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Asus Pundit P1-AH2 Barebone System

Asus Pundit P1-AH2 Barebone System
alaScore 79

45 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Asus Pundit P1-AH2 Barebone System is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 45 reviews)

1 expert reviews

User Reviews  

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Nice little kit

 

I bought this to replace a full-sized box as my MythTV system. I have 2 PCI tuners, so I needed a system with onboard S-Video, DVI, gigabit ethernet, and S/PDIF audio. This little box is the only one I could find on newegg that met all of these...

A nice, solid machine with a slim form factor and sleek looks. Capable of supporting Athlon X2 5400+ (at least) despite what the documentation claims. Mini jack, S/PDIF, gigabit ethernet, S-Video, DVI, VGA, firewire, card reader all on board - there...

There's nothing really "wrong" with the Pundit, but it does have several limitations (mainly due to form factor). Some full-height PCI cards will not fit without modification. Lying flat, the left side of the case ("bottom" if oriented vertically) is...

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Amazing

 

Tiny Computer. About Half as tall and half as thick as your "ordinary" computer

2 gb Ram Max

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Nice little machine with one little issue

 

Have this setup with a Seagate 500gb sata, AM2 4200+ and 2GB of PNY. Quick little machine

Does not work with G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400). Needed to use round cables for ide connect to dvd for better cooling

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Great Office Setup

 

Great office desktop setup. Purchased 5 at a time and each batch has worked without a problem. Great size form very solid build

PCI is a little tight but accept most any card. May have trouble with some TV cards

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very pretty

 

I built this system for a friend and I like it enough that I may buid one for myself

Nice looking case! Feels like good quality when you pick it up.(heavy) Installed CPU and RAM(AMD x2 4000+ and corsair 2 GB)I suggest a sata DVD burner along with a sata hard drive. IDE cable may restrict air flow since this case is so compact.Included...

No PC express although Newegg sells a pci video card that is directx 10 compatable for VISTA

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Nice inexpensive media machine

 

I wish the optical sound output was on the back of the machine rather than up front. The power/hard drive lights are extremely bright in my dark living room (solved with some opaque tape).

This machine is compact, quiet (even with included heatsink/fan) and very well equipped for the money. All of the on board hardware shows up under Linux though I had to spend some time reading about the hda_intel sound driver. I have only used the...

Have had several of these RMA'd for what seems to be video chip overheating issues. Originally purchased one for private use that worked really well. Followed that up with an order for 8 for the office. RMA'd 2/8. Both of the RMAs exhibited the same...

Consumer review by:

Best HTPC case for the price

 

I've used many other HTPC cases for Media boxes in the past (Silverstone, Shuttle) and have had nothing but issues. Thank you Asus for a great, well priced product. The case is all plastic, but durable. Not cheap or flimsy at all. This case is an...

Well priced barebones system. Great for HTPC on a budget. All components work great with Linux/Mythtv. I've used this case for 5 different Media Center PC's I've built all with great results. Two PCI slots for dual tuner cards, whole host of video...

Only two Cons to this case: 1- Optical audio out is concealed under front panel of case which is a major bummer because you always have to have the panel open. 2- There is only 1 3.5in drive bay for Hard Drive, luckily HD prices are dropping like...

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Only Wispers

 

How can you say no to free shipping!

Awesome design, heavy weight material, and quite. So quite I walked into my room and didn't even know my computer was running. Also has a lot of output makes great for a media center

Only 1 Harddrive, and 1 cd/dvd drive :(, No PCI Express

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Beware if you want this to drive a HDTV

 

Other than the DVI not working properly I noticed (while uninstalling everything to return to Newegg) that the heatsync has only about a nickel size circle where it actually contacts the processor! I would strongly recommend scraping off their thermal...

Quick and easy assembly, Very quiet, even with the included HS and fan

DVI does NOT work well with all HDTV's when using DVI-HDMI Converter. Problem is a hardware problem which cannot be fixed. Spent lots of time on nvidias forums and the only solution is to solder a resistor between a +5 voltage and DVI pin on the...

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wow . perfect for my wife

 

order the combo with the AMD 64 4600 [2.4ghz ; added the corsair 2gb memory pack and 20x dvd/dvd+/- and a 250gb wd drive. booted right up ; running xp pro ; great price

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Product Specifications

The Pundit P1-AH2 is large on style and multimedia power, yet takes up little space. The P1-AH2 leveraged a host of industry-leading specifications for building an all around multimedia powerhouse. When space is at a premium, the P1-AH2 will also be the most fitting fine works for your precious desk real estate.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Tower

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Tower

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.8in
Height:14.1in
Width:3.6in

Display (Projector)

Type:None.

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:ASUSTeK COMPUTER
Model:P1-AH2
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ASUS Pundit

Mainboard

Chipset Type:NVIDIA GeForce 6150 / nForce 430
Data Bus Speed:1000MHz
Processor Socket:Socket AM2

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet
Type:Network adapter

Optical Storage

Type: None

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Max Supported Qty:1
Type:No CPU
Upgradability:Upgradable

RAM

Installed Size:0MB
Max Supported Size:2GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Storage Controller (2nd)

Type:IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:0GB
Type:PC barebone

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce 6150
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