Compared to the previous Asus desktops, the all new Asus Essentio CG1330-05 sports a more polished design. However, thats not the sole reason why this new Asus desktop sells. Falling under a reasonable price category, the Asus Essentio CG1330-05 boasts of adequate gaming performance that suits the average user.The Essentio CG1330-05 supports a fast Radeon HD 5750 GPU with its 400-watt power supply. You can make this even faster by installing a video card. This unit isn’t capable of supporting two video cards though. On a positive note, this desktop provides users with a standard PCI slot plus a more improved 1X PCI Express slot as spare. This will enable you to use an additional expansion card. Rounding upthe Essentio CG1330-05′s additional connection features are four RAM slots plus additional room for two more hard drives.
In terms of connectivity options, the Essentio CG1330-05 might disappoint a number of users. It only offers the standard set of 2.0 USB ports (although there are 10 of them), analog audio and digital jacks and the DVI, VGA, as well as HDMI display options. The unit lacks alternative data ports as well as eSATA and FireWire. the Essentio CG1330-05 still functions well without these two additional ports, but they could have been the edge to make the Essentio CG1330-05s stand out among the competition.
The units new sleek and polished design would have to be one of its best features. The average user will be pleased with its decent gaming performance. Best of all, the manufacturers have left enough room in its construction for future upgrades.
Most consumers might want to settle for a unit that costs $150 more than this $949 desktop in order to enjoy more features. On a similar light, the Asus Essentio CG1330-05 only offers a few advantages over less expensive desktop PCs, so consumers who are on a tight budget may simply go for those options.
All in all, the new Asus Essentio CG1330-05 scores highest on its clean and polished appearance. However, it doesnt make up for its average performance. The unit is capable of running all forms of standard operations but it isnt advisable for hardcore gamers.
·Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
·AMD Phenom II X6 1035T Processor
·ATI Radeon 5750 with 1GB GDDR3 RAM
·8GB System Memory (DDR3)
·1TB SATA (7200RPM) Hard Drive
·Gaming Keyboard & USB optical mouse
·Streamlined ID design with a touch of grace
·Conveniently designed front I/O for easy USB & flash memory access
·Equipped with a powerful AMD 6 core CPU for high performance
·Great energy savings with the Asus EPU and Q fanSocial tagging: Asus Essentio CG1330-05