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Asus CG8270

Asus CG8270
alaScore 85

40 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 reviews of Asus CG8270. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People are impressed by the design. The usability is also appreciated. There are some less positive opinions about the reliability. There are some mixed opinions about the size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Asus CG8270 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Asus CG8270

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Asus CG8270 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the usability.

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

This summary is based on the products: Asus CG8270-UK0010 HD Gaming Desktop PC (Intel Core i5-3550 3.70GHz, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, 64GB SSD, Nvidia GeForce 1GB GTX 560 Graphics Card, HDMI, USB 3Asus CG8270-UK0010 HD Gaming Desktop PC (Intel Core i5-3550 3.70GHz, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, 64GB SSD, Nvidia GeForce 1GB GTX 560 Graphics Card, HDMI, USB 3

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (newegg.com)

i have had this pc for going on 6 years ... it is a GREAT Machine

 

The performance and Price made this a Fantastic Buy.

. It handle everything with ease and is great even for todays games!

. Only thing I replaced was the power supply and Cpu Cooling Fan and upgraded video card. Same Original Hard Drive memory motherboard ram blue ray dvd writer etc. I use this machine for everything downloads, gaming, spreadsheets, docs you name it and I...

Jan, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Not worth the saving. Stay away from Asus

 

Bought this item back in August, 2014. Have had it for 6 months now. Pro? you feel good to make a purchase. It's a straight decline from there.

Wow. The SSD failed within a week. I contacted the customer service and they wanted the whole computer sent in to take a look... You must be kidding me... 128gb SSDs are sold for like 50 here, but the shipping was nearly $100, so I said screw it....

Feb, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great Power & Solid for development

 

If there were more of these available via newegg for the cost, I would purchase them without hesitation.

A lot of RAM, Solid CPU, Great Hard Drives, very quick PC for the price. Even though it's refurbished, you cannot go wrong with the specs and the price ; I've been dual booting Windows which came with the PC, and CentOS 7 (for development that's...

No recovery disc. Obviously the thing to do now is place the recovery data on another partition but it's always nice to have a recovery disc handy in case you wipe the drive and don't have a backup of it. Other than that, nothing

Dec, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Asus CG8270

 

Overall I am satisfied with my purchase. It wasn't very expensive for a device that I probably would have paid a lot more for.

Fastest computer that I have ever played around with, very strong build. Like seriously, I rebooted this thing and thought that maybe I had only put it on sleep because it brought it back up so quickly. It is also dead quiet and very cool in the back....

The person who designed the front trays (for the drives) is an idiot. They are flimsy and prone to fall off their tracks. In fact, one broke off completely during transit. Windows 8 isn't the easiest operating system to adapt to

Nov, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Do not Buy any Refurbished Items

 

I bought this PC on Aug 18 and Did not get chance to open the box till 09/30, and that PC was not working when I talk to CSR, they say, it is more than 1 month and we do not take Return or help to fix the issue..very bad

I bought this PC on Aug 18 and Did not get chance to open the box till 09/30, and that PC was not working when I talk to CSR, they say, it is more than 1 month and we do not take Return or help to fix the issue..very bad

Oct, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

not worth

 

Specs looks ok highly motivated to buy, Though they they say certified and refurbished, it might not work. In my case, I bought this in aug and took little long to hook to monitor, when I hook, it wont dispaly, when I called, they say you are out of...

Specs looks ok highly motivated to buy, Though they they say certified and refurbished, it might not work ; In my case, I bought this in aug and took little long to hook to monitor, when I hook, it wont dispaly, when I called, they say you are out of...

Specs looks ok highly motivated to buy, Though they they say certified and refurbished, it might not work ; In my case, I bought this in aug and took little long to hook to monitor, when I hook, it wont dispaly, when I called, they say you are out of...

