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ASUS Vintage-AH1

ASUS Vintage-AH1
alaScore 77

34 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the ASUS Vintage-AH1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 34 reviews)

User Reviews  

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I can't believe so many people are harping on the power supply switch! Asus is an international company, shipping all over the world. If the switch was in 120v by default, people in the 220v hemisphere would definitely fry their PS. On the otherhand,...

Again great barebones--see previoius review

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Excellent!

 

Everything went together as it should without hassle, this is definately a barebones that you should consider if you're looking at barebone setups.

First and for most, it is very quiet. 4 SATA ports, PSU is quite powerful ; Sleep, plenty of USB ports and for an intergrated video, it's quite decent for mild gaming

The voltage selector on the PSU, I noticed it right away

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Good Value

 

This is a good choice for a cheap computer build. The best part is it cuts down on shipping cost compared to buying the parts individually.

It works. Comes with a floppy drive (for those that still use floppies). Good barebone to buy if you have extra parts left over from previous upgrades. It's nice and compact. The big exhaust fan is nice, too

The hard drive is difficult to install and uninstall when everything else is installed. The ATI chipset is not as good as it's rival, but it does the job

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sata trouble but otherwise okay

 

This SATA problem is perplexing, because I know this drive to be functional in another machine, and I know the bios and drivers in this system to be up-to-date. Perhaps it's a WD-specific issue.

This box is very well put-together and really is a lot of bang for the buck. I popped a A64 4000+ cpu in with a GB the Asus-recommended Corsair budget ram. Make sure to put the cpu fan on last because there is not a lot of room to work

For some reason, addition of a wd800jd sata drive slows bios recognition of devices severely. Also, I cannot get this system to boot from this particular drive. Regular IDE drives seem to work fine

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Really very good and very small barebone

 

Just as a point of reference, ULI chipsets are actually very good. By builders ULI was considered one of the best small chipset manufacturers around. ATI aquired ULI, and now AMD has aquired ATI, so the chipsets are actually perfect for this system. I...

I normally build all of my own systems from scratch, using Intel, Asus or MSI boards, and other top quality parts. However, I just got done building 2 smoking systems for my 2 best friends for Christmas presents with parts from Newegg (they paid for...

I must agree with others that the guide for this barebone unit is clearly inadequate. Many barebone builders are building their first systems and this guide will be of little help to them, especially if they encounter any problems. I didn't even look...

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Great for the price

 

The case is smaller than I thought it would be, but it is kind of nice. Because of this, install the processor last, as you have to remove it to install harddrives etc. I also recommend getting round cables to replace the flat ones that come with the...

Sleek looking case, comes with motherboard, decent PSU, floppy drive, and all of the cables are already hooked up

Took me a while to get running. I couldn't get Windows to install (it kept freezing), but found I had to disable on-board USB in the BIOS. Watch out for the PSU being set to the wrong voltage, mine was, and there is a sticker over the hole clearly...

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nice attention to detail

 

Bought this for a client that I was building a little system for. Would definitely buy an ASUS barebone again.

I am impressed by the attention to detail. Items such as indentations for screwdrives, everything lined up nicely. Loaded Windows Vista RC1 and everything worked

PATA ribbon cable are cheap and an eyesore. But then for $99, it's quite a package

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Solid Basic Machine

 

There should be BIG RED LETTERS on the purchase page saying the included SATA drivers wont install from a floppy and you need to slipstream a CD to install XP.

Love the small case. Has nice ventilation.. Worked perfect for my application. An internet cruiser/work horse

RAM has to be in the DIMM B1 slot if your using a single stick. Has to slipstream a XP cd with the ULi SATA drivers that came on the floppy disk and hit the F6 during the XP install to load the third party hdd drivers. The SATA drivers on the included...

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Great little system

 

The inside of the box is a bit cramped for space. It wasn't too hard to get things installed but it was a little tedious. I still give it 5 starts because of the price and simpleness of setup.

Quiet barebones system, includes onboard video and audio, even includes floppy drive (although I didn't need it.) Was a breeze to add my memory, CPU, and hard drive. Booted up and has run perfectly so far

The power supply's voltage switch defaulted to 230 V. It wasn't hard to switch to 115 V but it seems like Asus ought to switch them for units it knows will be sold in the US ; The manual is sparse on details, especially which DIMM slots to use to...

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Neither Would Post or Boot

 

Buy more than one because you are the Quality insection for this Bone!

ASUS is usally good stuff

One After The Other, Neither Would Post or Boot. I'm into the system after buying the Memory & CPU for it

Product Specifications

Combining trustworthy performance, essential features and affordability, the Asus Vintage-AH1 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-AH1 is subjected to a series of stringent quality tests, thus ensuring reliability, compatibility and electromagnetic interference level. Designed to be easily manage and deploy, the Asus Vintage-AH1 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-AH1 is definitely your best choice! ASUS Vintage-AH1, the PC that grant you out-of-the-box productivity and most fun! The Asus Vintage-AH1 offers practical functionality for both home users and enterprise. With it's capability to upgrade into a multimedia machine, through 2 x PCI, 1 x PCI-e x16, 1 x PCI-e and 2 optical drive bays, the Asus Vintage-AH1 made PC expansion easy and remarkable. Get ready to enjoy all of your needs for both work and play with Asus Vintage-AH1! The Asus Vintage-AH1 supports the latest AMD Athlon 64FX/Athlon 64 up to 3700+ 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.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Micro tower/Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Micro tower

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Micro tower/Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Micro tower

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:14in/15.2in
Height:14in/15.2in
Width:6.7in

Display (Projector)

Type:None.

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:ASUSTeK COMPUTER
Model:AH1
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ASUS Vintage

Mainboard

Chipset Type:ATI Radeon Xpress 200 / ULI M1573
Data Bus Speed:1000MHz
Processor Socket:Socket 939

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast 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:4GB
Technology:DDR 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:ATI Radeon X300/ATI Radeon Xpress 200
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