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ASUS Vintage AE1

ASUS Vintage AE1
alaScore 76

28 reviews

Oct, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 reviews of ASUS Vintage AE1. 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.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the ASUS Vintage AE1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 28 reviews)

User Reviews  

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Consumer review by: N/A (

A system that LASTS a long time.


Even after upgrading system with a dedicated video card and max amount of RAM system still ran great. Only after 8 years of use and countless power outages at my clients office the system finally gave in. I wish ASUS would have continued this line of...

Computer was built and use for a client. It worked like it should with NO problems and not configuration issues too. System was even upgraded with a AGP 8x video card and a total of 2GB of RAM (1x1GB)

None, except the default power supply (250W) should have been a 300W or 350W

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: Justin Mann (

Fan Controller Issues


We purchased four of these for deployment in a minimal use environment. Upon starting the first one, I noticed the CPU fan spun up, and the stopped. Upon beginning to install windows, I observed it trying to spin up, and failing, and eventually the...

Cheap, all the annoying wires are already hooked up (of course this applies to any barebones model), cheap CPU available, etc

Fan controllers do not work correctly in these. Disable Smart-Fan in the bios! (This may be fixed in a newer bios, but I'm lazy)

Dec, 2006

Consumer review by: N/A (

ASUS Vintage-AE1 AMD Athlon 64 / Sempron AMD Socket 754 SiS 760 SiS Mirage 2 Barebone


Shipped quick, no damaged parts. (ordered a monitor and a complete computers worth of parts).

No brainer: stick parts in box, push power button, insert windows CD. This is the first computer I've built, it took ~1.5hrs from opening the boxes to logging into windows. It's been running for >6 months with no issues. Looks nice too, I like basic...

Old cpu socket seems to rule out any processor upgrades, but I knew that going in

Dec, 2006

Consumer review by: 86_5.0L (

ASUS Vintage-AE1 AMD Socket 754 Barebone


Matched it with a Sempron 64 2600+ Palermo, Lite-On DVD Drive, 30GB HDD and Logitech Wireless Keyboard & Mouse

Good Build Quality ; Everything Worked on 1st Boot-up ; Decent Office/Everyday PC ; Small Form Factor

Limited Lifespan(socket 754) ; Limited Upgrades

Dec, 2006

Consumer review by: Ben (

ASUS Vintage-AE1 AMD Athlon 64 / Sempron AMD Socket 754 SiS 760 SiS Mirage 2 Barebone


Good price, good case, lightweight

Due to the placement of the chipset heatsink, it is NOT easy to put on the stock AMD CPU heatsink. The power supply is shipped with 230V set instead of 115V

Dec, 2006

Consumer review by: NewEgg Fan (

Nice Value


Bought 3 recently. All work fine. Good business machines. Put Sempron 3000+ in each. Solid case, nice and small. Decent motherboards

Haven't had any bad issues with them

Nov, 2006

Consumer review by: vbtweb (




came with dead powersupply, not uncommon for barebones on newegg, so not a big deal was planned for. However the board didn't operate correctly, Wouldn't power the fan on the cpu for more than a few seconds without turning off, and giving a Fan Error...

Nov, 2006

Consumer review by: Zimbo (

Decent product, just know what you're getting


A very large number of the "complaints" about this system are, IMO, due entirely to misinformed users. A 300W power supply is plenty for this machine's intended usage. Having to file down floppy disc eject butons is par for the course with any case...

Good price for the feature set, very quiet. Fast and responsive with a Sempron 2800

The "quick start" manual is skimpy even by barebones standards. No mention is made of the "AI Booster" program you need to install to get rid of the "unknown device" in device manager. One of the 3 I received had slightly "wiggly" video output....

Sep, 2006

Consumer review by: Lawrence Systems (

Not Good


ASUS HAS CERTAINLY LET THIS ONE SLIP BY THEIR QUAILY CONTROL. This happens again with ASUS, I will definitely go with a different manufacturer.

Clean (but dented case)

DEAD POWER SUPPLY upon arrival ; DEAD Front Panel LED's ; Lower Case DENTED ; Patrs Missing ; VERY DISSAPPOINTED IN THIS BARE BONE

Sep, 2006

Consumer review by: Unhappy ASUSconsumer (

Extremely Poor Service From ASUS


The cost for the barebone...$$$current price$$$ Talked to RMA dept, BIOS dept, tech support dept, left voice mails(no response)..five(5) people in total, long distance calls...$22.00 Replaced power supply(tech support suggested)...$50.00 Shipped board...

NEWEGG.COM is the best site to purchase your computer component requirements. Have been buying since the late '90s as a reseller for my professional needs. I have used many ASUS motherboards for my builds, until now

My extremely unpleasant experience starts when the system would not shutdown. It would reboot back into the OS. Called ASUS tech support three times, they recommend reinstall OS. Finally, I had the board RMA and was promised 14 business days for...

Jun, 2006

Product Specifications

Combining trustworthy performance, essential features and affordability, the Asus Vintage-AE1 barebone is a simple and high-performance PC built with recognized quality and the latest technology that is ideal for budget conscious users and everyday applications. Combining trustworthy performance, essential features and affordability, the Asus Vintage-AE1 barebone is a simple and high-performance PC built with recognized quality and the latest technology that is ideal for budget conscious users and everyday applications. The Asus Vintage-AE1, the first Vintage model that supports AMD 64 bit platform, is subjected to a series of stringent quality tests, thus ensuring reliability, compatibility and electromagnetic interference level. Designed to be easily managed and deployed, the Asus Vintage-AE1 is a space saving PC with exceptional value and performance delivered through proven technology. If you are looking for a solid and stylish PC to balance the tempo of your life, the Asus Vintage-AE1 is definitely your best choice! ASUS Vintage-AE1, the PC that grants you out-of-the-box productivity and most fun! The Asus Vintage-AE1 offers practical functionality for both home users and enterprise. With it's capability to upgrade into a multimedia machine, through 1 x PCI-e, 2 x PCI, 1 x AGP and 2 optical drive bays, the Asus Vintage-AE1 made PC expansion easy and remarkable. Get ready to enjoy all of your needs for both work and play with Asus Vintage-AE1! The Asus Vintage-AE1 supports the latest AMD Athlon 64 (64bit) processor, SiS integrated 3 D graphics and DDR400 Memory with enhanced expandability for robust performance. Recover Pro is an always available recovery tool. It stores user data, applications and the operating system in the host-protected area of the hard drive. Users can easily recover system to their original factory conditions or to a more recent state without restore CDs. No need to worry about losing data due to virus attacks. ASUS subjects its desktop barebone systems through a series of stringent quality tests to provide the very best in performance, stability and compatibility. Even the electromagnetic level are measured and improved to limit interference with other devices to provide a superior computing environment.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Micro tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Micro tower

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Micro tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Micro tower

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ASUS Vintage


Chipset Type:Intel 915G Express/SiSM760GX
Data Bus Speed:800MHz
Processor Socket:LGA775 Socket/Socket 754


Type: None


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

Optical Storage

Type: None


Max Supported Qty:1
Type:No CPU


Installed Size:0MB
Max Supported Size:2GB/4GB
Technology:DDR SDRAM

Storage Controller (2nd)


Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:0GB
OS Certified:Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP
Type:PC barebone

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 900/SiS Mirage 2