Oct, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Do not Buy any Refurbished Items

 

I bought this PC on Aug 18 and Did not get chance to open the box till 09/30, and that PC was not working when I talk to CSR, they say, it is more than 1 month and we do not take Return or help to fix the issue..very bad

I bought this PC on Aug 18 and Did not get chance to open the box till 09/30, and that PC was not working when I talk to CSR, they say, it is more than 1 month and we do not take Return or help to fix the issue..very bad

Oct, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Cannot redeem rebate

 

Would happily give the computer 4 stars (packaging left sticky residue on case, there was some bloatware, but definitely worth 4 stars) if I could get a rebate. Like I said, I tried to contact customer service and haven't heard back from them, which...

Arrived when and as they said it would Good specs for a decent price

Because the computer was shipped in a plain, brown box, I cannot cut out a UPC that does not exist, and cannot redeem my rebate. Attempting to contact Newegg customer support has not yielded any results, and I am now rapidly approaching the point where...

Sep, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Worse REFURBISHED product ever

 

This is a REFURBISHED product, I know, but this kind of quality? I will consider twice next time.

Fast, outstanding performance

wont recognize the 3tb hard drive in the first place, have to open the case(which void the warranty) to reconnect the hard drive ; the font usb panel totally rip off, I have to put it back by myself, by risking damaging the panel cover

Aug, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Worse REFURBISHED product ever

 

This is a REFURBISHED product, I know, but this kind of quality? I will consider twice next time.

Fast, outstanding performance.

*wont recognize the 3tb hard drive in the first place, have to open the case(which void the warranty) to reconnect the hard drive. *the font usb panel totally rip off, I have to put it back by myself, by risking damaging the panel cover.

Aug, 2014
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Product Specifications

Design

Cable lock slot: No
Chassis type:Desktop / Midi Tower / Tower
Color of product:Beige / Black / Grey / Metallic
Placement supported:Vertical
Water cooling system:N

Energy Management

Power supply:400 / 500

Expansion Slots

PCI Express x1 slots:1
PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slots:1
PCI Express x16 slots:1
PCI Express x4 (Gen 2.x) slots:1 / 2
PCI Express x4 slots:1
PCI slots:3

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1 / 1024 / 2 / 2048 / 3 / 3072
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 7770 / No / NVIDIA GeForce GT 545 / NVIDIA GeForce GT 630 / NVIDIA GeForce GT 650 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3 / GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.696
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x152 / 0x162
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 2500 / Intel HD Graphics 4000 / No

Memory

Internal memory:12 / 16 / 32 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 32
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory layout:1 x 8 / 2 x 4 / 3 x 4 / 4 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 8 / 2 x 4 / 3 x 4 / 4 x 4
Memory slots:4x DIMM / 4x SO-DIMM

Networking

Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / DVD Super Multi / DVD-RW / DVD±RW / No
Optical drives quantity:1

Other Features

Audio Input:6
Built-in speaker(s):N
Built-in speakers: No
Case color:Black
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Cooling type:Active
Copper ethernet cabling technology:1000BASE-T, 100BASE-T, 10BASE-T
Dimensions (WxDxH):7.87 x 21 x 18.1
Energy efficiency class:Unspecified
Energy efficiency compliance:Unspecified
Ethernet interface type:Fast, Gigabit / Gigabit
Expansion Slots:1x PCI Express x2
Form Factor:Tower
Graphics adapter family:AMD, Intel / Intel / Intel, NVIDIA / NVIDIA
HDMI: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x, VT-d
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x / VT-x,VT-d
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Number of hard drives supported:6
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Package dimensions (WxDxH):13.1 x 23.6 x 21.7
Platform:PC
Plug and Play: Yes
Power supply type:AC
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Speakers: No
Supported hard disk drive interfaces:Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III
Weight:24

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Bundled software:Adobe Acrobat Reader, Microsoft Pack, Nero 9 Essentials / Adobe Acrobat Reader, Microsoft Pack, \nNero 9 Essentials / Adobe Acrobat Reader\nFreshpaint \nMicrosoft Pack \nNero Essentials \nSKYPE / Office 2010 starter\nnero 9 Essentials\nMicrosoft Pack\nAdobe Acrobat Reader / Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Cables included:AC
Display included:N / No
Drivers included:Y / Yes
Keyboard supplied: Yes
Manual: Yes
Mouse included:N / Yes
Speakers supplied:N

