problem...and condemned the computer. I just ordered a second identical computer...

I was apprehensive because of some of the negative reviews...I must say that the computer has been flawless and better then I expected. We are very pleased...thanks Newegg

Doesn't have a CPU activity LED...I like blinky lights. (Not much to complain about eh.)

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: Charlie (

Its all about the Drivers...


Go to the ASUS website and download the AMD Driver package for this system: CM1630 otherwise enjoy to BSOD

Good System, Nice and Clean Looks

That you have to download a 500MB file to install the drivers

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: vfguenley (



Don't buy one of these unless you enjoy expensive paperweights.


Dead on arrival. BSOD on first startup

Dec, 2011