Packaging Data

Package depth:23.6
Package height:21.7
Package width:13.1

Performance

Audio output channels:7.1 / 7.2
Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HDA / Realtek ALC892
Chipset:Intel H61 / Intel H77 Express / Intel HM77 Express
Compatible processor series:Core i5, Core i7 / Core i7
Motherboard chipset:Intel H61 / Intel H77 Express / Intel HM77 Express
Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack:No / Yes
DVI port:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Microphone in:Y / Yes
PS/2 ports quantity:1
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:6 / 8
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4
USB 3.0 ports quantity:4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

Power supply:400 / 500

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):31 / 32 / 33 / 34
ECC supported by processor:N / Y
FSB Parity: No
L3 cache:8
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 1333/1600 / DDR3-SDRAM
Number of processors installed:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8 / 1x8,1x16,2x4,2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:i5-3350P / i5-3450 / i5-3470 / i5-3550 / i5-3570 / i7-3770
Processor boost frequency:3.3 / 3.5 / 3.6 / 3.7 / 3.8 / 3.9
Processor cache:6 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor cores:4
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-3xxx / Intel Core i7-3xxx
Processor frequency:3.1 / 3.2 / 3.3 / 3.4
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:i5-3350P / i5-3450 / i5-3470 / i5-3550 / i5-3570 / i7-3770
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i5-3300 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-3400 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-3500 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-3700 Desktop series
Processor socket:LGA 1155 (Socket H2) / Socket H2 (LGA 1155)
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:E1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Tcase:67.4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):69 / 77
Tjunction:105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Y / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Connect Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y / Yes
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Y / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:65511 / 65516 / 65702 / 65719 / 68316 / 69114
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
Thermal solution specification:2011D / PCG 2011D

Software

Bundled software:Adobe Acrobat Reader, Microsoft Pack, Nero 9 Essentials / Adobe Acrobat Reader, Microsoft Pack, \nNero 9 Essentials / Adobe Acrobat Reader\nFreshpaint \nMicrosoft Pack \nNero Essentials \nSKYPE / Office 2010 starter\nnero 9 Essentials\nMicrosoft Pack\nAdobe Acrobat Reader
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 8
Trial software:Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security / Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security, Office

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:23.6 x 22.6 x 34.4 / CF, Memory Stick (MS), MicroDrive, MicroSD (TransFlash), MiniMMC, MiniSD, MMC, MS Duo, MS Micro (M2), MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, RS-MMC, SD, SDHC / CF, Memory Stick (MS), MicroDrive, MicroSD (TransFlash), MiniSD, MiniSDHC, MS Duo, MS Micro (M2), MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, RS-MMC, SD, SDHC / CF, Memory Stick (MS), MicroDrive, microSD (TransFlash), miniSD, MMC, MS Duo, MS Micro (M2), MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD, SDHC / CF, Memory Stick (MS), MicroDrive, MicroSD (TransFlash), MiniSD, MMC, MS Duo, MS Micro (M2), PSVita, RS-MMC, SD / CF, Memory Stick (MS), MicroDrive, MicroSD (TransFlash), MiniSD, MMC, MS Duo, MS Micro (M2), RS-MMC, SD, SDHC / CF, Memory Stick (MS), MicroDrive, MicroSD (TransFlash), MiniSD, MMC, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, RS-MMC, SD, SDHC / CF, Memory Stick (MS), MicroDrive, MicroSD (TransFlash), MiniSD, MMC, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC / CF, Memory Stick (MS), microSD (TransFlash), miniSD, MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC / CF, MicroDrive, MicroSD (TransFlash), MiniSD, MMC, MS Duo, MS Micro (M2), MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD, SDHC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 1024 / 2000 / 2048 / 3000
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:3.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 32 / 64
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:Serial ATA III
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD / HDD,SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1024 / 1032 / 1064 / 1128 / 2000 / 2032 / 2048 / 2064 / 2128 / 256 / 3000 / 3128 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:18.1 / 21 / 7.87 / 8
Height:18 / 18.1 / 21
Package depth:23.6
Package height:21.7
Package width:13.1
Weight:23.8 / 24
Width:21 / 7.87